McAllen, TX

2:06 PM CST on January 20, 2017 (GMT -0600)
McAllen Miller International | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Gale Watch, Fire Weather Watch

Elev 105 ft 26.18 °N, 98.24 °W | Updated 2 minutes ago

Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
77 °F
Feels Like 77 °F
N
7
Wind Variable Wind from NNW

Today
High -- | Low -- °F
--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.70 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2100 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 76%
Rainfall 0.03 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:21 AM 6:07 PM
Last Quarter, 41% visible
SPECI KMFE 202004Z 34006KT 5SM HZ BKN016 BKN021 25/21 A2970 RMK AO2 T02500206
Pressure 29.70 in
Visibility 5.0 miles
Clouds Mostly Cloudy 1600 ft
Mostly Cloudy 2100 ft
Dew Point 69 °F
Humidity 76%
Rainfall 0.03 in
Snow Depth Not available.
7:21 AM 6:07 PM
Last Quarter, 41% visible
SPECI KMFE 202004Z 34006KT 5SM HZ BKN016 BKN021 25/21 A2970 RMK AO2 T02500206

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Watches & Warnings

Gale Watch
Issued: 1:16 PM CST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Gale watch remains in effect from late Saturday night through
Sunday evening...
... Dense fog advisory has expired...

Satellite trends and webcam imagery indicate that visibility has
increased to around one nautical mile over the Laguna Madre and
near-shore Gulf waters... so they dense fog advisory was allowed to
expire.

* Winds... northwest winds 30 knots with frequent gusts to 40 knots
and isolated gusts to 45 knots.

* Waves/seas... seas will reach 10 to 13 feet across the Gulf
waters.


Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A gale watch is issued when the risk of gale force winds of 34 to
47 knots has significantly increased... but the specific timing
and/or location is still uncertain. It is intended to provide
additional lead time for mariners who may wish to consider
altering their plans.






Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 4:11 AM CST Jan. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Sunday afternoon for strong winds and low humidity for
fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256,
and 257...

* affected area... fire weather zones 248, 249, 250, 251, 252,
253, 254, 255, 256, and 257.

* Wind... northwest 25 to 35 gusting to 45 mph. 20 ft northwest
winds 20 to 30 gusting to 40 mph.

* Humidity... decreasing into the mid teens west of U.S.
77/I-69e Sunday afternoon... and into the mid and lower 20s
east of U.S. 77/I-69e to the coast.

* Thunderstorms... not expected.

* Highest threat... is located across the mid and Upper Valley
early Sunday afternoon when winds and relative humidity
values will be optimized.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended. Avoid contact between hot
objects and grasses... which can burn hot and fast.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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. Listen for later forecasts and possible red
flag warnings.