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Moore County Emergency Management
Wednesday March 7th, 2012 :: 08:15 a.m. CST

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RED FLAG WARNING

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX
657 AM CST WED MAR 7 2012

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DALLAM-SHERMAN-HANSFORD-OCHILTREE-HARTLEY-MOORE-HUTCHINSON-
ROBERTS-OLDHAM-POTTER-CARSON-GRAY-DEAF SMITH-RANDALL-ARMSTRONG-
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657 AM CST WED MAR 7 2012

..RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND MOST OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN AMARILLO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR THE WESTERN OKLAHOMA PANHANDLE AND MOST OF THE TEXAS PANHANDLE DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA: IN TEXAS...DALLAM...SHERMAN...HANSFORD...
OCHILTREE...HARTLEY...MOORE...HUTCHINSON...ROBERTS...OLDHAM...
POTTER...CARSON...GRAY...DEAF SMITH...RANDALL...ARMSTRONG...
DONLEY.

* WIND: SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS
ARE LIKELY FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING.

* HUMIDITY: MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 9
AND 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING...THEN
IMPROVE TO ABOVE 15 PERCENT AFTER 8 PM.

* TIMING: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AFTER 11 AM
TODAY AND CONTINUE UNTIL 8 PM THIS EVENING.

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 CREATE FAVORABLE WEATHER FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD. AVOID ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS.

Instructions:

AVOID ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTE OPEN FLAMES AND SPARKS.

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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