Texas Wildfires: Urgent Fire Weather Warning for Southeast Texas

Hot. Dry. Windy. Low humidity. It all adds up to serious fire danger this weekend. Please see below:

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1028 AM CDT SAT SEP 24 2011

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SUNDAY...

.DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL BE DEVELOPING SUNDAY. AFTERNOON
HIGHS SHOULD REACH THE MID 90S TO NEAR 100 WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FALLING TO 20-35 PERCENT. SOUTHWEST WIND OF 10 MPH IN THE MORNING
WILL BECOME GUSTY AND INCREASE TO 15-20 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>213-226-227-242200-
/O.CON.KHGX.FW.A.0009.110925T1200Z-110926T0300Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZOS-BURLESON-COLORADO-FORT BEND-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-
LIBERTY-MADISON-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-
WASHINGTON-WHARTON-
1028 AM CDT SAT SEP 24 2011

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY MORNING
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR ELEVATED TO CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS FOR THE INLAND AREAS OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

* AFFECTED COUNTIES... HOUSTON...TRINITY...MADISON...WALKER...
  SAN JACINTO...POLK...BURLESON...BRAZOS...WASHINGTON...
  GRIMES... MONTGOMERY...LIBERTY...COLORADO...AUSTIN...WALLER...
  HARRIS... WHARTON...FORT BEND.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST WINDS NEAR 10 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  GUSTY AND INCREASING TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 25 MPH
  BY EARLY AFTERNOON AND WILL LIKELY CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY
  EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING TO 20
  TO30 PERCENT OVER THE REGION.

* HIGHEST THREAT...WILL BE ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM
  COLUMBUS TO GROVETON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS BANNED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

About M.J.Deare

I am a writer, actively researching topics of interest. I am also a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, with a degree in English, and have a master's degree from the University of Memphis. Born in New Orleans, I lived there until moving to northwest Arkansas and from there to Memphis, Tennessee. My husband and I currently reside in The Woodlands, Texas.
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