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307 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS
AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
253, 254, AND 255...
The National Weather Service in Brownsville has issued a Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect Friday afternoon.
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
253, 254, and 255.
* WIND...20 TO 30 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...10 TO 20 PERCENT.
* THUNDERSTORMS...NOT EXPECTED.
* HIGHEST THREAT...IS LOCATED ACROSS THE MIDDLE AND UPPER PORTIONS
OF THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY...INCLUDING THE NORTHWEST RANCHLANDS.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
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.