Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Tucson, AZ

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
239 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

AZZ152-190200-
/O.NEW.KTWC.FW.W.0007.150418T1900Z-150419T0200Z/
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-
239 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING FOR EASTERN GRAHAM...SOUTHERN GREENLEE AND EXTREME NORTHEAST
COCHISE COUNTY FOR THE COMBINATION OF STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND A HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TUCSON HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...NORTHEST PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152
  INCLUDING EASTERN GRAHAM...SOUTHERN GREENLEE AND EXTREME
  NORTHEAST COCHISE COUNTY.

* TIMING...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM NOON
  TODAY UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40
  MPH. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE IN THE NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST
  ALIGNED GILA AND NORTHERN SAN SIMON VALLEYS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR FINE
  DRY FUELS.

* 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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