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Arizona, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:21 PM MDT on April 23, 2017

Expires 10:00 PM EDT on April 25, 2017


... A red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Monday for
strong winds, low relative humidity and high fire danger for fire
weather zone 152. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued from
Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening for strong winds, low
relative humidity and high fire danger for the southeast half of
fire weather zone 152...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Monday which
replaces the previous Fire Weather Watch. A new Fire Weather
Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in effect
from Tuesday morning through Tuesday evening.

* Affected area... most of fire weather zone 152 including
elevations above 5000 ft are covered by the warning. The watch
is primarily for the southeast half of the zone and includes the
Chiricahua Mountains.

* Timing... the warning is in effect from 11 am MST Monday morning
through 7 PM MST Monday evening. The watch is in effect from 10
am MST Tuesday morning through 7 PM MST Tuesday evening.

* Winds... sustained 20-ft southerly winds less than 10 mph Monday
morning will shift to the southwest and increase to 15 to 25 mph
with gusts to 40 mph in the afternoon. On Tuesday, westerly
winds will begin to increase around 9 am MST. Peak 20-ft winds
of 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 40 mph will occur during the late
afternoon hours.

* Relative humidity... relative humidity will quickly decrease to
less than 15 percent by midday Monday, with minimum values of 5
to 10 percent in the late afternoon. On Tuesday, expect slightly
higher relative humidity, although minimum values in the
afternoon will still be between 10 and 15 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...

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.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the fire weather warning and watch for portions of
Southeast Arizona.







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Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - High Surf Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Beach Hazard Statement , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Florida - Special Statement
Georgia - Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Hydrologic Statement
Idaho - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Illinois - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Iowa - Flood Warning
Kansas - Wind Advisory
Kentucky - Flood Warning , Flood Watch / Flood Statement , Flood Advisory
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Michigan - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Minnesota - Flood Warning
Missouri - Flood Warning
Montana - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Watch
Nevada - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Lake Wind Advisory , Wind Advisory
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
New York - Flood Warning
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch , High Surf Advisory, Beach Hazard Statement, Flash Flood Watch , Beach Hazard Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory
Oklahoma - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Oregon - Winter Weather Advisory , Winter Storm Warning, Winter Weather Advisory
Puerto Rico - Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory , Flood Watch, Areal Flood Advisory, Coastal Hazard Statement, High Surf Advisory , Coastal Hazard Statement
South Carolina - Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Flash Flood Watch , Special Statement
Tennessee - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Advisory , Flood Advisory , Hydrologic Statement
Texas - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert
Virgin Islands - Coastal Hazard Statement
Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Warning, Areal Flood Warning , Areal Flood Watch , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Advisory, Areal Flood Watch
Washington - Winter Weather Advisory
West Virginia - Areal Flood Warning , Flash Flood Watch , Areal Flood Watch
Wisconsin - Flood Warning
Wyoming - Winter Weather Advisory

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