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SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issue Date: 536 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024

A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN HASKELL
NORTHWESTERN JONES AND NORTHEASTERN FISHER COUNTIES
At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Tuxedo, or 10 miles north of Anson, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD
Two inch hail. SOURCE
Radar indicated. IMPACT
People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. This severe storm will be near
Stamford around 540 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Funston, The Intersection Of Us-180 And Ranch Road 126, Hitson, and Tuxedo.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for west central Texas. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT
LON 3279 10032 3296 10028 3296 9999 3299 9999 3302 9981 3270 9978 TIME
MOT
LOC 2234Z 269DEG 28KT 3290 9992 TORNADO
POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT
CONSIDERABLE HAIL THREAT
RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE
2.00 IN WIND THREAT
RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST
TXC151-207-253-232245- /O.CON.KSJT.SV.W.0251.000000T0000Z-240523T2245Z/ Haskell TX-Jones TX-Fisher TX- 536 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024
A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN HASKELL
NORTHWESTERN JONES AND NORTHEASTERN FISHER COUNTIES
At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Tuxedo, or 10 miles north of Anson, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD
Two inch hail. SOURCE
Radar indicated. IMPACT
People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. This severe storm will be near
Stamford around 540 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Funston, The Intersection Of Us-180 And Ranch Road 126, Hitson, and Tuxedo.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for west central Texas. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT
LON 3279 10032 3296 10028 3296 9999 3299 9999 3302 9981 3270 9978 TIME
MOT
LOC 2234Z 269DEG 28KT 3290 9992 TORNADO
POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT
CONSIDERABLE HAIL THREAT
RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE
2.00 IN WIND THREAT
RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST
Tornado Warning TXC151-253-232300- /O.NEW.KSJT.TO.W.0035.240523T2226Z-240523T2300Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Tornado Warning National Weather Service San Angelo TX 526 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024 The National Weather Service in San Angelo has issued a
Tornado Warning for
West central Jones County in west central Texas
Northeastern Fisher County in west central Texas
Until 600 PM CDT.
At 525 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Hitson, or near Mccaulley, moving southeast at 15 mph. HAZARD
Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter. SOURCE
Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT
Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely.
This dangerous storm will be near
Hamlin and Mccaulley around 530 PM CDT.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT
LON 3284 10040 3291 10036 3287 10007 3270 10017 TIME
MOT
LOC 2225Z 297DEG 13KT 3284 10028 TORNADO
RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE
2.00 IN

WEATHER ALERT

Issue Date: 507 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024

FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
WHAT
Arroyo and small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
WHERE
A portion of west central Texas, including the following counties, Fisher and Jones.
WHEN
Until 700 PM CDT.
IMPACTS
Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
ADDITIONAL DETAILS
- At 506 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms 5 miles west of Hamlin to Hamlin
moving slowly east. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding. Up to 1 inch of rain has fallen. - Additional rainfall amounts up to 1.5 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. - Some locations that will experience flooding include
Stamford, Hamlin, Avoca, Tuxedo and Hitson. - This includes the following Low Water Crossings
County Road 245 crossing California Creek, County Road 242 crossing Flag Branch and crossings along County Road 141. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS
Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. && LAT
LON 3287 10043 3295 10044 3295 10014 3295 9982 3295 9967 3281 9970 3285 10014

TORNADO WATCH

Issue Date: 430 PM CDT THU MAY 23 2024
TX . TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BAYLOR BROWN CALLAHAN CHILDRESS COKE COLEMAN COLLINGSWORTH CONCHO COTTLE FISHER FOARD HARDEMAN HASKELL JONES KING KNOX MASON MCCULLOCH MENARD NOLAN RUNNELS SAN SABA SCHLEICHER SHACKELFORD STONEWALL TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN WHEELER WILBARGER

WEATHER ALERT

Issue Date: 201 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of west central Texas.

DAY ONE
This Afternoon and Tonight A few thunderstorms may redevelop across portions of West Central Texas this afternoon and evening, mainly northeast of a Sweetwater to San Angelo to Mason line. If a storm can redevelop, large hail and damaging winds will remain possible.

DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN
Friday through Wednesday The threat for widespread severe weather is low. However, with temperatures near or above the 100 degree mark and wet soils adding to humidity values, the heat risk will rise. People with low tolerance to heat exhaustion or without access to air conditioning may need to take extra precautions to protect themselves from the early summer heat.

SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT
Spotter activation may be requested this afternoon.

SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING

Issue Date: 536 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024
...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN HASKELL...NORTHWESTERN JONES AND NORTHEASTERN FISHER COUNTIES... At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Tuxedo, or 10 miles north of Anson, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...Two inch hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. This severe storm will be near... Stamford around 540 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Funston, The Intersection Of Us-180 And Ranch Road 126, Hitson, and Tuxedo. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for west central Texas. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT...LON 3279 10032 3296 10028 3296 9999 3299 9999 3302 9981 3270 9978 TIME...MOT...LOC 2234Z 269DEG 28KT 3290 9992 TORNADO...POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...2.00 IN WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST... TXC151-207-253-232245- /O.CON.KSJT.SV.W.0251.000000T0000Z-240523T2245Z/ Haskell TX-Jones TX-Fisher TX- 536 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024 ...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 545 PM CDT FOR SOUTHWESTERN HASKELL...NORTHWESTERN JONES AND NORTHEASTERN FISHER COUNTIES... At 534 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm was located over Tuxedo, or 10 miles north of Anson, moving east at 30 mph. HAZARD...Two inch hail. SOURCE...Radar indicated. IMPACT...People and animals outdoors will be injured. Expect damage to roofs, siding, windows, and vehicles. This severe storm will be near... Stamford around 540 PM CDT. Other locations impacted by this severe thunderstorm include Funston, The Intersection Of Us-180 And Ranch Road 126, Hitson, and Tuxedo. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Tornado Watch remains in effect until 1100 PM CDT for west central Texas. Remain alert for a possible tornado! Tornadoes can develop quickly from severe thunderstorms. If you spot a tornado go at once into the basement or small central room in a sturdy structure. Prepare immediately for large hail and damaging winds. People outside should move to a shelter, inside a strong building and away from windows. Continuous cloud to ground lightning is occurring with this storm. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT...LON 3279 10032 3296 10028 3296 9999 3299 9999 3302 9981 3270 9978 TIME...MOT...LOC 2234Z 269DEG 28KT 3290 9992 TORNADO...POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORM DAMAGE THREAT...CONSIDERABLE HAIL THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...2.00 IN WIND THREAT...RADAR INDICATED MAX WIND GUST... Tornado Warning TXC151-253-232300- /O.NEW.KSJT.TO.W.0035.240523T2226Z-240523T2300Z/ BULLETIN - EAS ACTIVATION REQUESTED Tornado Warning National Weather Service San Angelo TX 526 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024 The National Weather Service in San Angelo has issued a * Tornado Warning for... West central Jones County in west central Texas... Northeastern Fisher County in west central Texas... * Until 600 PM CDT. * At 525 PM CDT, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located near Hitson, or near Mccaulley, moving southeast at 15 mph. HAZARD...Tornado and hail up to two inches in diameter. SOURCE...Radar indicated rotation. IMPACT...Flying debris will be dangerous to those caught without shelter. Mobile homes will be damaged or destroyed. Damage to roofs, windows, and vehicles will occur. Tree damage is likely. * This dangerous storm will be near... Hamlin and Mccaulley around 530 PM CDT. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TAKE COVER NOW! Move to a basement or an interior room on the lowest floor of a sturdy building. Avoid windows. If you are outdoors, in a mobile home, or in a vehicle, move to the closest substantial shelter and protect yourself from flying debris. To report severe weather contact your nearest law enforcement agency. They will send your report to the National Weather Service office in San Angelo. Torrential rainfall is occurring with this storm, and may lead to flash flooding. Do not drive your vehicle through flooded roadways. && LAT...LON 3284 10040 3291 10036 3287 10007 3270 10017 TIME...MOT...LOC 2225Z 297DEG 13KT 3284 10028 TORNADO...RADAR INDICATED MAX HAIL SIZE...2.00 IN

WEATHER ALERT

Issue Date: 507 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024
...FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * WHAT...Arroyo and small stream flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected. * WHERE...A portion of west central Texas, including the following counties, Fisher and Jones. * WHEN...Until 700 PM CDT. * IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - At 506 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms 5 miles west of Hamlin to Hamlin...moving slowly east. This will cause arroyo and small stream flooding. Up to 1 inch of rain has fallen. - Additional rainfall amounts up to 1.5 inches are expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding. - Some locations that will experience flooding include... Stamford, Hamlin, Avoca, Tuxedo and Hitson. - This includes the following Low Water Crossings... County Road 245 crossing California Creek, County Road 242 crossing Flag Branch and crossings along County Road 141. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. && LAT...LON 3287 10043 3295 10044 3295 10014 3295 9982 3295 9967 3281 9970 3285 10014

TORNADO WATCH

Issue Date: 430 PM CDT THU MAY 23 2024
TX . TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BAYLOR BROWN CALLAHAN CHILDRESS COKE COLEMAN COLLINGSWORTH CONCHO COTTLE FISHER FOARD HARDEMAN HASKELL JONES KING KNOX MASON MCCULLOCH MENARD NOLAN RUNNELS SAN SABA SCHLEICHER SHACKELFORD STONEWALL TAYLOR THROCKMORTON TOM GREEN WHEELER WILBARGER

WEATHER ALERT

Issue Date: 201 PM CDT Thu May 23 2024
This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of west central Texas. .DAY ONE...This Afternoon and Tonight A few thunderstorms may redevelop across portions of West Central Texas this afternoon and evening, mainly northeast of a Sweetwater to San Angelo to Mason line. If a storm can redevelop, large hail and damaging winds will remain possible. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday The threat for widespread severe weather is low. However, with temperatures near or above the 100 degree mark and wet soils adding to humidity values, the heat risk will rise. People with low tolerance to heat exhaustion or without access to air conditioning may need to take extra precautions to protect themselves from the early summer heat. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Spotter activation may be requested this afternoon.
Stamford, TX Weather Warnings, Advisories and Alerts are issued by the National Weather Service.
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Weather Warnings Explained

National Weather Service criteria for issuing Watches / Warnings / Advisories:

  • Watches: 50% confidence of meeting Warning criteria (generally within 36-48+ hours).
  • Advisories and Warnings: 80% confidence in the event occurrence (generally within 24-36 hours).

Weather Warnings Glossary


A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.

Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:

1) Winds of 58 mph/93 km/h or higher

AND/OR

2) Hail 1 inch/2.54 cm in diameter or larger.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is issued when severe thunderstorms are occurring or imminent in the warning area.

Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:

1) Winds of 58 mph/93 km/h or higher

AND/OR

2) Hail 1 inch/2.54 cm in diameter or larger.

Thunderstorms with wind gusts greater than or equal to 58 mph/93 km/h (50 kts) and/or hail greater than or equal to 1 inch/2.54 cm in diameter and/or a tornado.

A Tornado Watch is issued when severe thunderstorms and tornadoes are possible in and near the watch area. It does not mean that they will occur. It only means they are possible.

Severe thunderstorms are defined as follows:

1) Winds of 58 mph/93 km/h or higher

AND/OR

2) Hail 1 in/2.54 cm in diameter or larger.

Likelihood of a tornado within the given area based on radar or actual sighting; usually accompanied by conditions indicated above for "Severe Thunderstorm Warning".

A Tornado Warning is issued when a tornado is imminent. When a tornado warning is issued, seek safe shelter immediately.

When any of the following is expected within the next 12 to 36 hours.

More than one predominant hazard.

  • Winter weather event having more than one predominant hazard {ie. heavy snow and blowing snow (below blizzard conditions), snow and ice, snow and sleet, sleet and ice, or snow, sleet and ice} meeting or exceeding warning criteria for at least one of the precipitation elements.
Snow, Ocean Effect Snow, or Sleet.

A Blizzard Warning means that the following conditions are occurring or expected within the next 12 to 18 hours.
1) Snow and/or blowing snow reducing visibility to ¼ mile/.4 km or less for 3 hours or longer
AND
2)  Sustained winds of 35 mph/56 km/h or greater or frequent gusts to 35 mph/56 km/h or greater.
There is no temperature requirement that must be met to achieve blizzard conditions.

½ inch/1.27 cm or greater accretion of freezing rain in any zone.

When any of the following is expected within the next 12 to 24 hours.

More than one predominant hazard.

Winter weather event having more than one predominant hazard (i.e., snow and ice, snow and sleet, or snow, ice & sleet) meeting or exceeding advisory criteria for at least one of the precipitation elements, but remaining below warning criteria.

  • Snow, Ocean Effect Snow, and/or Sleet
    3 inches/7.6 cm averaged over a forecast zone in 12 hours.
  • Snow and Blowing Snow
    Sustained or frequent gusts of 25 to 34 mph/40 to 54 km/h accompanied by falling and blowing snow occasionally reducing visibility to less than or equal to ¼ mi/.4 km for less than 3 hours.
  • Widespread or localized blowing snow reducing visibility to less than or equal to ¼ mi/.4 km with winds less than 35 mph/56 km/h.
  • Freezing Rain
    Any accretion of freezing rain or freezing drizzle on road surfaces.
  • Black Ice
    A Special Weather Statement will usually be issued when sufficient moisture is expected to cause a thin layer of ice on road surfaces, typically on cloudless nights ("black ice"). At forecaster discretion a formal Winter Weather Advisory may be issued instead.

Sustained winds greater than or equal to 74 mph/120 km/h (greater than or equal to 64 kts) (no gust criteria) associated with a hurricane expected to affect a coastal or inland zone within 36 hours.

Sustained winds 39-73 mph/62-117 km/h (34-63 kts) (no gust criteria) associated with a tropical storm expected to affect a coastal or inland zone within 36 hours.

Short-fused warning for onset of extreme winds, defined as sustained at 111+ mph/178+ km/h (equivalent to a Category 3+ hurricane).
This is typically used for the approach of the eyewall of a major landfalling hurricane.

When the danger of life-threatening inundation from rising water moving inland from the shoreline somewhere within the specified area, generally within 36 hours, is in association with a tropical, subtropical, or post-tropical cyclone.

Rapid and extreme flow of high water into a normally dry area, or a rapid water level rise in a stream or creek above a predetermined flood level, beginning within a short timeframe from the onset of heavy rain.

A dam or levee failure, or water released from an ice jam is also considered.

Expected overflow or inundation by water which causes or will cause damage and/or a threat to life.

Water level at a River Forecast point along a main stem river is expected to reach or exceed flood stage.

Expected inundation by water of some low lying and poor drainage areas, resulting in a nuisance to the public but not a threat to life and property.

A Coastal Flood Warning is issued when moderate to major coastal flooding is occurring or imminent. This flooding will pose a serious risk to life and property.

Minor coastal flooding expected. Examples include: splashover that causes a few roads to be briefly impassable, standing water in parking lots, etc.

A Coastal Flood Advisory is issued when minor or nuisance coastal flooding is occurring or imminent.

Sustained winds greater than or equal to 40 mph/64 km/h (greater than or equal to 35 kts) for at least 1 hour; OR any gusts greater than or equal to 58 mph/93 km/h (greater than or equal to 50 kts).

Sustained winds 31-39 mph/49-62 km/h (27-34 kts) for at least 1 hour; OR any gusts to 46-57 mph/74-91 km/h (40-49 kts).

Daytime heat indices of greater than or equal to 105°F/40°C for 2 or more hours.

Daytime heat indices of 95°F-99°F/35°C-37°C for 2 or more hours over 2 consecutive days, or 100°F-104°F/37°C-40°C for 2 or more hours over 1 day.

Issued for non-criteria warning/advisory heat. A heat wave is defined as 3 or more days of greater than or equal to 90°F/32°C temperatures.

When minimum shelter temperature drops to less than or equal to 32°F/0°C during growing season.

Issued under clear, light wind conditions with forecast minimum shelter temperature 33-36°F/0-2°C during growing season.

Wind chill index less than or equal to -25°F/-31°C for at least 3 hours using only sustained wind.

Wind chill index between -15°F/-26°C and -24°F/-31°C for at least 3 hours using only the sustained wind.

Brief/sudden occurrence of sustained wind or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 34 kts/39 mph/63 km/h, usually associated with thunderstorms, and/or hail greater than or equal to ¾ inch/1.91 cm in diameter; also issued for waterspouts.

Sustained winds or frequent gusts greater than or equal to 64 kts/74 mph/119 km/h (greater than 2 hrs) within 24 hours from a non-tropical system (marine only).

Sustained winds or frequent gusts 48-63 kts/55-72 mph/88-116 km/h (greater than 2 hrs) within 24 hours from a non-tropical system (marine only).

Sustained winds or frequent gusts 34-47 kts/39-55 mph/63-88 km/h (greater than 2 hrs) within 24 hrs from a non-tropical system (marine only).

Sustained winds or frequent gusts 25-33 kts/29-38 mph/47-61 km/h (greater than 2 hrs) AND/OR Seas greater than or equal to 5 feet/1.52 meters within 24 hours (marine only).

When high surf poses a danger to life in the form of rip currents or breaking seas. Generally issued when 7+ foot/2.3+ meters incoming seas reported at the buoys from Memorial Day through September.

When conditions yield ice accumulation rates less than 2 cm/hr ( 0.8 inch/hour). Favorable conditions for ice accumulation occur when air temperatures over the waters are less than or equal to 23°F/-5°C and sustained winds greater than or equal to 25 kts/29 mph/47 km/h and sea surface temperatures less than or equal to 43°F/6°C and seas greater than or equal to 4 feet/1.22 meters.

When conditions yield ice accumulation rates greater than or equal to 2 cm/hr ( 0.8 inch/hr ). Favorable conditions for ice accumulation occur when air temperatures over the waters are less than or equal to 23°F/-5°C and sustained winds greater than or equal to 25 kts/29 mph/47 km/h and sea surface temperatures less than or equal to 43°F/6°C and seas greater than or equal to 4 feet/1.22 meters.

High degree of confidence that dry fuels and weather conditions support extreme fire danger within 24 hours using the following criteria as a guide:

  • Winds sustained or with frequent gusts greater than or equal to 25 mph/40 km/h.
  • Relative Humidity at or below 30% anytime during the day.
  • Rainfall amounts for the previous 5 days less than ¼ inch/.64 cm (except 3 days in pre-greenup).
  • Lightning after an extended dry period.
  • Significant dry frontal passage.
  • Dry thunderstorms.
  • Keetch-Byram Drought Index values of 300 or greater (summer only).

Widespread visibility less than or equal to ¼ mile/.4 km for at least 3 hours.

Very light ice accumulation from predominantly fog at or below freezing temperatures.

Widespread or localized smoke reducing visibilities to ¼ mile/.4 km or less.

Atmospheric conditions stable enough to cause air pollutants to accumulate in a given area. Criteria developed in conjunction with the local or state EPA and the product issued at their request.

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