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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:08 PM CST Dec. 11, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening for high winds and low humidity values 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 Fire
Weather Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 351, and 353.

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

* Humidity... minimum humidity values of 25 to 35 percent

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

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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