Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
200 PM MST TUE MAY 24 2016

AZZ151-152-251400-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0014.160525T1900Z-160526T0200Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-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-
200 PM MST TUE MAY 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST
WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH TO
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND
152...

* TIMING...FROM NOON MST THROUGH 7 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER SUNRISE
  THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON.
  GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY ACROSS SANTA CRUZ AND COCHISE
  COUNTIES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BEGINNING TO DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT AFT
  1000 WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 6
  TO 14 PERCENT RANGE.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP OR ARE ONGOING WILL HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY.

* 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.

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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