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Arizona, Eastern Cochise County Below 5000 Feet including Douglas/Willcox

Blowing Dust Advisory, Wind Advisory

Statement as of 2:38 PM MDT on April 25, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 25, 2017


... Blowing dust advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this
evening...
... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM MST this evening...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a blowing dust
advisory, which is in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM MST
this evening.

* Impacts... strong winds will result in areas of dense
blowing dust along Interstate-10 near San Simon and the
Willcox Playa. Blowing dust can restrict visibilities below a
mile posing a significant hazard to motorists. In general,
winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for
high profile vehicles. In addition to roadway impacts, loose
and unsecured outdoor objects may be blown around.

* Timing... gusty winds will persist into this evening,
diminishing by 8 PM.

* Winds... southwest to west winds 25 to 40 mph with gusts to
near 50 mph in the afternoon.

* Visibility... dense blowing dust near San Simon may reduce
visibility to less than a half mile at times. Otherwise,
blowing dust will occasionally limit visibility to less than a
mile at times.

* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or greater
are expected in the valleys... or 35 mph or greater above
5000 feet. Higher gusts are also likely. This could make driving
difficult... especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.

A blowing dust advisory means that blowing dust will restrict
visibilities below one mile in some areas. Travelers are urged to
use caution. If you encounter localized dense blowing dust...
especially near plowed fields or construction sites... do not
drive into it if at all possible.






Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:14 PM MDT on April 25, 2017

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 11:31 AM MDT on April 25, 2017

Expires 2:31 AM EDT on April 26, 2017


... Wind reports...

Location speed time/date elevation (ft.)

... Arizona...

... Cochise County...
21 WNW Rodeo 62 mph 1056 am 04/25 4444
24 ESE Willcox 48 mph 1124 am 04/25 5046
14 SSE Sierra Vista 43 mph 0506 am 04/25 7677
21 E Willcox 40 mph 0853 am 04/25 3770
Douglas (bisbee) Intl ap 38 mph 0813 am 04/25 4150
Headquarters 37 mph 1037 am 04/25 5400
9 ESE Sierra Vista 36 mph 0421 am 04/25 4344
9 ESE Saint David 35 mph 0933 am 04/25 4580
24 WNW Rodeo 34 mph 0910 am 04/25 5133
12 ENE Willcox 34 mph 1210 am 04/25
14 W Road Forks 33 mph 1053 am 04/25 3615
2 N Bisbee 33 mph 0538 am 04/25 5377
12 ESE Sierra Vista 32 mph 0334 am 04/25 4235
4 NW Huachuca City 32 mph 0859 am 04/25 4540
1 SSW Saint David 31 mph 0203 am 04/25 3700
Rucker 31 mph 0457 am 04/25 5700
10 E Tombstone 31 mph 1020 am 04/25 5013
24 E Willcox 30 mph 1030 am 04/25 3675
10 SSW Willcox 30 mph 1045 am 04/25 4224
12 NE Saint David 29 mph 1040 am 04/25 4540
8 W Road Forks 28 mph 1005 am 04/25 3771
14 NW Willcox 27 mph 1036 am 04/25 4291
1 NE Tombstone 27 mph 1000 am 04/25 4500
6 WNW Benson 27 mph 0925 am 04/25 3920
14 SSW Willcox 27 mph 1112 am 04/25 4360
4 E Sierra Vista 27 mph 1153 PM 04/24 4406
3 WSW Benson 27 mph 1042 am 04/25
23 N Benson 26 mph 1107 am 04/25 3212
9 se Sierra Vista 26 mph 0609 am 04/25 4603
5 W Bisbee 25 mph 1013 am 04/25 4756
12 SW Sierra Vista 25 mph 0920 am 04/25 5400
13 NW Pirtleville 24 mph 0445 am 04/25 5300
17 NNW Pirtleville 24 mph 0900 am 04/25 4186
11 W Bisbee 24 mph 0850 am 04/25 4219
1 SSE Benson 24 mph 1024 am 04/25 12051
13 se Sierra Vista 23 mph 0941 am 04/25 4551
Benson 21 mph 1048 am 04/25 3663
9 se Sierra Vista 17 mph 0800 am 04/25 4606
19 E Tombstone 16 mph 1035 am 04/25 4155
10 NW Rodeo 15 mph 1054 am 04/25 5364

... Graham County...
Safford Muni ap 47 mph 1034 am 04/25 3158
noon creek 36 mph 1237 am 04/25 4925
Dry Lake 25 mph 0627 am 04/25 7405

... Greenlee County...
trail cabin 28 mph 0935 am 04/25 6250
1 NNE Duncan 23 mph 1044 am 04/25 3815

... Pima County...
Rincon 31 mph 0837 am 04/25 8209
Tucson International Airport 31 mph 0122 am 04/25 2549
18 WNW Benson 31 mph 1034 am 04/25 3559
Marana Airport 29 mph 0835 am 04/25
Ryan Field 28 mph 0650 am 04/25 2417
4 S Oro Valley 27 mph 0224 am 04/25 2838
Sasabe 27 mph 1005 am 04/25 3500
4 SW Tucson 26 mph 0152 am 04/25 2574
scout Camp 26 mph 0637 am 04/25 7554
Davis Monthan AFB 25 mph 0758 am 04/25 2675
8 SSE Picture Rocks 25 mph 1000 am 04/25 2512
7 ESE Tucson 25 mph 0804 am 04/25 2848
Oro Valley 25 mph 0916 am 04/25 2805
4 W Oro Valley 24 mph 1001 am 04/25 2749
16 E Tucson 24 mph 0959 am 04/25 3425
5 W Oro Valley 24 mph 0947 am 04/25 2624
11 ENE Tucson 24 mph 0825 am 04/25 2762
16 W Benson 23 mph 0905 am 04/25 3617
8 E Tucson 23 mph 0800 am 04/25 2887
7 N Tucson 23 mph 1058 am 04/25 2591
11 NE Tucson 23 mph 1018 am 04/25 2867
6 E Tucson 23 mph 0748 am 04/25 2824
3 NNW Tucson 21 mph 1016 am 04/25 8153
10 E Tucson 21 mph 0801 am 04/25 2749
9 NNE Tucson 21 mph 1112 am 04/25 3134
7 ENE Tucson 21 mph 0942 am 04/25 2572
14 se Tucson 21 mph 0933 am 04/25 3126
5 se Marana 21 mph 1031 am 04/25 2132
5 ENE Tucson 20 mph 0802 am 04/25 2695
3 E Green Valley 20 mph 0935 am 04/25 3013
5 WSW Oro Valley 20 mph 1015 am 04/25 2506
11 W Tucson 20 mph 1048 am 04/25 2713
8 WNW Tucson 19 mph 0703 am 04/25 2404
6 NNW Tucson 19 mph 1053 am 04/25 2355
1 SW Oro Valley 19 mph 1041 am 04/25 2680
Tucson 19 mph 0349 am 04/25 2572
1 NNW Marana 18 mph 0730 am 04/25 1984
8 W Tucson 18 mph 1115 am 04/25 2650
5 ENE Tucson 18 mph 1037 am 04/25 2696
8 ENE Tucson 18 mph 0835 am 04/25 2690
10 SSE Tucson 18 mph 1104 am 04/25 2011
6 ENE Tucson 18 mph 1101 am 04/25 2559
8 se Tucson 17 mph 0921 am 04/25 2582
8 se Tucson 17 mph 0700 am 04/25 2939
6 ENE Tucson 17 mph 1032 am 04/25 2624
3 ENE Tucson 17 mph 1101 am 04/25 2598
10 ENE Tucson 17 mph 0823 am 04/25 2693
9 se Tucson 16 mph 0835 am 04/25 2437
7 SSE Oro Valley 16 mph 0910 am 04/25 2893
Ajo 16 mph 0920 am 04/25 1742
10 NE Tucson 16 mph 1047 am 04/25 2769
Catalina 16 mph 0845 am 04/25 3057
6 ESE Marana 16 mph 1058 am 04/25 2332
4 SW Oro Valley 15 mph 1034 am 04/25 2529
8 NW Tucson 15 mph 1050 am 04/25 2437
6 N Tucson 15 mph 0607 am 04/25 2687
4 S Oro Valley 15 mph 1034 am 04/25 2821
9 NNE Tucson 15 mph 1113 am 04/25 2824
4 SSW Oro Valley 15 mph 0731 am 04/25 2536

... Pinal County...
6 se Florence 21 mph 0853 am 04/25 1814
7 NNW Catalina 20 mph 1101 am 04/25 3441
7 N Avra Valley 18 mph 0725 am 04/25 1911
7 ESE Eloy 17 mph 1015 am 04/25 1703
2 ESE Oracle 15 mph 1103 am 04/25 4632

... Santa Cruz County...
3 SSW Patagonia 37 mph 0843 am 04/25 4170
Nogales international airpor 32 mph 0819 am 04/25 3955
Patagonia 29 mph 0815 am 04/25 4009
AZ Elgin 5 S 23 mph 0900 am 04/25 4811
13 NE Patagonia 23 mph 1057 am 04/25 4777
7 NW Rio Rico 16 mph 0818 am 04/25 3264

Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.


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