Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
214 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

AZZ150>152-260300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170426T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O`Odham Nation-TDC-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-
214 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR
NORTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 150 AND 151 INCLUDING
SOUTHEAST PINAL...NORTH-CENTRAL AND EASTERN PIMA COUNTIES...AND
SOUTHEAST FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 INCLUDING EASTERN
COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...The northern portions of Fire Weather Zones 150
  and 151 including Southeast Pinal, North-central and Eastern
  Pima counties. This warning includes the SAWMILL FIRE near the
  Santa Rita Mountains. The southeast half of Fire Weather Zone
  152 including Eastern Cochise, Southwest Graham and Southern
  Greenlee counties. This includes the Chiricahua Mountains.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Westerly 20-ft winds around 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
  45 mph into this evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values this afternoon between 12 and
  17 percent.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other fires that develop or
  are ongoing will have the potential to spread rapidly,
  especially in areas with a high dead grass load.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit
  weather.gov/Tucson and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS tab

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

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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