... High Wind Warning in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 am
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 7 am CDT
Monday. The Wind Advisory is no longer in effect.
* Timing... strong winds will develop this afternoon and continue
through the early evening. Periods of strong winds will remain
possible overnight through early Monday morning.
* Winds... southwest from 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 65 mph peaking
late this afternoon into the evening. The winds will become west
to northwest at 20 to 35 mph late tonight.
* Impacts... blowing dust will severely limit visibilities near
open fields and construction sites. Strong Crosswinds will be
hazardous to motorists.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
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High Wind Warning
Issued: 4:02 AM CDT Mar. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service
Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 5:09 AM CDT Mar. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service
... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 7 am CDT
Monday for strong winds and low relative humidity for for strong
winds and low relative humidity for the South Plains... rolling
plains and the far southern Panhandle...
* wind... southwest at 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 55 mph, with even
higher wind speeds across the western South Plains and far
southwest Texas Panhandle during the late afternoon and early
evening. The winds will become west to northwest late Sunday
night at 20 to 30 mph.
* Humidity... falling to between 5 and 15 percent this afternoon.
* Fuels... are extremely dry.
* Impacts... extreme fire behavior and high impact fires are
possible due to the strong winds. Outdoor burning is
discouraged. Low visibility will be possible due to dust and
smoke and could limit fire detection capabilities.
A red flag warning means that extremely critical fire weather
conditions are imminent. These conditions can create rapid
wildfire growth that will make containment extremely difficult.