Fire Weather Update for Tuesday, October 18

We’re all wondering when this will end. Even with the recent bit of rain we’ve had, the drought persists. Please note this latest warning from the National Weather Service.

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
644 PM CDT SUN OCT 16 2011

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR TUESDAY...

.A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR TUESDAY IN THE WAKE OF A
COLD FRONT EARLY IN THE MORNING. DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS WILL BE
DEVELOPING DURING THE MORNING HOURS AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING.

TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-170745-
/O.NEW.KHGX.FW.A.0010.111018T1300Z-111019T0200Z/
AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-
MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON-
WHARTON-
644 PM CDT SUN OCT 16 2011

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHEAST TEXAS...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

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

* WIND...WINDS BECOMING NORTH IN THE WAKE OF AN EARLY MORNING COLD
  FRONT AND INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...RH VALUES FALLING TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT.|

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS BANNED OR NOT RECOMMENDED.

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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