SAN ANGELO, Texas — The National Weather Service Abilene/San Angelo has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Concho Valley, Big Country and Crockett Country tomorrow from noon to midnight.

The mid-winter heat west Texas is experiencing has broken daily record highs for today, January 10, 2023, in Abilene and San Angelo. Both cities hit 81 degrees today before 1 p.m. Previously, the record sat at 77 degrees for Abilene and 80 degrees for San Angelo set back in 1953.

On January 11, 2023, the NWS is predicting gusty 15-25 mph west/southwest winds and low RHs, which creates the perfect environment for a critical fire weather day.

The NWS warns that any fire started could spread rapidly and shared some wildfire safety tips.

NWS Wildfire Safety Tips

  • Properly discard cigarettes
  • Avoid activities with open flames or sparks
  • Keep vehicles off dry grass
  • Avoid power equipment that creates sparks
  • Obey burn bans
  • Evacuate if fire/smoke is heading your way
  • Evacuate if ordered to do so by local officials

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