Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ
WWUS85 KPSR 300956
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
256 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 131
Yuma/Martinez Lake and Vicinity/Lower Colorado River Valley AZ-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 132
South-Central and Southwest Deserts-
California Fire Weather Zone 231
Lower Colorado River Valley CA-
256 AM MST Thu Mar 30 2017 /256 AM PDT Thu Mar 30 2017/
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS,
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE LOWER COLORADO
RIVER VALLEY AND SOUTHWEST ARIZONA...
The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong winds, low relative humidity and high fire
danger, which is in effect from 3 PM MST /3 PM PDT/ this
afternoon to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ this evening.
* AFFECTED AREA...Arizona Fire Weather Zone 131 Yuma/Martinez Lake
and Vicinity/Lower Colorado River Valley AZ, elevated and wind
prone locations of Arizona Fire Weather Zone 132 South-Central and
Southwest Deserts, and California Fire Weather Zone 231 Lower
Colorado River Valley CA.
* WINDS...West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph near the
Colorado River basin. The highest winds will be in areas of
elevated terrain. Winds 20 to 25 mph gusting to 35 mph in
* TIMING...Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.
* IMPACTS...Fuels are moderately dry and fire danger will quickly
become high Thursday afternoon. These conditions combined with
low relative humidity and strong winds will lead to widespread
hazardous fire weather conditions.
Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.
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