Issue Date: 154 PM CDT Wed May 18 2022
...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR RELATIVE HUMIDITY LESS THAN 10%, 20FT WINDS
OF 15 MPH OR MORE, AND EXTREME FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST NEW
MEXICO AND MOST OF WEST TEXAS...
* AFFECTED AREA...Gaines, Dawson, Borden, Scurry, Andrews,
Martin, Howard, Mitchell, Loving, Winkler, Ector, Midland,
Glasscock, Sacramento Foothills and Guadalupe Mountains,
Chaves Plains, Eddy Plains, Lea, Guadalupe Mountains Above
7000 Feet, Guadalupe and Delaware Mountains, Van Horn and
Highway 54 Corridor, Eastern Culberson County, Reeves County
Plains, Davis Mountains and Davis Mountains Foothills.
* TIMING...Thursday afternoon and evening.
* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 4 percent.
* RFTI...4 TO 6 or near critical to critical.
* IMPACTS...Avoid the use of open flames or any activities that
may generate sparks. Accidental ignitions will have the
potential to grow into dangerous wind-driven wildfires.
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 increase
potential for fire growth.