Here Comes The Wind

February 25th, 2013 at 8:22 am by under Weather

HERE IS THE RED FLAG WARNING MESSAGE FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
622 AM CST MON FEB 25 2013

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM TODAY
FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

.A DRY RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL INCREASE ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
TEXAS TODAY...IN WAKE OF A FAST MOVING PACIFIC COLD FRONT.
VERY DRY AND GUSTY WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS WILL PREVAIL TODAY
THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. 20 FOOT WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE TO BETWEEN 20 AND 30 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
40 TO 45 MPH. THE RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL INTO THE TEENS
AND 20S. BRIEF AND SPOTTY WETTING RAINS EAST OF IH35 EARLY THIS
MORNING WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA BY MID AND LATE MORNING.

622 AM CST MON FEB 25 2013

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES ACROSS THE HILL COUNTRY AND SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

* AFFECTED AREA...THE FOLLOWING SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS COUNTIES...
  LLANO...BURNET...WILLIAMSON...VAL VERDE...EDWARDS...REAL...
  KERR...BANDERA...GILLESPIE...KENDALL...BLANCO...HAYS...
  TRAVIS...BASTROP...LEE...KINNEY...UVALDE...MEDINA...BEXAR...
  COMAL...GUADALUPE...CALDWELL...FAYETTE...MAVERICK...ZAVALA...
  FRIO...ATASCOSA...WILSON...KARNES...GONZALES...DE WITT...
  LAVACA...DIMMIT.

* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST AND NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
  NEAR 40 TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 25 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY.  AVOID THE USE OF
OPEN FLAMES OR ANY ACTIVITIES THAT MAY GENERATE SPARKS.
ACCIDENTAL IGNITIONS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO GROW QUICKLY INTO
DANGEROUS WIND DRIVEN WILDFIRES.
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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AUSTIN/SAN ANTONIO TX
608 AM CST MON FEB 25 2013

...A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FOR THE WESTERN AREAS OF SOUTH
CENTRAL TEXAS AND THE HILL COUNTRY FROM 6 AM TO 7 PM TODAY...

...A WIND ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING THROUGH
7 PM THIS EVENING FOR THE REST OF SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS...

.A DRY RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER SOUTH CENTRAL TEXAS
TODAY...IN WAKE OF A FAST MOVING COLD FRONT.  WEST AND NORTHWEST
WINDS AT 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 45 MPH AT TIMES...ARE
EXPECTED TODAY. THE STRONG WINDS WILL DIMINISH THIS EVENING TO
BELOW WIND ADVISORY CRITERIA...HOWEVER...BREEZY CONDITIONS OF
15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED THROUGH MIDNIGHT.

608 AM CST MON FEB 25 2013

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CST THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...6 AM CST TODAY THROUGH 7 PM CST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...STRONG WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH
  GUSTS NEAR 45 MPH POSSIBLE.

* IMPACTS...LIGHT WEIGHT OBJECTS SUCH AS TRASH CANS...PATIO
  FURNITURE AND LAWN DECORATIONS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND. BLOWING
  DUST POSSIBLE. HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES MAY BE DIFFICULT TO
  CONTROL.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 26 TO 39 MPH ARE
EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...
ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

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