Fire Weather Watch issued March 18 at 2:55PM CDT until March 19 at 7:00PM CDT by NWS Austin-San Antonio
Atascosa; Bastrop; Bexar; Caldwell; Comal; Fayette; Gonzales; Guadalupe; Hays; Lee; Travis; Williamson; Wilson
...Critical Fire Weather Conditions Expected on Monday Morning
Through Monday Evening across the western Hill Country, Edwards
Plateau, Rio Grande Plains, and Winter Garden regions...
Dry, gusty, and warm conditions will prevail on Monday behind a
Pacific cold front. Relative humidity values will fall to very low
values of 5 to 20 percent Monday afternoon. At the same time,
northwest winds are forecast to be around 10 to 20 mph with
occasional gusts to 25 to 30 mph. This will result in critical
fire weather conditions for the western Hill Country, Edwards
Plateau, Rio Grande Plains, and Winter Garden regions, especially
when combined with ongoing drought conditions and dry fuels. The
most likely areas to experience critical fire weather conditions
will be near a Burnet to Hondo to Carrizo Springs line and west to
the Rio Grande. Near critical to critical fire weather conditions
are also expected in the eastern Hill Country, Austin and San
Antonio metro areas, and portions of the Coastal Plains. The Red
Flag Warning may need to be expanded farther east if confidence
increases in wind speeds to trend higher.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR VERY DRY CONDITIONS AND GUSTY WINDS...
The National Weather Service in Austin/San Antonio has issued a
Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning
through Monday evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...Eastern Hill Country, Austin and San Antonio
Metro Areas, and portions of the Coastal Plains.
* WIND...Northwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.
* HUMIDITY...10 to 20 percent.
* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.