Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
246 AM MST WED MAY 25 2016

AZZ150-252215-
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ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 150
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
TOHONO O`ODHAM NATION-TDC-
246 AM MST WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THE EASTERN HALF OF ZONE 150 INCLUDING THE
EASTERN HALF OF THE TOHONO O`ODHAM NATION...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

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

* 20 FT WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER SUNRISE
  THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH BY
  EARLY AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BEGINNING TO DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT AFT
  1000 WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 8
  TO 17 PERCENT RANGE.

* 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.

&&

$$

AZZ151-152-252215-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0014.160525T1900Z-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-
246 AM MST WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH TO
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND
152...

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

* 20 FT WINDS...SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 10 TO 20 MPH AFTER SUNRISE
  THEN BECOMING SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON. GUSTS TO
  45 MPH ARE LIKELY ACROSS SANTA CRUZ AND COCHISE COUNTIES.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...BEGINNING TO DROP BELOW 15 PERCENT AFT
  1000 WITH AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE 6
  TO 16 PERCENT RANGE.

* 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.

&&

$$

CERNIGLIA
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