Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
220 PM MST WED MAY 25 2016

AZZ150>152-260200-
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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-
220 PM MST WED MAY 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A HIGH TO VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR MOST OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152 INCLUDING
SOUTHERN PINAL...CENTRAL PIMA...EASTERN PIMA...SANTA CRUZ...COCHSIE...
SOUTHERN GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

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

* 20 FT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 40-45 MPH.
  THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN SANTA CRUZ AND COCHISE COUNTIES.
  LOCALIZED STRONG WINDS WILL PERSIST NEAR THE HUACHUCA MOUNTAINS
  IN SOUTHWEST COCHSIE COUNTY OVERNIGHT.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES 6 TO 11
  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.

&&

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