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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
343 PM MST TUE MAY 3 2016

AZZ132-133-041300-
/O.CON.KPSR.FW.A.0004.160505T1900Z-160506T0300Z/
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 132
SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS-
ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 133
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-
343 PM MST TUE MAY 3 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL
ARIZONA...DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND HIGH
FIRE DANGER...

* AFFECTED AREA IN ARIZONA...THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS OF
  SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...AND SOUTHERN GILA
  COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...BIO-FUELS IN THE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS ARE BECOMING
  DRIER...RESULTING IN HIGH FIRE DANGER. THESE CONDITIONS...
  COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...WILL
  LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN
  SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE
FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX IS ON THE INTERNET AT

WEATHER.GOV/PHOENIX


Air Quality Alert


AIR QUALITY ALERT
AZC013-040745-

AIR QUALITY ALERT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PHOENIX AZ
1022 AM MST MON MAY 2 2016

...HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY INCLUDING THE GREATER
PHOENIX AREA TUESDAY...

THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED
AN OZONE HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR THE GREATER PHOENIX AREA FOR
TUESDAY.

THIS MEANS THAT FORECAST WEATHER CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH EXISTING
OZONE LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT IN LOCAL MAXIMUM 8-HOUR OZONE
CONCENTRATIONS THAT POSE A HEALTH RISK. ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS
INCREASE AS AIR QUALITY DETERIORATES.

OZONE IS AN AIR CONTAMINANT WHICH CAN CAUSE BREATHING DIFFICULTIES
FOR CHILDREN AS WELL AS PERSONS WITH RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. A DECREASE
IN PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IS RECOMMENDED.

IF IT IS A REGULARLY SCHEDULED WORK DAY...YOU ARE URGED TO CAR POOL...
TELECOMMUTE...OR USE MASS TRANSIT.

THE USE OF GASOLINE-POWERED EQUIPMENT SHOULD BE REDUCED OR DONE LATE
IN THE DAY.

FOR DETAILS ON THIS HIGH POLLUTION ADVISORY FOR MARICOPA COUNTY...
VISIT THE ADEQ INTERNET SITE AT WWW.AZDEQ.GOV OR CALL 602-771-2367
FOR RECORDED FORECAST INFORMATION.

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
403 PM MST TUE MAY 3 2016

AZZ004-006>017-039-040-041215-
KAIBAB PLATEAU-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY-COCONINO PLATEAU-
YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS-
BLACK MESA AREA-NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
403 PM MST TUE MAY 3 2016

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL
ARIZONA...NORTHEAST ARIZONA AND WEST CENTRAL ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT

NO WEATHER HAZARDS EXPECTED THROUGH TONIGHT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

STRONG GUSTY SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
THURSDAY AS ANOTHER SPRING STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES ARIZONA. WINDS
FROM 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 25 TO 45 MPH ARE POSSIBLE OVER
PORTIONS OF COCONINO AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO CONTINUE OVER
EASTERN COCONINO COUNTY...AND NAVAJO...AND APACHE COUNTIES FRIDAY
MORNING INTO EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON...WITH THE WINDS DECREASING
LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON.

COLD AND SHOWERY WEATHER IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE FRIDAY
THROUGH SUNDAY AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE SOUTHWEST. SNOW
LEVELS ARE FORECAST TO DROP TO AROUND 7000 TO 8000 FEET BY
SATURDAY...WITH SNOW LEVELS INCREASE ABOVE 8000 FEET ON SUNDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

$$


Hydrologic Outlook


HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NVZ030-031-034>036-038-039-040915-

HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
215 PM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...HIGH STREAM FLOWS THIS WEEK...

TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE TO WARM FOR THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS. RIVERS
CREEKS AND STREAMS ARE ALREADY RUNNING STRONG AND WITH WARMER
TEMPERATURES SOME SMALL MOUNTAIN STREAMS MAY EXCEED BANK-FULL
POSSIBLY CAUSING SOME MINOR FLOODING ISSUES. THE JARBIDGE RIVER
IS RESPONDING TO INCREASED SNOW MELT AND IS RISING HIGHER EACH
EVENING. IF TRAVELING IN THE BACK-COUNTRY THIS WEEK...BE AWARE
THAT SOME DIRT OR GRAVEL ROADWAYS MAY BECOME IMPASSABLE AT TIMES.

AS WATER FROM STREAMS MAKES ITS WAY INTO THE HUMBOLDT
RIVER...INCREASING FLOWS ARE EXPECTED ALONG THE HUMBOLDT RIVER
FROM PALISADE TO WINNEMUCCA. NO FLOODING IS FORECAST FOR THE
HUMBOLDT AT THIS TIME.

$$

GB

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