Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
158 PM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

AZZ151>153-070300-
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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-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 153
NORTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
WHITE AND GILA MOUNTAINS-APACHE SITGREAVES NF-SDC-
158 PM MST FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151...152 AND SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF ZONE 153...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151...152 AND SOUTHERN FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 153.

* TIMING...THROUGH 8 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20-FT WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS
  BETWEEN 45 AND 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAYTIME MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
  WILL RANGE BETWEEN 7 AND 15 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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