Wind Advisory, High Wind Watch
Statement as of 06:39 AM CDT del 11 Marzo 2014
... Wind Advisory in effect from 7 PM this evening to 3 am CDT
... High wind watch in effect from this evening through late
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect from 7 PM this evening to 3 am CDT
Wednesday. A high wind watch has also been issued for this period.
* Timing... from early Tuesday evening through early Wednesday
* Winds... will be sustained northerly winds of at least 30 to 40
mph and gusts of 45 to 55 mph. Stronger winds may also develop
bringing wind 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
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 35 mph are expected. Winds
this strong can make driving difficult... especially for high
profile vehicles. Use extra caution.
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 06:03 AM CDT del 11 Marzo 2014
... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 10 PM
CDT this 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 entire South Plains region...
The National Weather Service in Lubbock has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 10 PM CDT
this evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Wind... out of the west to northwest at 20 to 30 mph.
* Humidity... falling to 10 percent of less across the area.
* 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.
Firefighters should be prepared for the possibility of a sudden
wind shift and change in wind speed associated with this front.
* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative
humidity will create favorable weather for rapid fire spread and
the development of significant wind-driven wildfires. Avoid
activities that promote open flames and Sparks.
- Avvisi Vento forte
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.
- Avviso Probabilità incendi
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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