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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
124 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017

...Critical Fire Weather Conditions expected across portions of
southeast Arizona today...Friday and Saturday...

.A weather system will approach the region today and then pass
through the area on Friday. Winds will increase this afternoon
resulting in critical fire weather conditions in eastern areas.
Strong winds are expected area-wide Friday with widespread
critical fire weather conditions likely. Humidity levels in some
locations will be slightly higher than 15 percent, but not enough
to temper the potential spread of ongoing fires. Strong winds and
very low humidity levels are again expected east and southeast of
Tucson Saturday.

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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 Greenlee County-Central and Eastern Cochise County-
Southern Graham County-Southern San Carlos Apache Nation-
124 PM MST Thu Apr 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FRIDAY FOR HIGH WINDS AND VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 151 AND 152...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 151 AND 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Fire Weather
Watch, which is in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MST today. A Red
Flag Warning is also in effect from 10 AM to 8 PM MST Friday.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 151 and 152.

* TIMING...The Red Flag warnings will be in effect through 7 PM
  MST this evening, and again Friday from 10 AM to 8 PM MST. The
  Watch will be in effect Saturday from Noon to 8 PM MST.


* WINDS...Westerly wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts near 35 mph,
  especially across higher terrain including the Whetstone
  Mountains. The wind will quickly ease this evening just after
  sunset. On Friday, stronger southwest to west winds will develop
  during the morning hours and last longer into the evening, with
  another round Saturday afternoon and evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity levels today will range
  from 11 to 16 percent. Minimum humidity levels Friday will range
  from around 8 to 12 percent western areas to 14 to 21 percent in
  eastern areas.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP OR ARE ONGOING WILL HAVE THE
  POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY, ESPECIALLY FRIDAY UNDER THE
  INFLUENCE OF VERY STRONG WINDS.

* 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.

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 Watch for portions of Southeast
Arizona.

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