Extreme Wildfire Threat Seen in Much of West Texas

January 31, 2014

Much of West Texas faces extreme wildfire danger because of gusty winds and plummeting humidity.

The National Weather Service has issued a “red flag warning” for the Permian Basin and much of the Trans-Pecos region of West Texas. Forecasters explain that southwesterly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 30 mph and humidity of 8 to 15 percent will bring explosive wildfire potential to the region. In the Guadalupe Mounts, winds could gust as high as 65 mph.

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