Fire Weather Watch issued December 12 at 5:35AM CST until December 13 at 8:00PM 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
...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS LIKELY THURSDAY...
.A cold front will sweep across the region Thursday morning, with
strong northwest winds expected through the day. Wind speeds of
30 to 40 miles per hour are possible areawide during the day
Thursday. Humidity values will fall to 25 to 35 percent during the
afternoon, which will result in a considerable threat for erratic
fire behavior in cured fuels.
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR HIGH WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY VALUES
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255,
256, 257, 351, AND 353...
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
253, 254, 255, 256, 257, 351, and 353.
* WIND...20 FOOT WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.
* HUMIDITY...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES OF 25 TO 35 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. 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 more...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.