Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
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...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Monday morning through
Monday evening 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. A Fire
Weather Watch has also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch is in
effect from Monday morning through Monday evening. The Fire
Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected areas... most locations along and north of the Mogollon
Rim.

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

* Relative humidity... 7 to 15 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. A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather
conditions are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

Please notify field crews of this red flag warning and Fire
Weather Watch.