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Monday, March 5, 2012

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IMPERIAL COUNTY / EASTERN RIVERSIDE COUNTY

FIRE WEATHER WATCH

 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PHOENIX HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE  DANGER.
 WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.  
 AFFECTED AREA: THE LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY, THE SOUTH-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST DESERTS OF ARIZONA, THE TONTO NATIONAL FOREST FOOTHILLS AND PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN GILA COUNTY. 
 WINDS: SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 TIMING: STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED TO PEAK TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. 
 RELATIVE HUMIDITY: AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT. 
 IMPACTS: VEGETATIVE FUELS ARE DRY AND FIRE DANGER IS HIGH. THESE CONDITIONS COMBINED WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS WILL LEAD TO WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.
. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS:
Instruction:
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 231LOWER COLORADO RIVER VALLEY CA-
Affected Counties or parts of: Riverside, Imperial
Sent: 2012-03-04T13:15:39-08:00
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