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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:55 AM CDT Mar. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this
evening for very low relative humidity values, gusty 20 foot
winds, and dry to very dry fuels for fire weather zones 248, 249,
250, 252, and 253...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from noon today to 7 PM CDT this
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 248, 249,
250, 252, and 253.

* Wind... northwest increasing to 15 to 20 mph with a few gusts to
25 mph.

* Humidity... falling to between 10 and 15 percent.

* Fuel condition... dry to very dry.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means critical fire weather conditions are
occurring now... or will shortly. In general... these conditions
include sustained 20 foot winds of 25 mph or greater... humidity
ranging from below 25 percent in Zapata County to below
45 percent along the coast... each lasting for 2 hours or longer...
and cured fuels. Humidity below 25 percent in most areas will
trigger fire danger at lower wind speeds. Detailed decision
tables are found at http://weather.Gov/rgv/?N=mapcolors#fire.


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