Buckeye/Avondale Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:34 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM MST
this evening for strong winds, low relative humidity and critical
fire danger for the central deserts of south-central Arizona,
southern Gila County and the Tonto National Forest foothills...

* affected area... central deserts and southern Gila County/Tonto
National Forest foothills.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... noon to 8 PM MST Thursday.

* Relative humidity... as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts... fuels are very dry and fire danger is critical.
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.