Scorching Heat Intensifies Across West Texas Prompting Fire Weather Watch Tuesday

SAN ANGELO – Extremely hot and dry conditions across West Texas will intensify over the coming week with temperatures forecast to top 100 degrees everyday along with gusty south and southwest winds with already dry fuels, a Fire Weather Watch has been issued for Tuesday afternoon. 

Meteorologists with the National Weather Service office in San Angelo have issued the Fire Weather Watch in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday because temperatures will exceed 100 degrees with relative humidity around 7 percent and tinder dry fuels.  Any wildfire which sparks has the potential to become an out of control, wind blown dangerous and deadly wildfire.

Residents are urged to avoid any and all outdoor activities that could result in a spark of any kind including grilling, hauling a trailer or welding.  

The reason there is not a Fire Weather Watch for Monday is because winds will be from the north and below critical limits and the humidity will be higher.  

The afternoon high temperature is forecast to be over 100 degrees everyday this week so there is the potential for Red Flag Warnings and Heat Advisories.  Pay attention to weather forecasts and check frequently for Advisories, Watches and Warnings.  

This is a serious and developing weather situation.  


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