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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 3:04 PM MDT on April 20, 2014

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Tuesday morning
through Tuesday evening for strong winds and low relative
humidity for fire weather zones 101... 102... 461... 462... 463...
464... 465 and 466...

* affected area... in Arizona... fire weather zone 101 Lake Mead
nra/Colorado River-AZ side and fire weather zone 102 northwest
deserts/northwest plateau. In Nevada... fire weather zone 461
Lincoln County/Ely dispatch... fire weather zone 462 Nye County
deserts/Las Vegas dispatch... fire weather zone 463 Sheep
Range... fire weather zone 464 Spring Mountains... fire weather
zone 465 Clark and SW Lincoln County deserts/Las Vegas
dispatch and fire weather zone 466 Lake Mead nra/Colorado
River-NV side.

* Timing... strong winds will develop across the area during the
late morning hours around the same time that relative
humidities begin to fall below 15 percent. Winds will peak
during the mid afternoon before decreasing Tuesday evening.

* Wind... widespread southwest winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts
of 35 to 50 mph are expected through Tuesday afternoon.
Locally higher winds with gusts near 60 mph will be possible
near exposed ridgetops and canyon openings.

* Humidity... minimum values of 6 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of gusty winds... low relative
humidity and dry fuels can create conditions that are
favorable for extreme fire behavior.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Please advise the appropriate fire weather
officials in the field of this Fire Weather Watch. Listen for
later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

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