Grand Canyon Country Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:37 PM MDT Apr. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 7 PM MST Sunday due
to strong winds and low relative humidity...

The National Weather Service in Flagstaff has issued a red flag
warning, which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MST Sunday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected areas... Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon country,
Coconino Plateau.

* 20 foot wind... southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 8 to 13 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.