SAN ANGELO – The combination of high gusty winds associated with a strong cold front and extremely dry conditions have prompted meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in San Angelo to issue a Red Flag wildfire danger warning for the Concho Valley Friday.
According to the NWS, elevated to critical wildfire conditions are expected Friday afternoon as warm, dry conditions develop ahead of a strong cold front. the Red Flag warning will be in effect from noon to 6 p.m. Friday for the Big Country and the western counties of the Concho Valley.
Stronger winds behind the cold front will require a wind advisory from 9 p.m. Friday night to 6 p.m. Saturday.
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will occur. A combination of strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels will contribute to extreme wildfire danger.