Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
301 AM MST WED APR 16 2014

AZZ152-161815-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0010.140416T2000Z-140417T0400Z/
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-
301 AM MST WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MST THIS EVENING...

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES...AND A HIGH FIRE DANGER RATING FOR EASTERN
COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES.

* AFFECTED AREA...EASTERN COCHISE COUNTY...SOUTHEASTERN GRAHAM
  COUNTY...AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY.

* TIMING...STRONG WESTERLY WINDS WILL BEGIN AROUND 1 PM TODAY AND
  ARE EXPECTED TO DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET.

* WINDS...20 TO 30 MPH SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20-FOOT WINDS WITH GUSTS
  OF 35 TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED
  TO BE BETWEEN 4 TO 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE CONDUCIVE FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

* 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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