Weather Alerts for Austin

Issued by the National Weather Service

Wind Advisory  WIND ADVISORY   Wind Advisory
AUSTIN

Areas Affected:
Austin - Bolivar Peninsula - Brazoria Islands - Brazos - Burleson - Chambers - Coastal Brazoria - Coastal Galveston - Coastal Harris - Coastal Jackson - Coastal Matagorda - Colorado - Fort Bend - Galveston Island - Grimes - Houston - Inland Brazoria - Inland Galveston - Inland Harris - Inland Jackson - Inland Matagorda - Madison - Matagorda Islands - Montgomery - Northern Liberty - Polk - San Jacinto - Southern Liberty - Trinity - Walker - Waller - Washington - Wharton
Effective: Thu, 10/28 7:00am Updated: Thu, 10/28 3:35pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/28 7:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph
expected.
* WHERE...Portions of south central and southeast Texas.
* WHEN...From 7 AM to 7 PM CDT Thursday.
* IMPACTS...Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects.
Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may
result.

Information:
Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Special Weather Statement  SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT   Special Weather Statement
AUSTIN

Areas Affected:
Austin - Brazos - Burleson - Coastal Harris - Colorado - Fort Bend - Grimes - Houston - Inland Harris - Inland Jackson - Madison - Montgomery - Northern Liberty - Polk - San Jacinto - Southern Liberty - Trinity - Walker - Waller - Washington - Wharton
Effective: Thu, 10/28 1:00pm Updated: Thu, 10/28 3:35pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 10/28 8:00pm Severity: Minor Certainty: Observed

 
Details:
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS CONTINUE THROUGH THE REMAINDER
OF THE AFTERNOON...
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES HAVE DROPPED INTO THE LOWER 20S ACROSS
MUCH OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AS DRIER AIR CONTINUES TO PUSH
INTO SE TX FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY`S COLD FRONT. ADDITIONALLY, STRONG
WINDS OF 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH HAVE BEEN OBSERVED
ACROSS SE TX THIS AFTERNOON. THESE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TO
CREATE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF
THE AFTERNOON TODAY. THE RAINFALL THAT OCCURRED WITH THE PASSAGE
OF THE COLD FRONT YESTERDAY HAS LEFT FUEL WITH ABOVE NORMAL
MOISTURE, BUT THE STRONG WINDS WILL BE ABLE TO DRY OUT GRASSES AND
OTHER SMALL DIAMETER FUELS AS INDICATED BY TODAY`S FORECAST OF
10-HOUR FUEL MOISTURE IN THE RANGE OF LESS THAN 3% TO 10% ACROSS
SOUTHEAST TEXAS. THE LOWER PERCENTILE VALUES OF 10-HOUR FUEL
MOISTURE ARE RELEGATED TO THE COUNTIES WEST OF HARRIS COUNTY.
PLEASE USE CAUTION IF WORKING WITH FLAMMABLE MATERIAL OUTDOORS
TODAY. IF POSSIBLE, WAIT FOR A DAY WITH LIGHTER WINDS OR A DAY
WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY TO BURN. GRASSES AND OTHER FINE FUELS CAN
IGNITE AND SPREAD QUICKLY IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH LOW HUMIDITY AND
STRONG WINDS.