Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
802 AM MST THU APR 16 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF COCHISE COUNTY...

.A DEPARTING AREA OF LOW PRESSURE WILL SPREAD GUSTY WINDS AND VERY
DRY AIR OVER THE AREA TODAY. THIS WILL LEAD TO A PERIOD OF
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MUCH OF TODAY.

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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-
802 AM MST THU APR 16 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING.



* AFFECTED AREA...EAST AND SOUTHEAST PORTIONS OF COCHISE COUNTY
  INCLUDING THE CHIRICAHUA MOUNTAINS AND SURROUNDING VALLEYS.

* TIMING...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO
  INITIATE BY NOON AND LAST THROUGH MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON.

* WINDS...GENERALLY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 35 MPH POSSIBLE.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...VALUES OF 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR FINE
  DRY FUELS.



* 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 WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES 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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