Statement as of 6:19 AM MDT on May 24, 2017
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 26, 2017
619 am MST Wed may 24 2017
... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 8 PM MST Thursday for
strong and gusty winds... low relative humidity and a very high
The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from 11 am to 8 PM MST Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Timing... late morning through early evening Thursday.
* Winds... sustained 20-foot winds from the west and southwest
at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph.
* Relative humidity... minimum afternoon rh values bottoming out
in the single digits to lower teens.
* Impacts... any fires that develop or are ongoing will have the
potential to spread rapidly.
* For a detailed view of the hazard area... visit
weather.Gov/Tucson and click on the detailed hazards icon.
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
Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of the red flag warning for portions of Southeast Arizona.
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