The Excessive Heat Warning is in effect from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday and could be extended each day through Sunday as a stubborn ridge of high pressure continues to dominate weather across the region.
August has arrived in West Texas in typical fashion with excessive heat and extremely dry conditions and the National Weather Service has issued both a Rangeland Fire Danger statement and an Excessive Heat Warning for the Concho Valley and surrounding areas that could stretch through most of the week.
Elevated Fire Weather conditions will increase as the week goes on. High temps, low humidity and very dry fuels could lead to any wildfire rapidly spreading out of control so be extremely careful grilling or welding.
The driver then yelled an obscene greeting at the warden. Sitting in the passenger seat, the driver’s son commented on his mother’s regretful choice of greeting. The warden conducted sobriety tests and determined the driver, now belligerent, was intoxicated.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to list two species of freshwater mussels – the Salina mucket and Mexican fawnsfoot - as endangered under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and proposing to designate critical habitat for each.