Red Flag Warning
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
240 AM MST Mon Apr 24 2017

AZZ152-250200-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0004.170424T1800Z-170425T0200Z/
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.A.0003.170425T1700Z-170426T0200Z/
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-
240 AM MST Mon Apr 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER
FOR THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152...

* AFFECTED AREA...The Red Flag Warning is for the majority of Fire
  Weather Zone 152 including Cochise, Southern Graham and Southern
  Greenlee counties. The Fire Weather Watch is for the southeast
  half of Fire Weather Zone 152, including southeast Cochise
  county.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 11 AM MST this morning
  through 7 PM MST this evening. The watch is in effect from 10
  AM MST Tuesday morning through 7 PM MST Tuesday evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph this
  morning will shift to the southwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph
  with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. On Tuesday, southwest
  winds will begin to increase around mid-morning. Sustained west
  20-ft winds of 20 to 30 mph and gusts to 45 mph will occur during
  the afternoon hours.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Relative humidity will quickly decrease to
  less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values of 5
  to 10 percent in the late afternoon. On Tuesday, expect higher
  relative humidity, with minimum values in the afternoon between
  12 and 17 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas with a high
  dead grass load.

* 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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

&&

$$

AZZ151-250200-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0004.170424T1800Z-170425T0200Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-
240 AM MST Mon Apr 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151...

* AFFECTED AREA...Southern portions of Fire Weather Zone 151
  including Eastern Pima, Santa Cruz and Cochise counties. This
  also includes the Catalina, Rincon, Huachuca, Whetstone and
  Santa Rita mountain ranges.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 11 AM MST this morning
  through 7 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph this
  morning will shift to the southwest and increase to 15 to 25
  mph with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Relative humidity will quickly decrease
  to less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values
  of 5 to 10 percent in the late afternoon.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas with a high
  dead grass load.

* 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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