NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ISSUES A RED FLAG WARNING FOR THURSDAY

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON THURSDAY… .A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION LATE TONIGHT BRINGING DRY AIR INTO THE REGION BEFORE SUNRISE. STRONG GUSTY NORTH WINDS WILL DEVELOP AFTER 7 AM AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE 10 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE IN PLACE ACROSS SOUTHEAST TEXAS ON THURSDAY. TXZ163-164-176>179-195>200-210>214-226-227-235>238-280215- /O.UPG.KHGX.FW.A.0001.101028T1600Z-101029T0100Z/ /O.NEW.KHGX.FW.W.0001.101028T1300Z-101029T0000Z/ AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND- GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA- MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON- WHARTON- 107 PM CDT WED OCT 27 2010 …RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY… THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE OCCURRING. STRONG GUSTY NORTH WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WILL BE DEVELOPING IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL SPREAD OVER THE REGION AFTER MIDNIGHT. RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DROP SHARPLY THURSDAY MORNING…FALLING TO THE 20 TO 25 PERCENT RANGE BETWEEN 9 AND 11 AM AND BOTTOMING OUT IN THE 10 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE MID AFTERNOON. HUMIDITIES WILL NOT RECOVER ABOVE 25 PERCENT UNTIL AFTER SUNSET. THESE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL COMBINE WITH THE RECENT DROUGHT TO LEAD TO THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE DEVELOPMENT AND HIGH RATES OF SPREAD. THE WINDS SHOULD RELAX FOR THE INLAND AREAS AFTER SUNSET BUT WILL REMAIN OVER 15 MPH FOR THE IMMEDIATE COASTAL AREA UNTIL AROUND MIDNIGHT. 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.

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