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Thursday, April 28, 2011

#NWS FIRE WEATHER WATCH - SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH

WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING.

WX:
WIND: FROM THE SOUTHWEST SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 35 TO NEAR 40 MPH.
HUMIDITY: BELOW 15 PERCENT...MOSTLY IN THE SINGLE DIGITS.

AFFECTED AREA:
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 230...231 AND 232 JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK...EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY AND IMPERIAL COUNTY INCLUDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY.
ARIZONA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 131...132 AND 133...ALL OF YUMA COUNTY AND LA PAZ COUNTY INCLUDING THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY...MARICOPA COUNTY...NORTHWEST AND NORTH- CENTRAL PINAL COUNTY...AND SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY.

IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

Area: ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 131YUMA/MARTINEZ LAKE AND VICINITY/LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY AZ-ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 132SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS-ARIZONA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 133SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY/TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS-CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 230JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK-CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 231LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-CALIFORNIA FIRE WEATHER ZONE 232IMPERIAL COUNTY AND EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY-

Affected Counties or parts of: Riverside, Imperial

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****REMINDER**** Every fire has the ability to be catastrophic. The wildland fire management environment has profoundly changed. Growing numbers of communities, across the nation, are experiencing longer fire seasons; more frequent, bigger, and more severe, fires are a real threat. Be careful with all campfires and equipment.
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