Maricopa County, Arizona
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Weather Alerts: Maricopa County, Arizona
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Fire Weather Warning
AZZ133-290045-
/O.COR.KPSR.FW.W.0005.170428T2200Z-170429T0400Z/
Southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest Foothills-
540 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
9 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY...

* AFFECTED AREA...Southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest
Foothills.

* WINDS...West 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...Friday 3PM TO 9PM MST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 9 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fuels are dry and fire danger is high to very high.
These conditions combined with low relative humidity and
strong winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

Fire Weather Warning
AZZ132-290045-
/O.COR.KPSR.FW.W.0005.170428T1800Z-170429T0400Z/
Central Deserts-
540 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR ALL OF SOUTH CENTRAL ARIZONA...

* AFFECTED AREA...Central Deserts of south central Arizona.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* TIMING...Today from 11AM TO 9PM MST.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 6 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fuels are dry and fire danger is high to very high.
These conditions combined with low relative humidity and
strong winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather
conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ533-534-537-538-540-542>544-546-548-550-551-553>555-559-282300-
/O.EXB.KPSR.WI.Y.0014.170428T2300Z-170429T0300Z/
Central La Paz-Aguila Valley-Northwest Valley-Tonopah Desert-
Buckeye/Avondale-Deer Valley-Central Phoenix-
North Phoenix/Glendale-Scottsdale/Paradise Valley-East Valley-
South Mountain/Ahwatukee-Southeast Valley/Queen Creek-
Northwest Pinal County-West Pinal County-
Apache Junction/Gold Canyon-Sonoran Desert Natl Monument-
Including the cities of Brenda, Harcuvar, Quartzsite, Vicksburg,
Vicksburg Junction, Salome, Aguila, Gladden, Wickenburg,
Circle City, Surprise, Wittmann, Beardsley, Sun City West,
Arlington, Hassayampa, Tonopah, Wintersburg, Avondale, Cashion,
Goodyear, Liberty, Peoria, Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Mesa,
Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert, Sun Lakes, Queen Creek, Casa Grande,
Cactus Forest, Florence, Coolidge, and Apache Junction
243 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017 /243 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017/

...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM MST /4 PM PDT/ THIS
AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 4 PM MST /4 PM PDT/ this
afternoon to 8 PM MST /8 PM PDT/ this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Lower desert elevations of central and south-
central Arizona, including the Phoenix Metropolitan area.

* TIMING...Late afternoon through early evening.

* WINDS...West winds near 30 mph with gusts 40 to 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Strong gusty cross-winds will create dangerous
driving conditions for high profile vehicles especially those
driving along north to south oriented roads. Gusty winds may
also kick up areas of dense blowing dust resulting in sharply
restricted visibilities.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

Wind Advisory
AZZ552-557-558-560>563-282300-
/O.CON.KPSR.WI.Y.0014.170428T2100Z-170429T0300Z/
Superior-Mazatzal Mountains-Pinal/Superstition Mountains-
San Carlos-Dripping Springs-Globe/Miami-Southeast Gila County-
Including the cities of Superior, Sunflower, San Carlos, Peridot,
Hayden, Winkelman, Globe, and Miami
243 AM MST Fri Apr 28 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MST THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREA...Portions of southern Gila County. Especially
near ridge tops and through terrain gaps.

* TIMING...This afternoon through early evening.

* WINDS...West winds near 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph.

* IMPACTS...Driving through mountain passes may be extremely
difficult for high profile vehicles. Unhealthy trees or large
tree branches may fall due to these strong winds.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of between
30 and 40 mph are expected, or wind gusts of between 40 and
58 mph. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially
for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.

&&

$$

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