Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Tucson AZ
138 PM MST Thu Apr 15 2021

AZZ151>154-160300-
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Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Western half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southeast corner of Pinal County-
Extreme Eastern Pima County-Western third of Cochise County-
Santa Cruz County-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 152
Eastern half Desert Grasslands FDRA including elevations up to
5500 feet in Southwest Graham County and Eastern two thirds of
Cochise County-Southern San Carlos Reservation-
Southern Greenlee County below 5000 feet-TDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 153
Northern Graham County-Northern Greenlee County-
White and Gila Mountains-Apache Sitgreaves NF-
Southern San Carlos Reservation above 5000 feet-SDC-
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 154
Forest Woodlands FDRA including the Sky Islands of Southeast
Arizona above 5500 feet-Coronado NF-TDC-
138 PM MST Thu Apr 15 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER RATING
FOR SOUTHEAST ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONES 152, 153, 154 AND
EASTERN PORTIONS OF ZONE 151...

* AFFECTED AREA...Eastern portions of southeast Arizona
  including all of Cochise and Greenlee counties, all but far
  northwest Graham County, and from the Santa Rita and Rincon
  Mountains eastward in Santa Cruz and Pima Counties.

* TIMING...Through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Southwest to west winds of 20 to 25 mph with gusts of
  35 to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum relative humidity of 5 to 10
  percent at the lower elevations and 10 to 15 percent in the
  mountains.

* 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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