Austin

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 3:38 am CST on February 7, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Monday evening for dry north winds for southeast Texas...

The National Weather Service in Houston/Galveston has issued a
Fire Weather Watch... which is in effect from Monday morning
through Monday evening.

* 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.

* Wind... northerly winds around 15 mph with frequent gusts of 20
to 25 mph.

* Humidity... 18 to 25 percent.


* Highest threat... of the strongest winds and lowest humidities
should be for an area from Madisonville to Richmond to Freeport
and westward.

* Impacts... dangerous burning conditions with the potential for
fire starts with very rapid expansion of wildfires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






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