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Red Flag Warning today, Fire Weather Watch tomorrow…

 

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY… WHICH IS IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY (today, June 13) FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY (tomorrow, June 14) MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT ON FRIDAY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM MST
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…

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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

Please note:  all previously announced restrictions for our area remain in effect!!!  These restrictions include National Forest/Park lands and Coconino County.

For full report at NWS Alert Information webpage.

Gusty winds today, cont. Fire Watch, slight chance of precip….

Our area forecast is HERE (a possible increase in winds tomorrow, Thursday, for possible Red Flag day).

Winds today are expected to be from SW 20-30 MPH with gusts from 40-45 MPH. 

REMINDER:  Fire restrictions continue for our area!!!  Check our earlier posts for links to Kaibab and Coconino NF, as well as for entire Coconino County.

Be sure to check the links for Hazardous Weather Outlook.

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ALERT: FIRE WEATHER WARNING for Wed., June 8, 2011

Red Flag Warning (Williams is in Zone 115)

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
823 PM MST TUE JUN 7 2011

–NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 109)
–CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111)-
–LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 112)-
–LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 113)-
–LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 114)-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 115)
–EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 116)-
–WHITE MOUNTAINS (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117)-
–NORTHERN GILA COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 118)-
–BLACK MESA AREA (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 139)-
–NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264 (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 140)-
823 PM MST TUE JUN 7 2011

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY..

* AFFECTED AREA: LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO AND NAVAJO COUNTIES…MOGOLLON RIM…NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264.

* TIMING: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FROM11 AM MST TO 8 PM MST WEDNESDAY EVENING.

* 20-FOOT WINDS: SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY : AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES RANGING FROM 7 TO 15 PERCENT ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY.

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 HUMIDITY WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING. HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/FLAGSTAFF

 

Recent Weather Story (click for larger image)      

 

Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ 250 PM MST TUE JUN 7 2011 AZZ011>017-039-040-080700- CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY-WHITE MOUNTAINS- 250 PM MST TUE JUN 7 2011 THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEAST ARIZONA.

.DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

DRY HUMIDITY LEVELS AND MODERATELY STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL COMBINE TODAY TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FROM THE WHITE MOUNTAINS REGION TO THE LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY. A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL THIS EVENING.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

FOR WEDNESDAY…MODERATELY STRONG DRY SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL PERSIST…AND PORTIONS OF EASTERN ARIZONA MAY SEE ANOTHER DAY OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR WEDNESDAY ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN ARIZONA.

THURSDAY THROUGH MONDAY…NO WEATHER HAZARDS ARE EXPECTED.

 

FIRE WEATHER WATCH continues….

PLEASE REMAIN ALERT….NO FIRES!!!  

Continually check County, State and National Lands websites, postings, briefings for up-to-the-minute alerts or changes!!

 

Notice issued by:  NWS Flagstaff (Arizona)

This alert notice is Effective:  June 5, 2011 at 09:55

This alert notice Expires:  June 6, 2011 at 21:00

Event:   Fire Weather Watch  Alert:

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES… …FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH MONDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES…

* AFFECTED AREA: COCONINO PLATEAU…GRAND CANYON COUNTRY.

* TIMING: CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP LATE THISMORNING INTO EARLY EVENING. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN ON MONDAY AS STRONGER WINDS RETURN TO THE AREA.

* 20-FOOT WINDS: SOUTHWEST NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH TODAY. SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH ON MONDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITIES: AFTERNOON MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 5 TO 10 PERCENT TODAY…10 TO 15 PERCENT ON MONDAY.

Instructions:  

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 WILL CREATE EXTREME FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL. PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF TODAYS RED FLAG WARNING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS. PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF MONDAYS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

Target Area:  

Coconino Plateau & Grand Canyon Country