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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 3:50 PM CST on February 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EST on February 28, 2017


... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening...

* timing... Tuesday morning from 11 am CST to 7 PM CST Tuesday
evening.

* Winds... southwest 35 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Impacts... high winds can blow down small outbuildings and
break limbs. Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose
control... especially in lightweight or high profile vehicles.
Strong winds can cause blowing dust... reducing visibility...
and cause flying debris. Isolated power outages could be
possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is potential for sustained winds of
at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more. People in the watch
area should secure any loose outdoor items such as garbage cans
or lawn furniture. Persons planning to drive in the watch area...
especially high profile vehicles... should consider delaying
travel until the high wind threat diminishes.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:46 PM CST on February 27, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EST on February 28, 2017


... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM CST Tuesday for
strong winds and low relative humidity for the Texas and Oklahoma
panhandles...

The National Weather Service in Amarillo has issued a red flag
warning for strong winds and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from 11 am to 7 PM CST Tuesday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Oklahoma... Beaver. In Texas... Hansford...
Ochiltree... Lipscomb... Hutchinson... Roberts... Hemphill...
Carson... gray... Wheeler... Armstrong... Donley and
Collingsworth.

* 20 foot winds... west 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Timing... critical fire weather conditions are expected to begin around
11 am CST Tuesday morning and expected to end around 7 PM CST
Tuesday evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create favorable weather for rapid fire growth and spread. Avoid
activities that promote open flames and Sparks.





337 PM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

... A red flag warning is in effect from 11 am CST Tuesday until 7
PM CST Tuesday for the Texas South Plains... southern Texas
Panhandle... and the rolling plains for 20 foot winds of 20 mph or
more... relative humidity 15 percent or less... and high fire
danger...

* 20 foot winds... southwest winds will increase into the 25 to
35 mph range with gusts to near 50 mph on The Caprock. Wind
speeds will range from 20 to 30 mph with gusts in excess of 40
mph in the rolling plains.

* Humidity... falling to near 15 percent.

* Fuels... are dry.

* Impacts... any fires that develop can spread rapidly. Outdoor
burn ing is discouraged.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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






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Arizona - Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
California - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Wind Advisory , Frost Advisory, Freeze Watch , Freeze Warning, Freeze Watch , Frost Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Hydrologic Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Fire Weather Warning
Connecticut - Flood Warning
Florida - Coastal Hazard Statement , Beach Hazard Statement
Hawaii - Flash Flood Watch
Idaho - Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Public Information Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Watch
Indiana - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Flood Watch
Kansas - Fire Weather Warning
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Mississippi - Severe Thunderstorm Warning
Montana - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Nevada - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
New Mexico - High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Blowing Dust Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
North Dakota - Flood Warning
Ohio - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Oklahoma - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
Oregon - Winter Weather Advisory
Pennsylvania - Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Flood Warning
Texas - Wind Advisory , High Wind Watch , High Wind Warning , High Wind Warning, Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning, Blowing Dust Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Utah - Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Vermont - Flood Warning
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory , Public Information Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement
Wyoming - High Wind Watch , Winter Storm Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Special Statement

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