Weather Alerts for Maricopa Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
MARICOPA AREA

Areas Affected:
Central Deserts - Southern Gila County, Tonto National Forest Foothills
Effective: Thu, 4/19 12:00pm Updated: Thu, 4/19 2:41am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 4/19 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MST
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND CRITICAL
FIRE DANGER FOR THE CENTRAL DESERTS OF SOUTH-CENTRAL ARIZONA,
SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY AND THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS...
* AFFECTED AREA...Central Deserts and Southern Gila County/Tonto
National Forest Foothills.
* WINDS...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* TIMING...Noon to 8 PM MST Thursday.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 9 percent.
* IMPACTS...Fuels are very dry and fire danger is critical.
These conditions combined with low relative humidity and
strong winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
conditions.

Information:
Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this red flag warning.

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
MARICOPA AREA

Areas Affected:
Eastern Pima-Southeastern Pinal-Santa Cruz-Western Cochise - Northern Graham-Northern Greenlee-White and Gila Mountains - Southern Graham-Central and Eastern Cochise-Southern Greenlee-Lower Elevations of the San Carlos Apache Nation in Graham County - Western Pima-South Central Pinal-Tohono Oodham Nation
Effective: Thu, 4/19 11:00am Updated: Thu, 4/19 2:41am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 4/19 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MST
THURSDAY FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND HIGH TO
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 150, 151, 152, AND
153...
* AFFECTED AREA...Fire weather zones 150, 151, 152 and 153.
* TIMING...11 AM MST Thursday morning until 8 PM MST Thursday
evening.
* WINDS...Sustained 20-foot winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of
40 to 45 mph possible. The strongest winds will occur in the
mountains.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Minimum humidity values will range from 4
to 10 percent.
* 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.

Information:
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.