Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
320 AM MST WED MAY 4 2016

AZZ132-133-050030-
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ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 132
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 133
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
320 AM MST WED MAY 4 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST THURSDAY FOR
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER...

...THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH ISSUED EARLIER IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT...
IT HAS BEEN UPGRADED TO A RED FLAG WARNING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING FOR A LARGE PORTION OF
SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS
IN EFFECT THURSDAY BETWEEN 11 AM AND 8 PM DUE TO FORECASTS OF
STRONG WIND...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HIGH FIRE DANGER.


* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS
  AND SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS. THIS
  INCLUDES LOCATIONS FROM TACNA AND QUARTZSITE IN SOUTHWEST
  ARIZONA...EAST TO WICKENBURG...PHOENIX...GILA BEND...CASA
  GRANDE...GLOBE MIAMI...AND ALL NEARBY MOUNTAINS AND DESERTS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 40 MPH.

* TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...BIO-FUELS IN THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS ARE BECOMING
  DRIER...RESULTING IN HIGH FIRE DANGER. THESE CONDITIONS...COMBINED
  WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WILL LEAD TO
  WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN SOUTHWEST AND
  SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS...IF WILD-FIRES
  START...THEY CAN SPREAD VERY QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX



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