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Moore County Emergency Management
Monday March 5th, 2012 :: 08:28 a.m. CST

Alert

RED FLAG WARNING

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
457 AM CST MON MAR 5 2012

OKZ001-002-TXZ001-002-006-007-011-012-016-017-052200-
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CIMARRON-TEXAS-DALLAM-SHERMAN-HARTLEY-MOORE-OLDHAM-POTTER-
DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-
457 AM CST MON MAR 5 2012

..RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR ALL OF THE TEXAS AND OKLAHOMA PANHANDLES...
..FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN TEXAS PANHANDLE AND WESTERN AND CENTRAL OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM CST THIS EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN OKLAHOMA...CIMARRON...TEXAS. IN TEXAS...
DALLAM...SHERMAN...HARTLEY...MOORE...OLDHAM...POTTER...DEAF
SMITH...RANDALL.

* WIND: SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH ARE
EXPECTED BOTH TODAY AND TOMORROW.

* HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE BETWEEN 5 AND 15
PERCENT BOTH DAYS.

* TIMING: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
LATE THIS MORNING AS WINDS INCREASE. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
SHOULD RAPIDLY INCREASE AFTER SUNSET THIS EVENING...PRECLUDING ANY
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS OVERNIGHT. SIMILAR TIMING IS
EXPECTED TOMORROW...WITH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
FROM LATE MORNING THROUGH EARLY EVENING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 15 PERCENT OR LESS...SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS OF 20 MPH OR GREATER...AND AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER RATING WILL CREATE RED FLAG CONDITIONS.

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

Address/Location
Moore County Emergency Management
700 S Bliss Ave
Dumas, TX 79029

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 806-934-9520

Alert Details

Severity:
Moderate - Possible threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
General emergency and public safety
Event:
FIRE WEATHER

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