Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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WWUS85 KTWC 202123
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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
223 PM MST Sun May 20 2018

AZZ153-211400-
/O.NEW.KTWC.FW.W.0018.180521T1900Z-180522T0200Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 153
Northern Graham County-Northern Greenlee County-
White and Gila Mountains-Apache Sitgreaves NF-SDC-
223 PM MST Sun May 20 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MST MONDAY FOR
STRONG AND GUSTY SOUTH WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, AND A HIGH TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 153
INCLUDING NORTHERN GRAHAM AND NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MST Monday.

* AFFECTED AREA...The northern portions of Fire Weather Zone 153.
  This includes both Northern Graham and Northern Greenlee
  counties.

* TIMING...Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon MST Monday
  afternoon until 7 PM MST Monday evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds out of the south at 15 to 25 mph
  with gusts to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity values will range from 8 to
  15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
  potential to spread rapidly.

* FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...Visit weather.gov/Tucson
  and click on the Detailed Hazards Icon.

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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