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Tubac Fire District
Monday March 21st, 2011 :: 06:13 a.m. MST
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NWS has issued a Red Flag warning for Santa Cruz County from 10am until 7pm. Winds of 15 to 30mph gusts to 50

From the National Weather Service in Tucson

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM MST THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...THE RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR
GREENLEE...GRAHAM...COCHISE...SOUTHEAST AND SOUTH CENTRAL PINAL...SANTA CRUZ...AND CENTRAL AND EASTERN PIMA COUNTIES.

* TIMING...WINDS WILL BECOME VERY STRONG AND GUSTY THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE THROUGH THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. DURING THIS PERIOD...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE BELOW 15 PERCENT.

* WINDS...SUSTAINED 20-FOOT SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 35 AND 50 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 5 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL COMBINE TO CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS OR FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR MUCH OF SOUTHEAST ARIZONA.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF TRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL REATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID AND ERRATIC FIRE GROWTH.

This is a very dangerous situation for our area and extreme caution needs to be taken with anything that could cause a fire. If you see smoke please call 911 imediatly. There will be another report on the Duje Fire later this morning

Address/Location
Tubac Fire District
2227 E. Frontage Rd
Tubac, AZ 85648

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 520-398-2255

Michael Lindsey
Tubac Fire District
mlindsey@tubacfire.org
520-398-2255

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