Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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WWUS85 KTWC 290929
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
229 AM MST Sat Apr 29 2017

AZZ151-152-291730-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0008.170429T1800Z-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-
229 AM MST Sat Apr 29 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOWERING HUMIDITY AND HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

* AFFECTED AREA...The Red Flag Warning covers areas from Safford
  south in zone 152 and the southeast part of zone 151 including
  the Sawmill Fire area.

* TIMING...The Red Flag warning will be in effect from 11 AM to 8
  PM MST today.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds from the northwest at 15 to
  25 mph with gusts to 35 mph east and south of Tucson.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Humidity levels this afternoon will drop
  into the 7 to 15 percent range.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly under the influence of 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.

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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