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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
145 PM MST MON MAY 23 2016

AZZ151-152-241400-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.A.0012.160525T2000Z-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-
145 PM MST MON MAY 23 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND A HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR MUCH OF FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151 SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
  MARANA TO MAMMOTH AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 SOUTH OF SAFFORD.

* TIMING...FROM 1 PM MST THROUGH 7 PM MST WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER SUNRISE
  THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
  GUSTS OF 35 TO 40 MPH ARE LIKELY ACROSS SANTA CRUZ AND
  COCHISE COUNTIES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
  WILL FALL TO BETWEEN 7 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 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.

&&

$$

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