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Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 12:24 PM MDT Apr. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect until 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this
evening...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect until 8 PM CDT /7 PM MDT/ this
evening.

* Timing... until early evening.

* Winds... southeast winds 25 to 35 mph gusts to 45 mph.

* Impacts... secure lawn furniture, garbage cans or other objects
which could be blown about by the wind. Local blowing dust
will reduce visibility.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.





Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 1:43 PM MDT Apr. 20, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/
this evening for windy and dry conditions, and very high to
extreme fire danger for all of southeast New Mexico and south
through the Davis Mountains and Marfa Plateau...

* wind... southwest 30 to 50 mph in the Guadalupe Mountains with
higher gusts. Southwest 20 to 30 in the plains with higher
gusts.

* Humidity... 5 to 15 percent.

* Fire danger... very high to extreme.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

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 increase
potential for fire growth.



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