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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
206 AM MST MON APR 21 2014

AZZ131-132-CAZ231-212300-
/O.NEW.KPSR.FW.A.0002.140422T2000Z-140423T0300Z/
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-
206 AM MST MON APR 21 2014 /206 AM PDT MON APR 21 2014/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AND ADJACENT
AREAS OF WESTERN ARIZONA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND
  VICINITY/LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ AND SOUTH-CENTRAL AND
  SOUTHWEST DESERTS. IN CALIFORNIA...LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY
  CA.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE RAPIDLY BY MID AFTERNOON TUESDAY
  WITH THE STRONGEST GUSTS AND MOST CRITICAL CONDITIONS LIKELY IN THE
  LATE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FUELS ARE DRY AND FIRE DANGER IS VERY HIGH. THESE
  CONDITIONS... COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS
  MAY LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX




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