Red Flag Warning in Effect

LIBERTY, March 4, 2013 - A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY THROUGH 6 PM TUESDAY EVENING.

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION EARLY TUESDAY MORNING
AND USHER IN A DRY AND BREEZY AIRMASS. A RED FLAG WARNING HAS
BEEN ISSUED DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY VALUES AND STRONG NORTH TO
NORTHWEST WINDS. AT THIS TIME...IT APPEARS THE LOWEST RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES AND STRONGEST WINDS WILL FAVOR AREAS WEST OF A
MADISONVILLE TO HOUSTON TO FREEPORT LINE.


AUSTIN-BRAZORIA-BRAZOS-BURLESON-CHAMBERS-COLORADO-FORT BEND-
GALVESTON-GRIMES-HARRIS-HOUSTON-JACKSON-LIBERTY-MADISON-MATAGORDA-MONTGOMERY-POLK-SAN JACINTO-TRINITY-WALKER-WALLER-WASHINGTON- WHARTON-


RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST TUESDAY FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST TEXAS...
ESPECIALLY AREAS WEST OF INTERSTATE 45.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HOUSTON/GALVESTON HAS ISSUED A
RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM CST
TUESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED COUNTIES... HOUSTON...TRINITY...MADISON...WALKER...
SAN JACINTO...POLK...BURLESON...BRAZOS...WASHINGTON...
GRIMES...MONTGOMERY...LIBERTY...COLORADO...AUSTIN...WALLER...
HARRIS...CHAMBERS...WHARTON...FORT BEND...JACKSON...
MATAGORDA...BRAZORIA...GALVESTON.

* WINDS...NORTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...18 TO 25 PERCENT.

* HIGHEST THREAT IS LOCATED WEST OF INTERSTATE 45 AND NORTH OF
INTERSTATE 10.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

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