Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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WWUS85 KTWC 222134
RFWTWC

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
234 PM MST Sat Apr 22 2017

AZZ151-152-231230-
/O.NEW.KTWC.FW.A.0002.170424T1800Z-170425T0200Z/
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-
234 PM MST Sat Apr 22 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Monday morning through Monday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...The southern portions of fire weather zones 151
  and 152 as well as the Catalina, Rincon, Galiuro and Pinaleno
  Mountain ranges.

* TIMING...The watch is in effect from 11 AM Monday morning
  through 7 pm Monday evening.

* WINDS...20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph Monday morning will
  become southwesterly and increase to 15 to 25 mph during the
  afternoon hours. A few gusts to 35 mph are possible.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Relative humidity will quickly decrease to
  less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values of 5
  to 10 percent by late afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any 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...

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.

&&

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