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87 Texas Counties Under Burn Ban

With the on-going drought and increasing fire danger over the next few days I thought it would be prudent to share the latest burn bans across Texas. Please keep in mind even if your area is not under a burn ban that weather conditions should play a huge role in your decision to do a controlled burn. For example: Tomorrow and Wednesday are going to be bad days to do a burn west of Highway 281 where Red Flag Warnings are in effect.

Here is the latest summary from the Texas Forest Service of burn bans in effect. It looks like two more were added earlier today that aren’t included on this map but are included in the text list below.

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ANDREWS, ARCHER, ARMSTRONG, ATASCOSA, BAILEY, BAYLOR, BEE, BEXAR, BOSQUE, BREWSTER, BROWN, CALDWELL, CALLAHAN, CARSON, CASTRO, CHILDRESS, COCHRAN, COKE, COLEMAN, COLLINGSWORTH, COMAL, COMANCHE, CONCHO, CRANE, CROCKETT, CROSBY, CULBERSON, DEAF SMITH, DICKENS, DONLEY, EASTLAND, EL PASO, ERATH, FLOYD, GARZA, GLASSCOCK, GRAY, HALL, HEMPHILL, HOCKLEY, HOWARD, HUTCHINSON, JEFF DAVIS, JIM HOGG, JONES, KENDALL, KERR, KING, LAMB, LAMPASAS, LLANO, LYNN, MASON, MILLS, MITCHELL, MOORE, NOLAN, OLDHAM, PALO PINTO, PARMER, PECOS, POTTER, PRESIDIO, RANDALL, ROBERTS, SAN SABA, SHACKELFORD, SHERMAN, SOMERVELL, STARR, STEPHENS, SWISHER, TAYLOR, TERRY, THROCKMORTON, TOM GREEN, UPTON, UVALDE, VAL VERDE, VICTORIA, WARD, WHEELER, WICHITA, WILBARGER, WILSON, WINKLER, WISE, YOAKUM, ZAPATA

Heat Advisory Issued for North Texas

8-5-2013 1-04-07 PM

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a heat advisory for much of North Texas beginning tomorrow afternoon and continuing through at least Wednesday. The D/FW Metroplex, Sherman, Waco, and Temple are all included in this heat advisory. In North Texas, a heat advisory is issued only when high temperatures/heat index values exceed 105 degrees with low temperatures not falling below 78 degrees for at least two days. Believe it or not, they are only in effect a few days each summer.

MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-FANNIN-LAMAR-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-DENTON-COLLIN-
HUNT-DELTA-HOPKINS-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-PARKER-TARRANT-DALLAS-
ROCKWALL-KAUFMAN-VAN ZANDT-RAINS-HOOD-SOMERVELL-JOHNSON-ELLIS-
HENDERSON-BOSQUE-HILL-NAVARRO-FREESTONE-ANDERSON-BELL-MCLENNAN-
FALLS-LIMESTONE-LEON-MILAM-ROBERTSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BOWIE…NOCONA…GAINESVILLE…
SHERMAN…DENISON…BONHAM…PARIS…GRAHAM…OLNEY…JACKSBORO…
DECATUR…BRIDGEPORT…DENTON…LEWISVILLE…FLOWER MOUND…
THE COLONY…PLANO…GREENVILLE…COMMERCE…COOPER…
SULPHUR SPRINGS…BRECKENRIDGE…MINERAL WELLS…WEATHERFORD…
BRIAR…FORT WORTH…ARLINGTON…DALLAS…ROCKWALL…TERRELL…
KAUFMAN…FORNEY…WILLS POINT…CANTON…GRAND SALINE…VAN…
EDGEWOOD…EMORY…POINT…EAST TAWAKONI…GRANBURY…
OAK TRAIL SHORES…GLEN ROSE…CLEBURNE…BURLESON…WAXAHACHIE…
ENNIS…MIDLOTHIAN…GLENN HEIGHTS…ATHENS…GUN BARREL CITY…
CLIFTON…MERIDIAN…VALLEY MILLS…HILLSBORO…CORSICANA…
TEAGUE…FAIRFIELD…PALESTINE…KILLEEN…TEMPLE…FORT HOOD…
WACO…MARLIN…MEXIA…GROESBECK…BUFFALO…CENTERVILLE…
JEWETT…OAKWOOD…CAMERON…ROCKDALE…HEARNE…FRANKLIN…
CALVERT
1248 PM CDT MON AUG 5 2013

…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A HEAT
ADVISORY…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TUESDAY TO 7 PM CDT
WEDNESDAY.

* TEMPERATURE…HIGHS ON TUESDAY WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 104 AND
HIGHS ON WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM 100 TO 106.

* IMPACTS…MAX HEAT INDEX VALUES ON TUESDAY WILL RANGE FROM 105
TO 107 AND MAX HEAT INDEX VALUES ON WEDNESDAY WILL RANGE FROM
106 TO 110. THE COMBINATION OF HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL RESULT IN
AN ELEVATED RISK FOR HEAT-RELATED HEALTH PROBLEMS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

BE SURE TO CHECK ON PERSONS WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS AND THE
ELDERLY…AS THEY ARE THE MOST SUSCEPTIBLE TO HEAT EXHAUSTION AND
HEAT STROKE. NEVER LEAVE YOUNG CHILDREN OR PETS IN AN ENCLOSED
VEHICLE…EVEN FOR A SHORT TIME…AS TEMPERATURES CAN QUICKLY
RISE TO LIFE THREATENING LEVELS.

TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN
POSSIBLE…RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR
EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT
STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN
POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER.

TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND
HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS
IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY
HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE
IS AN EMERGENCY – CALL 911.

Winter Weather Advisory for locations North/West of D/FW Tonight

The National Weather Service in Fort Worth has issued a Winter Weather Advisory due to the potential for light freezing rain tonight. This advisory does not include the D/FW Metroplex, but areas north and west of the cities. Freezing fog and light freezing rain will likely deposit a thin layer of ice on all surfaces tonight,  including roads. Travel will become difficult and dangerous by tomorrow morning in some areas. Since this will be a thin layer of ice verses snow, the travel impacts could be more substantial.

This advisory will likely be extended further northwest by the NWS in Norman to include Wichita Falls in a while. We’ll post an update when that occurs.

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URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORT WORTH TX
904 PM CST THU DEC 27 2012

TXZ091>093-100>102-115-116-129-281115-
/O.NEW.KFWD.WW.Y.0003.121228T1000Z-121228T1800Z/
MONTAGUE-COOKE-GRAYSON-YOUNG-JACK-WISE-STEPHENS-PALO PINTO-
EASTLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BOWIE...NOCONA...GAINESVILLE...
SHERMAN...DENISON...GRAHAM...OLNEY...JACKSBORO...DECATUR...
BRIDGEPORT...BRECKENRIDGE...MINERAL WELLS...CISCO...EASTLAND...
RANGER...GORMAN
904 PM CST THU DEC 27 2012

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO NOON CST
FRIDAY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FORT WORTH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR FREEZING DRIZZLE...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 4
AM TO NOON CST FRIDAY.

* TIMING...DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN OVER THE ADVISORY AREA
  WITH ABOVE FREEZING TEMPERATURES AFTER MIDNIGHT. AFTER 4 AM A
  COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE ADVISORY AREA...BRINGING
  SURFACE TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING. DRIZZLE IS EXPECTED TO
  CONTINUE WHILE TEMPERATURES SLOWLY DROP THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY
  MORNING RESULTING IN FREEZING DRIZZLE. FREEZING DRIZZLE IS
  EXPECTED TO DIMINISH BY LATE FRIDAY MORNING.

* MAIN IMPACT...FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL LEAVE A LIGHT GLAZE OF
  ICE...PRIMARILY ON ELEVATED SURFACES AND ROADWAYS...SUCH AS
  BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES. THIS LIGHT GLAZE OF ICE WILL MAKE FOR
  VERY DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

* OTHER IMPACTS...DRIZZLE AND FREEZING DRIZZLE MAY REDUCE
  VISIBILITIES BELOW ONE MILE AT TIMES THROUGH LATE FRIDAY
  MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF WINTER
PRECIPITATION MAY CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
ICY SPOTS ON ELEVATED ROADWAYS AND PLAN ON SOME TRAVEL DELAYS.

Another Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued

Another severe thunderstorm watch has now been issued that covers the entire Texas Panhandle. This watch also goes until 11 PM and is basically an extension of the watch that covers areas further to the south in West Texas. See our previous post about the other watch. 

TEXAS COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

   ARMSTRONG            CARSON              COLLINGSWORTH
   DALLAM               DEAF SMITH          DONLEY
   GRAY                 HANSFORD            HARTLEY
   HEMPHILL             HUTCHINSON          LIPSCOMB
   MOORE                OCHILTREE           OLDHAM
   POTTER               RANDALL             ROBERTS
   SHERMAN              WHEELER

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