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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:20 PM CST Feb. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am to 9 PM CST
Thursday for strong winds and low relative humidity for all of
the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles...

* affected area... in Oklahoma... Cimarron... Texas and Beaver. In
Texas... Dallam... Sherman... Hansford... Ochiltree... Lipscomb...
Hartley... Moore... Hutchinson... Roberts... Hemphill... Oldham...
Potter... Carson... gray... Wheeler... Deaf Smith... Randall...
Armstrong... Donley and Collingsworth.

* 20 foot winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Relative humidity... minimum afternoon relative humidities as low
as 9 percent.

* Timing... critical to extremely critical fire weather conditions
are expected start around 10 am to 12 PM CST Thursday and are
expected to end around 8 PM to 9 PM CST Thursday 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.




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