The below information about this RED FLAG WARNING is posted on AZ EIN webpage.
“April 14, 2015 – 8:11 am”
“The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from noon to 8 p.m. that covers the North Kaibab and Tusayan ranger districts of the Kaibab National Forest, as well as other areas of Northern Arizona, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.”
“Visitors to the North Kaibab and Tusayan districts of the Kaibab National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the districts, including in developed campgrounds.”
“A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected and that a combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures will create an increased potential for large fire growth. The campfire advisory remains in effect until the Red Flag Warning ends.”
“The Kaibab National Forest is committed to educating visitors about their role in helping prevent unwanted, human-caused fires. Avoiding having campfires on windy days is one way they can do that.”
“For detailed weather information including warnings issued by the National Weather Service, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/.”
“Information about fire danger levels and more is available on the Kaibab National Forest website, http://www.fs.usda.gov/kaibab.”
As per Flagstaff Weather Service: “Expect windy conditions on Tuesday ahead of a cold front due on Wednesday. This front will bring cooler conditions and a few showers to the area, along with a wind shift to the north.”
Photo credite: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/
Due to the wind advisory, please be aware of potential fire hazards! A large portion of northern Arizona will be under a red flag warning tomorrow, Tuesday, from approximately noon to 7pm. More information can be found at http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/.
Photo credit: NWS Flagstaff, AZ and NWS Flagstaff Facebook page.
As reported by NWS Flagstaff, “Critical fire weather conditions (strong winds + low relative humidity and high fire danger! ) are forecast across northeast Arizona today and Tuesday. A Wind Advisory is also in effect today for areas in the red flag warning as well as Coconino county. Expect southwest winds gusts to 45 mph across the wind advisory and red flag warning areas.”
Please use great care with ANYTHING that may cause a spark!!
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Please comply with current restrictions in place. Pay special attention to your outdoor work or recreational activities that might cause a spark! One spark, under these conditions can potentially be the start of a fire which can spread quickly under current conditions.
Most current information can be found on the Flagstaff weather website.
Call 911 immediately to report any sign of smoke or fire.
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Image credit: USNWS Flagstaff
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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.
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