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Central Deserts, AZ

AZZ132-260400-
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Central Deserts-
656 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 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...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* TIMING...Strong winds will continue through 9 PM MST tonight.

* 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>152-260300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-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-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-
214 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...AND
SOUTHEAST FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 INCLUDING EASTERN
COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

* 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. 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 through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Westerly 20-ft winds around 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
45 mph into this evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values this afternoon between 12 and
17 percent.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other 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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Southern Graham-Central and Eastern Cochise-Southern Greenlee-Lower Elevations of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Graham County, AZ

AZZ150>152-260300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-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-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-
214 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...AND
SOUTHEAST FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 INCLUDING EASTERN
COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

* 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. 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 through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Westerly 20-ft winds around 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
45 mph into this evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values this afternoon between 12 and
17 percent.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other 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>152-260300-
/O.CON.KTWC.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-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-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-
214 PM MST Tue Apr 25 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 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...AND
SOUTHEAST FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 INCLUDING EASTERN
COCHISE...SOUTHEAST GRAHAM AND SOUTHERN GREENLEE COUNTIES...

* 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. 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 through 8 PM MST this evening.

* WINDS...Westerly 20-ft winds around 25 to 35 mph with gusts to
45 mph into this evening.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum values this afternoon between 12 and
17 percent.

* IMPACTS...The SAWMILL FIRE and any other 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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