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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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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
639 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG CONDITIONS LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY FOR PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWEST NEW MEXICO AND EXTREME WEST TEXAS...

.AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL MOVE ACROSS THE ROCKIES AND SHIFT
WINDS AROUND TO THE WEST TODAY. THESE WINDS ARE EXPECTED
TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH AND COMBINE WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES IN THE SINGLE DIGITS TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE LIKELY OVER FAR SOUTHWESTERN
NEW MEXICO WITH MORE MARGINAL CONDITIONS NEAR THE RIO GRANDE
VALLEY.

NMZ110>112-TXZ055-170300-
/O.CON.KEPZ.FW.W.0014.140416T2000Z-140417T0300Z/
SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST DESERTS AND LOWLANDS-
SOUTH CENTRAL LOWLANDS AND SOUTHERN RIO GRANDE VALLEY-EL PASO-
639 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY...

* TIMING: 2 PM MDT TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY.

* WIND: WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY: 5 TO 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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 EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$
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