Pecos Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:04 AM MST Feb. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am CST /10 am MST/
this morning to 7 PM CST /6 PM MST/ this evening for relative
humidity of 15 percent or less, 20 foot winds of 20 mph or more,
and very high fire danger...

* wind... 20 to 40 mph in lower elevations. 30 to 45 mph in the
mountains.

* Humidity... 7 to 15 percent.

* Fire danger... extreme.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

This is a dangerous fire weather situation. Strong winds and very
low relative humidities combined with todays above normal
temperatures resulting in weather conditions favorable for fires
that may be difficult to control. In the past, weather patterns
like this have resulted in the multiple occurrence of large
fires.