Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
911 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected across portions of
southeast Arizona Friday and Saturday...

.A weather system will approach the region and pass through the
area on Friday. Strong winds are expected area-wide Friday with
widespread critical fire weather conditions likely. Humidity
levels in some locations will be slightly higher than 15 percent,
but not enough to temper the potential spread of ongoing fires.
Strong winds and very low humidity levels are again expected east
and southeast of Tucson Saturday.

AZZ151-152-281315-
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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-
911 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson continues the Red Flag
Warning from 10 AM to 8 PM MST Friday.

* AFFECTED AREA...All of fire weather zones 151 and 152 for the
  Friday warning. The southeast part of zone 151 and most of 152
  for the Saturday watch.

* TIMING...The Friday Red Flag warning will be in effect from 10
  AM to 8 PM MST. The Watch will be in effect Saturday from Noon
  to 8 PM MST.

* WINDS...Strong southwest to west winds of 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to 45 mph will develop during the morning hours Friday and
  last well into the evening. Another round of somewhat lighter
  winds area forecast Saturday afternoon and evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity levels Friday will range
  from around 8 to 12 percent western areas to 14 to 21 percent in
  eastern areas. For Saturday minimum humidity levels will
  generally be 7 to 12 percent area wide.

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

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.

&&

$$

AZZ150-281315-
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Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O`Odham Nation-TDC-
911 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 150...

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zone 150.

* TIMING...The Red Flag Warning is from 10 AM to 8 PM MST
  Friday.

* WINDS...Strong southwest to west winds of 20 to 25 mph with
  gusts to 40 mph will develop by late Friday morning and last
  well into the evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity levels Friday will range
  from around 8 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 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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