RED FLAG WARNING FOR OUR AREA

Issued by NOAA Alert Information

Map and below information can be seen here.

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
334 AM MST MON JUN 2 2014

AZZ104-106>108-021845-
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KAIBAB PLATEAU (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 104)-
GRAND CANYON COUNTRY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 106)-
COCONINO PLATEAU (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 107)-
YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 108)-
334 AM MST MON JUN 2 2014

…RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY…

* AFFECTED AREA…WESTERN COCONINO COUNTY AND NORTHWEST YAVAPAI COUNTY TO THE NORTHWEST OF PRESCOTT.

* TIMING…FROM 200 PM MST TO 8 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

* 20 FOOT WINDS…SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AS LOW AS 4 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR ARE IMMINENT.

A  COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE
BEHAVIOR.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

 

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