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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 11:51 AM CST Dec. 12, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CST Thursday for
strong winds and low humidity for fire weather zones 248, 249,
250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 351, and 353...

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Friday morning through
Friday afternoon for gusty winds and very low humidity for fire
weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257,
351, and 353...

The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 1 PM to 8 PM CST Thursday. A
Fire Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch
is in effect from Friday morning through Friday afternoon. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Wind... 20 foot winds of 30 to 35 mph.

* Humidity... minimum humidity values of 25 to 35 percent Thursday
and 15 to 20 percent Friday.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. 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 more... 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. Listen for later
forecasts and possible red flag warnings.






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