Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
359
FNUS55 KTWC 222204
FWFTWC

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southeast Arizona
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
304 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    20-FOOT WIND FORECAST OF `LIGHT WINDS` INDICATES MAINLY
    TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

.DISCUSSION...A Pacific storm system will bring a few mainly
light showers tonight followed by a chance of showers mainly
northeast of Tucson on Thursday. There will be some gusty west
to northwest winds Thursday accompanied by higher RH values, then
less wind Friday into Saturday. Some gusty afternoon west winds
are forecast to return Sunday and next Monday. Dry conditions will
prevail Friday into Sunday. There is a slight chance of showers
across the White Mountains next Monday.




AZZ150-231500-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O`Odham Nation-TDC-
304 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  isolated thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature..........45 to 55 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 3 to 7 degs.
* Max Humidity.............67 to 77 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 23 to 27 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........30 pct.
* LAL......................2.
* Haines Index.............2 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy. Isolated showers.
* Max Temperature..........63 to 73 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 12 to 16 degs.
* Min Humidity.............20 to 30 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 1 to 5 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........West 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........10 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............4 low.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature..........40 to 50 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 2 to 6 degs.
* Max Humidity.............65 to 75 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 3 to 7 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West around 20 mph becoming southwest
  around 10 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Sunny.
* Max Temperature..........72 to 82 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 8 to 12 degs.
* Min Humidity.............13 to 23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 6 to 10 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..South around 10 mph shifting to the
  northwest in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest 25 to 30 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............4 low.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 75 to 85.
Southwest wind around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 10 to 18 pct.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 74 to 84. Light
winds. Minimum Humidity 12 to 21 pct.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 76 to 86. Southwest
wind around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 20 pct.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 55. Highs 71 to 81.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 53. Highs 68 to 78.

$$

AZZ151-231500-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-
304 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........42 to 52 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........37 to 47 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 4 to 8 degs.
* Max Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........77 to 87 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........80 to 90 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 32 to 36 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest around 30 mph increasing to
  around 45 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip.........20 pct.
* LAL......................2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of
  thunderstorms and isolated showers.
* Max Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........58 to 68 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........48 to 58 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 17 to 21 degs.
* Min Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........23 to 33 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........30 to 40 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 16 to 20 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West 10 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest around 45 mph becoming west
  around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip.........20 pct.
* LAL......................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.
* Mixing Height............12057 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........West 15 to 24 knots.
* Ventilation Category.....Excellent (289368 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........33 to 43 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........29 to 39 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 5 to 9 degs.
* Max Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........66 to 76 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........63 to 73 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 11 to 15 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West 15 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Sunny.
* Max Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........67 to 77 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........59 to 69 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 8 to 12 degs.
* Min Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........14 to 24 pct.
*    Above 5000 ft.........14 to 24 pct.
* 24 hr Trend...........Down 12 to 16 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest around 40 mph decreasing to
  around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............4 low.
* Mixing Height............5881 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........West 9 knots shifting to the northwest
  17 knots in the afternoon.
* Ventilation Category.....Very good (99977 knot-ft).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Warmer. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 73 to 83.
Southwest wind around 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 9 to 17 pct.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 70 to 80. West wind
around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 23 pct.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 72 to 82. Southwest
wind around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 21 pct.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 50. Highs 68 to 78.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 38 to
48. Highs 64 to 74.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 151 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE BUENOS AIRES N.W.R. LOCATION
(3500 MSL)

$$

AZZ152-231500-
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-
304 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........42 to 52 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........39 to 49 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 2 to 6 degs.
* Max Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........77 to 87 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........71 to 81 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 39 to 43 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Southwest 10 to 20 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest around 30 mph increasing to
  around 40 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip.........10 pct.
* LAL......................1 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and
  slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........57 to 67 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........47 to 57 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 28 to 32 degs.
* Min Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........22 to 32 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........32 to 42 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 20 to 24 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Breezy. West 15 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest around 50 mph decreasing to
  around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip.........30 pct.
* LAL......................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.
* Mixing Height............11785 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........Southwest 14 knots increasing to west 27
  knots in the afternoon.
* Ventilation Category.....Excellent (318195 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........32 to 42 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........30 to 40 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 7 to 11 degs.
* Max Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........68 to 78 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........62 to 72 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 8 to 12 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Breezy. Northwest around 25 mph
  decreasing to around 15 mph after midnight.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest 35 to 40 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature..........
*    Below 5000 ft.........67 to 77 degs
*    Above 5000 ft.........58 to 68 degs
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 5 to 9 degs.
* Min Humidity.............
*    Below 5000 ft.........13 to 23 pct
*    Above 5000 ft.........17 to 27 pct
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 16 to 20 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest 40 to 45 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............4 low.
* Mixing Height............5456 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........Northwest 15 to 22 knots.
* Ventilation Category.....Excellent (120032 knot-ft).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Warmer. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 71 to 81.
Southwest wind around 20 mph. Minimum Humidity 9 to 19 pct.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 67 to 77. West wind
around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 13 to 23 pct.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38 to 48. Highs 70 to 80. Southwest
wind around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 22 pct.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs 67 to 77.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 37 to
47. Highs 61 to 71.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 152 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE CHIRICAHUA N.M. LOCATION (5400 MSL)

$$

AZZ153-231500-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 153
Northern Graham County-Northern Greenlee County-
White and Gila Mountains-Apache Sitgreaves NF-SDC-
304 PM MST Wed Mar 22 2017

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Partly cloudy then becoming mostly
  cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms.
* Min Temperature..........35 to 45 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 3 to 7 degs.
* Max Humidity.............83 to 93 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 45 to 49 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..West 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........20 pct.
* LAL......................1 until 2400, then 2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers, snow
  showers and slight chance of thunderstorms.
* Max Temperature..........46 to 56 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 19 to 23 degs.
* Min Humidity.............34 to 44 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 22 to 26 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Breezy. West around 15 mph increasing to
  around 25 mph in the afternoon.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Southwest 30 to 35 mph.
* Chance of Precip.........50 pct.
* LAL......................1 until 1200, then 2.
* Haines Index.............3 very low.
* Mixing Height............9408 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........Southwest 15 knots increasing to west 26
  knots in the afternoon.
* Ventilation Category.....Excellent (244608 knot-ft).

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly cloudy then becoming partly
  cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow showers.
* Min Temperature..........29 to 39 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 5 to 9 degs.
* Max Humidity.............72 to 82 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 11 to 15 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Breezy. Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........West around 35 mph increasing to
  northwest around 45 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip.........20 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............2 very low.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather..............Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature..........60 to 70 degs.
*    24 hr Trend...........Up 12 to 16 degs.
* Min Humidity.............13 to 23 pct.
*    24 hr Trend...........Down 17 to 21 pct.
* Wind (20 ft/10-min avg)..Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* 10000 ft MSL Wind........Northwest around 45 mph decreasing to
  around 35 mph in the afternoon.
* Chance of Precip.........0 pct.
* LAL......................1.
* Haines Index.............4 low.
* Mixing Height............5420 ft agl.
* Transport Winds..........Northwest 22 to 23 knots.
* Ventilation Category.....Excellent (124660 knot-ft).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 31 to 41. Highs 61 to 71.
Southwest wind around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 12 to 21 pct.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 60 to 70. West wind
around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 pct.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 61 to 71. West wind
around 15 mph. Minimum Humidity 16 to 26 pct.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 33 to 43. Highs 57 to 67.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 31 to
41. Highs 52 to 62.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 153 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE POINT OF PINES LOCATION (6040 MSL)

$$


Visit us on Facebook...Twitter...YouTube...and at weather.gov/Tucson



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.