... High wind watch in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
* Timing... late Sunday morning through late Sunday afternoon.
* Winds... westerly at 35 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph.
* Impacts... motorists, particularly of high profile vehicles and
on north to south oriented roads, will be buffeted by cross
winds. Areas of blowing dust will also reduce visibilities,
especially downwind of open fields and construction zones.
A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or more may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
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High Wind Watch
Issued: 3:16 PM CST Jan. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service
Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 8:13 PM CST Jan. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect Sunday afternoon for the
northwestern South Plains and far southwestern Texas Panhandle
for winds in the 20 to 35 mph range... very dry fuels... and
minimum rh values at or below 15 percent...
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect until 7 PM CST this evening.
* Wind... west at 20 to 35 mph at the 20 foot level.
* Humidity... 10 to 15 percent.
* Fuels... critically dry.
* Impacts... any fires that develop can spread rapidly. Outdoor
burning is discouraged.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are occurring. These conditions can create rapid wildfire growth.