Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
1040 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected across portions of
southeast Arizona today and Saturday...

.A weather system will pass through the region today. Strong
winds are expected area-wide today with widespread critical fire
weather conditions likely. Humidity levels in some locations will
be slightly higher than 15 percent, but not enough to temper the
potential spread of ongoing fires. Strong winds and very low
humidity levels are expected east and southeast of Tucson
Saturday.

AZZ151-152-290300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170429T0300Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.A.0005.170429T1900Z-170430T0300Z/
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 Greenlee County-Central and Eastern Cochise County-
Southern Graham County-Southern San Carlos Apache Nation-
1040 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

* AFFECTED AREA...All of fire weather zones 151 and 152 for the
  Warning today. The southeast part of zone 151 and most of 152
  for the Fire Weather Watch on Saturday.

* TIMING...The Red Flag warning will be in effect from 10 AM to
  8 PM MST today. The Watch will be in effect Saturday from
  Noon to 8 PM MST.

* WINDS...Strong southwest to west winds of 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to 45 mph will develop during the morning hours today
  and last well into the evening. Another round of somewhat
  lighter winds area forecast Saturday afternoon and evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity levels today will range
  from around 8 to 12 percent western areas to 14 to 21 percent
  in eastern areas. For Saturday minimum humidity levels will
  generally be 7 to 12 percent area wide.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly under the influence of very
  strong winds.

* 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 Watch for portions of Southeast
Arizona.

&&

$$

AZZ150-290300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-170429T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O`Odham Nation-TDC-
1040 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 150...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 150.

* TIMING...The Red Flag Warning is from 10 AM to 8 PM MST today.

* WINDS...Strong southwest to west winds of 20 to 25 mph with
  gusts to 40 mph will develop by late this morning and last
  well into the evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity levels today will range
  from around 8 to 14 percent.

* 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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