Dallas Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 9:49 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening...

* timing...winds will peak between late morning and mid afternoon.

* Winds...south turning toward southwest and increasing to around 30 mph with gusts to near 45 mph.

* Impacts...the strong winds will make driving difficult today especially for high profile or light weight vehicles on north south roads.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 9:44 AM CDT on April 16, 2014

...Red flag warning remains in effect until 6 PM CDT this evening for extreme fire conditions....

* timing...the strongest winds will occur from mid morning to mid afternoon. Relative humidity will fall throughout the morning and bottom out during the afternoon hours.

* Wind...south turning toward southwest at 25 to 30 mph with gusts to near 45 mph at times.

* Relative humidity...falling to around 25 percent.

* Fuel...fuels should dry quickly and will burn easily.

* Impacts...any fires that start may spread rapidly due to the very strong winds.

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 explosive fire growth potential.

Lee