Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Phoenix, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1213 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

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ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 132
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 133
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
1213 PM MST THU MAY 5 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN ARIZONA...SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
  DESERTS AND SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST
  FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM MST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 7 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...BIO-FUELS IN THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS ARE BECOMING
  DRIER...RESULTING IN HIGH FIRE DANGER. THESE CONDITIONS...
  COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WILL
  LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
  SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA. UNDER THESE CONDITIONS...
  IF WILD-FIRES START...THEY CAN SPREAD VERY QUICKLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

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NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX


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