Red Flag Warning issued February 25 at 3:40PM CST until February 26 at 5:00PM CST by NWS Brownsville
Brooks; Coastal Cameron; Coastal Kenedy; Coastal Willacy; Inland Cameron; Inland Kenedy; Inland Willacy; Jim Hogg; Northern Hidalgo; Southern Hidalgo; Starr; Zapata
...Elevated to Locally Critical Fire Weather Conditions
.A strong cold front will move through Deep South Texas tonight
ushering in very dry and windy conditions. Significantly lowering
relative humidity and strong gusty winds will combine with very
dry fuels and moderate to severe drought raising the fire weather
threat into the elevated to critical levels.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 5 PM CST
WEDNESDAY FOR LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257,
351, AND 353...
* WIND...20 foot wind Northwest to north 15 to 25 mph with gusts
up to 40 mph.
* HUMIDITY...15 to 18 percent west of I 69E and 18 to 30
percent along and east of I 69E.
* HIGHEST THREAT...between Interstate highway I 69C and I 69E.
* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely grow and spread
rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Red Flag Warning means critical fire weather conditions are
occurring now...or will shortly. In general...these conditions
include sustained 20 foot winds of 25 MPH or greater...humidity
ranging from below 25 percent in Zapata County to below
45 percent along the coast...each lasting for 2 hours or longer...
and cured fuels. Humidity below 25 percent in most areas will
trigger fire danger at lower wind speeds.
Detailed decision tables are found at
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/RGV/?N=MAPCOLORS#FIRE. Listen for later
forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.