Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FNUS55 KTWC 181006
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST ARIZONA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TUCSON AZ
307 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...

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    20-FOOT WIND FORECAST OF `LIGHT WINDS` INDICATES MAINLY
    TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

.DISCUSSION...DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL INTO THE MIDDLE OF NEXT
WEEK. STRONG WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 OR 40 MPH
ARE POSSIBLE IN THE GILA RIVER AND NORTHERN SAN SIMON VALLEYS TODAY.
COMBINED WITH MINIMUM RH VALUES AROUND 10 TO 15 PERCENT...RED FLAG
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR NORTHEASTERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 152 INCLUDING EASTERN GRAHAM...SOUTHERN GREENLEE AND EXTREME
NORTHERST COCHSIE COUNTIES.

LESS WIND IS ANTICIPATED EARLY NEXT WEEK BEFORE ANOTHER ROUND OF
GUSTY WINDS AND PERHAPS SOME RAIN MAY OCCUR LATE NEXT WEEK AS
ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE WEST.

AZZ150-182215-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 150
WESTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY-
TOHONO OODHAM NATION-TDC-
307 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........78 TO 88 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 6 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............7 TO 15 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER..............CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE..........49 TO 59 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 4 DEGS.
* MAX HUMIDITY.............26 TO 36 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 2 PCT.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST AROUND 10 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........80 TO 90 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 2 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............7 TO 16 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 10
  MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTH AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............4 LOW.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 90. SOUTH WIND
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 7 TO 11 PCT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 90. SOUTH
WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 14 PCT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 77 TO 87. SOUTH
WIND AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 8 TO 18 PCT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 48 TO
58. HIGHS 74 TO 84.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 47 TO 57.
HIGHS 71 TO 81.

$$

AZZ151-182215-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 151
EASTERN PIMA COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN PINAL COUNTY-
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY-WESTERN COCHISE COUNTY-
CORONADO NF-TDC-
307 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........71 TO 83 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........61 TO 73 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 6 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........9 TO 14 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........11 TO 18 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT............10024 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........SOUTH 6 KNOTS INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 16
  KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (160384 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER..............CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........41 TO 55 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........40 TO 50 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 7 DEGS.
* MAX HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........29 TO 44 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........30 TO 42 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND
  10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........73 TO 87 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........61 TO 73 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 0 TO 4 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........7 TO 13 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........11 TO 21 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT............12584 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........SOUTH 6 KNOTS SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST
  8 KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (100672 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 57. HIGHS 73 TO 88. SOUTHWEST
WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 7 TO 15 PCT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 57. HIGHS 74 TO 89. SOUTH
WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 12 PCT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 58. HIGHS 72 TO 87. SOUTH
WIND AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 16 PCT.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 57. HIGHS 68 TO 83.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 53.
HIGHS 65 TO 79.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 151 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE BUENOS AIRES N.W.R. LOCATION
(3500 MSL)

$$

AZZ152-182215-
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-
307 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST THIS
EVENING FOR NORTHEAST PORTIONS...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........70 TO 80 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........58 TO 72 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 6 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........10 TO 15 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........13 TO 22 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..BREEZY. WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO
  NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
  STRONGEST WIND IN NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ALIGNED GILA AND NORTHERN
  SAN SIMON VALLEYS.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT............9574 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........WEST 8 KNOTS INCREASING TO NORTHWEST 19
  KNOTS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (181906 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........38 TO 50 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........36 TO 51 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 5 DEGS.
* MAX HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........30 TO 45 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........28 TO 43 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........LITTLE CHANGE.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............4 LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........75 TO 85 DEGS
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........60 TO 75 DEGS
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 2 TO 5 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............
*    BELOW 5000 FT.........7 TO 11 PCT
*    ABOVE 5000 FT.........10 TO 21 PCT
*    24 HR TREND...........DOWN 1 TO 5 PCT.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO
  AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT............13120 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........WEST 5 TO 12 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (157440 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 52. HIGHS 71 TO 86. WEST WIND
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 14 PCT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 56. HIGHS 72 TO 87. SOUTHWEST
WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 11 PCT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 55. HIGHS 71 TO 86.
SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 20 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 6 TO 12 PCT.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 57. HIGHS 68 TO 83.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 53.
HIGHS 65 TO 80.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 152 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE CHIRICAHUA N.M. LOCATION (5400 MSL)

$$

AZZ153-182215-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 153
NORTHERN GRAHAM COUNTY-NORTHERN GREENLEE COUNTY-
WHITE AND GILA MOUNTAINS-APACHE SITGREAVES NF-SDC-
307 AM MST SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
  SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........61 TO 71 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 8 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............15 TO 24 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 3 PCT.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..BREEZY. WEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO
  15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........WEST AROUND 30 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
  AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT............10414 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........NORTHWEST 14 TO 20 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (208280 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY CLEAR.
* MIN TEMPERATURE..........33 TO 43 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 3 DEGS.
* MAX HUMIDITY.............39 TO 49 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........DOWN 3 PCT.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..BREEZY. NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH BECOMING
  NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH INCREASING TO
  AROUND 35 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............3 VERY LOW.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER..............MOSTLY SUNNY.
* MAX TEMPERATURE..........65 TO 75 DEGS.
*    24 HR TREND...........UP 4 DEGS.
* MIN HUMIDITY.............9 TO 19 PCT.
*    24 HR TREND...........DOWN 5 PCT.
* WIND (20 FT/10-MIN AVG)..WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* 10000 FT MSL WIND........NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO
  AROUND 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CHANCE OF PRECIP.........0 PCT.
* LAL......................1.
* HAINES INDEX.............5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT............12711 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS..........NORTHWEST 6 TO 14 KNOTS.
* VENTILATION CATEGORY.....EXCELLENT (177954 KNOT-FT).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
WINDS IN DAYS 3 THROUGH 5 ARE SURFACE 20 FT/10-MIN AVG
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 33 TO 43. HIGHS 67 TO 77. WEST WIND
AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 8 TO 18 PCT.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 46. HIGHS 69 TO 79. SOUTHWEST
WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 7 TO 15 PCT.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 45. HIGHS 65 TO 75.
SOUTHWEST WIND AROUND 15 MPH. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 7 TO 13 PCT.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO
47. HIGHS 62 TO 72.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 45. HIGHS 59 TO 69.

NOTE TO USERS - ZONE 153 VENTILATION CATEGORY...MIXING HEIGHT AND
TRANSPORT WINDS ARE BASED ON THE POINT OF PINES LOCATION (6040 MSL)

$$


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