Southern Lea County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 1:08 PM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory in effect from 9 am CDT /8 am MDT/ to 7 PM CDT
/6 PM MDT/ Friday...

The National Weather Service in Midland/Odessa has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 am CDT /8 am MDT/ to 7 PM CDT
/6 PM MDT/ Friday.

* Timing... Friday morning 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: 1:57 PM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am CDT /10 am MDT/
to 9 PM CDT /8 PM MDT/ Friday 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

* 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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