Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 1:54 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

...Wind Advisory in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Saturday...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a Wind Advisory...which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Saturday.

* Impacts...there is the potential for hazardous driving conditions to result from isolated areas of blowing dust. Driving may also be difficult for high profile vehicles.

* Timing...winds will increase during the late morning hours with the strongest winds during the afternoon Saturday. Winds will taper off in the early evening. The advisory is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Saturday.

* Winds...west winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph. The higher wind speeds will occur in and near the mountains.

* 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.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 1:37 PM MDT on April 24, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 2 PM to 7 PM MST Friday for low relative humidity...strong winds and a high fire danger for southern Cochise County...

...Red flag warning in effect from 11 am to 7 PM MST Saturday for low relative humidity...strong winds and a high fire danger for eastern Cochise...southeast Graham and southern Greenlee counties...

The National Weather Service in Tucson has issued a red flag warning...which is in effect from 2 PM to 7 PM MST Friday. A red flag warning has also been issued from 11 am to 7 PM MST Saturday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...the red flag warning on Friday is for the southern portions of fire zone 152...or southern Cochise County. The red flag warning on Saturday is for the eastern half of fire zone 152...or east of a Douglas to Safford line below 5000 ft.

* Timing...Friday from 2 PM to 7 PM MST...and Saturday from 11 am to 7 PM MST.

* Winds...winds on Friday will be from the southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Winds on Saturday will be much stronger... from the west 25 to 30 mph with gusts between 45 and 50 mph.

* Relative humidity...there will be very low relative humidities on Friday...between 7 to 14 percent. On Saturday...relative humidity values will be higher with values ranging between 13 and 17 percent.

* Impacts...any fires that develop 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 tab

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures 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.