High Wind Watch
Statement as of 10:56 PM CDT on March 10, 2014
... High wind watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening through
late Tuesday night...
* timing... early Tuesday evening through early Wednesday morning.
* Winds... sustained northerly winds of 35 to 45 mph with gusts
near 60 mph.
* Impacts... strong cross winds on east-west roads will make
driving difficult. Blowing dust may reduce visibility...
especially near open fields and construction zones.
A high wind watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph... or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 10:58 PM CDT on March 10, 2014
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday afternoon
through Tuesday evening for sustained 20 foot winds of 20 mph or
greater... relative humidity values of 15 percent or less and high
fire danger for the far southern Texas Panhandle... South Plains
and rolling plains except for Hall... Childress... and Cottle
* wind... out of the west to northwest at 20 to 30 mph.
* Humidity... falling into the 10 to 15 percent range in the
north and 5 to 10 percent range in the south.
* Wind shift... a cold front will move across the area after 6 PM.
This front will bring an abrupt shift in wind direction to the
north... and an increase in wind speeds and blowing dust.
* 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.
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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