High Wind Warning
Statement as of 1:59 PM CDT on March 11, 2014
... High Wind Warning remains in effect until 1 am CDT Wednesday...
* event... a strong cold front will bring sustained northerly winds of 30
to 45 mph with gusts to around 60 mph across the Oklahoma Panhandle
and much of the Texas Panhandle.
* Timing... now through 1 am.
* Impacts... hazardous driving conditions for high-profile and
light vehicles. Winds around 60 mph are capable of minor
damage to structures. Blowing dust may reduce visibilities to
less than one mile at times.
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:42 PM CDT on March 11, 2014
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM CDT this evening
for strong winds and low relative humidity for all but the far northeast
* affected area... in Texas... Dallam... Hartley... Moore...
Hutchinson... Roberts... Hemphill... Oldham... Potter... Carson...
gray... Wheeler... Deaf Smith... Randall... Armstrong... Donley and
* Winds... northwest to north at 30 to 45 mph with higher gusts
through this evening.
* Relative humidity... 5 to 15 percent.
* Timing... through 900 PM.
Although relative humidity values will increase dramatically behind
the cold front... the strongest winds will also be found behind the cold
front... leading to increased difficulty fighting existing fires.
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.
For more information from the National Weather Service visit...
http://www.Weather.Gov/Ama (all lower case)
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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