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Central Deserts, AZ

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Central Deserts-
444 AM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR MARICOPA COUNTY...NORTHWEST PINAL
COUNTY...AND LA PAZ COUNTY...

* AFFECTED AREA...Central Deserts including Maricopa county and
the greater Phoenix area...northwest Pinal County and La Paz
County.

* WINDS...West to northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph
during the afternoon and early evening hours.

* TIMING...Strong winds will peak this afternoon and last through
the evening from 2 PM to 8 PM MST today.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fuels are dry and fire danger is high. These
conditions combined with low relative humidity and strong
winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

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Eastern Pima-Southeastern Pinal-Santa Cruz-Western Cochise, AZ

AZZ150-151-260200-
/O.EXB.KTWC.FW.W.0005.170425T2100Z-170426T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O'Odham Nation-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-
259 AM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 150
AND 151 INCLUDING SOUTHEAST PINAL...NORTH-CENTRAL AND EASTERN
PIMA COUNTIES...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MST
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...The northern portions of Fire Weather Zones 150
and 151 including Southeast Pinal, North-central and Eastern
Pima counties. This warning includes the SAWMILL FIRE near the
Santa Rita Mountains.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 2 PM MST this afternoon
through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds from the southwest 15 to 20 mph
with gusts to 35 mph will begin around 9 AM MST. Winds will then
become west 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph during the
afternoon hours.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Expect slightly higher relative humidity
values above 20 percent to persist into the early afternoon
hours...finally dipping into the 12 to 17 percent range during
the mid-afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other fires that develop
will have the potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas
with a high dead grass load.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.gov/Tucson
and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS tab

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

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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Southern Graham-Central and Eastern Cochise-Southern Greenlee-Lower Elevations of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Graham County, AZ

AZZ152-260200-
/O.EXT.KTWC.FW.W.0005.170425T1800Z-170426T0300Z/
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-
259 AM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHEAST FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 INCLUDING
EASTERN COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE
COUNTIES...

* AFFECTED AREA...The southeast half of Fire Weather Zone 152
including Eastern Cochise, Southwest Graham and Southern
Greenlee counties. This includes the Chiricahua Mountains.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 11 AM MST this morning
through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds from the southwest 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to 35 mph will begin around 9 AM MST. Winds will then
become west 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph during the
afternoon hours.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Expect slightly higher relative humidity
with minimum values in the afternoon between 12 and 17 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas with a high
dead grass load.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.gov/Tucson
and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS tab

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

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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Western Pima-South Central Pinal-Tohono Oodham Nation, AZ

AZZ150-151-260200-
/O.EXB.KTWC.FW.W.0005.170425T2100Z-170426T0300Z/
Arizona Fire Weather Zone 150
Western Pima County-South Central Pinal County-
Tohono O'Odham Nation-TDC-Arizona Fire Weather Zone 151
Eastern Pima County-Southeastern Pinal County-
Santa Cruz County-Western Cochise County-
Coronado NF-TDC-
259 AM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR NORTHERN PORTIONS OF FIRE WEATHER ZONES 150
AND 151 INCLUDING SOUTHEAST PINAL...NORTH-CENTRAL AND EASTERN
PIMA COUNTIES...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MST
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...The northern portions of Fire Weather Zones 150
and 151 including Southeast Pinal, North-central and Eastern
Pima counties. This warning includes the SAWMILL FIRE near the
Santa Rita Mountains.

* TIMING...The warning is in effect from 2 PM MST this afternoon
through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds from the southwest 15 to 20 mph
with gusts to 35 mph will begin around 9 AM MST. Winds will then
become west 25 to 30 mph with gusts to 45 mph during the
afternoon hours.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Expect slightly higher relative humidity
values above 20 percent to persist into the early afternoon
hours...finally dipping into the 12 to 17 percent range during
the mid-afternoon and evening.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other fires that develop
will have the potential to spread rapidly, especially in areas
with a high dead grass load.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area...visit weather.gov/Tucson
and click on the DETAILED HAZARDS tab

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the Fire Weather Warning and Watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.

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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