Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
321 PM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

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Arizona Fire Weather Zone 152
Southern Graham County-Central and Eastern Cochise County-
Southern Greenlee County-
Lower Elevations of the San Carlos Apache Nation
in Graham County-Coronado NF-Safford BLM-TDC-
321 PM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

...A RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MST MONDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 152. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM
TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM MST Monday which
replaces the previous Fire Weather Watch. A new Fire Weather
Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect
from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Most of Fire Weather Zone 152 including
  elevations above 5000 ft are covered by the warning. The watch
  is primarily for the southeast half of the zone and includes the
  Chiricahua Mountains.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 11 AM MST Monday morning
  through 7 PM MST Monday evening. The watch is in effect from 10
  AM MST Tuesday morning through 7 PM MST Tuesday evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph Monday
  morning will shift to the southwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph
  with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. On Tuesday, westerly
  winds will begin to increase around 9 AM MST. Peak 20-ft winds
  of 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 40 mph will occur during the late
  afternoon hours.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Relative humidity will quickly decrease to
  less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values of 5
  to 10 percent in the late afternoon. On Tuesday, expect slightly
  higher relative humidity, although minimum values in the
  afternoon will still be between 10 and 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas with a high
  dead grass load.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
  weather.gov/Tucson and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS tab

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

&&

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Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-
321 PM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MST MONDAY FOR
STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE
SOUTHERN PORTION OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 11 AM to 7 PM MST Monday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AFFECTED AREA...The southeast half of Fire Weather Zone 151
  including the Catalina, Rincon, Huachuca, Whetstone and Santa
  Rita Mountain ranges.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 11 AM MST Monday morning
  through 7 PM MST Monday evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph Monday
  morning will shift to the southwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph
  with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Relative humidity will quickly decrease to
  less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values of 5
  to 10 percent in the late afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas with a high
  dead grass load.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are expected to develop. A
combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and dry
vegetation will create the potential for rapid and erratic fire
growth.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Red Flag Warning for portions of Southeast Arizona.

&&

$$


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