Wheeler Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Watch
Issued: 6:35 AM CST Feb. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning through
Tuesday evening...

* timing... Tuesday morning from 11 am CST to 7 PM CST Tuesday

* Winds... southwest winds of 40 to 45 mph with gusts of 60 to 65
mph are expected across the southern Texas Panhandle from late
Tuesday morning until around sunset Tuesday evening.

* Impacts... high winds can blow down small outbuildings and break
limbs. Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose control...
especially in lightweight or high profile vehicles. Strong winds
can cause blowing dust... reducing visibility... and cause flying
debris. Isolated power outages could be possible.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A high wind watch means there is potential for sustained winds of
at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more. People in the watch
area should secure any loose outdoor items such as garbage cans
or lawn furniture. Persons planning to drive in the watch area...
especially high profile vehicles... should consider delaying
travel until the high wind threat diminishes.


Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:42 AM CST Feb. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning
through Tuesday evening for strong winds and low relative
humidity for for all of the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles...

* affected area... in Oklahoma... Beaver. In Texas... Hansford...
Ochiltree... Lipscomb... Hutchinson... Roberts... Hemphill...
Carson... gray... Wheeler... Armstrong... Donley and

* 20 foot winds... west 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Timing... elevated to critical fire weather conditions are
expected to begin around 11 am CST Tuesday morning and
expected to end around 7 PM CST Tuesday evening.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that the potential for critical fire
weather conditions exists. Listen for later forecasts and
possible red flag warnings.