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February 27, 2013, 10:21am
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Effective: 04:15 AM CST on 02/27/2013
Expires: 07:00 PM CST on 02/27/2013

Alert: ...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM UNTIL 7 PM TODAY FOR THE RIO GRANDE PLAINS AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL PLAINS... .A DRY FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL BRING NORTHWESTERLY WINDS AND A REINFORCING DRY AIRMASS TO THE AREA TODAY. THE FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE HILL COUNTRY EARLY THIS MORNING AND REACH THE I-35 CORRIDOR BEFORE NOON. BEHIND THE FRONT...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 15 AND 20 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 30 MPH THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS AND LOW 20S BEFORE SLOWLY INCREASING AFTER SUNSET. ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE RIO GRANDE PLAINS AND WESTERN PORTIONS OF THE COASTAL PLAINS... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CST THIS EVENING. * AFFECTED AREA...THE FOLLOWING SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNTIES... KINNEY...UVALDE...MEDINA...BEXAR...MAVERICK...ZAVALA...FRIO... ATASCOSA...WILSON...KARNES...DIMMIT. * 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST AT 15 TO NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH. * HUMIDITY...15 TO 20 PERCENT. * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

Instructions: A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. AVOID THE USE OF OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE SPARKS. ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW QUICKLY INTO DANGEROUS WIND DRIVEN WILDFIRES.

Target Area: Atascosa; Bexar; Dimmit; Frio; Karnes; Kinney; Maverick; Medina; Uvalde; Wilson; Zavala
 


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