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Arizona, Lower Colorado River Valley AZ

Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 2:06 AM PDT on April 21, 2014

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 22, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for strong winds... low relative humidity and very
high fire danger for the lower Colorado River valley and adjacent
areas of western Arizona...

The National Weather Service in Phoenix has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for strong winds... low relative humidity and very high fire
danger... which is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday
evening.

* Affected area... in Arizona... Yuma/Martinez Lake and
vicinity/lower Colorado River valley AZ and south-central and
southwest deserts. In California... lower Colorado River valley
CA.

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

* Timing... wind speeds will increase rapidly by mid afternoon Tuesday
with the strongest gusts and most critical conditions likely in the
late afternoon and early evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 8 percent.

* Impacts... fuels are dry and fire danger is very high. These
conditions... combined with low relative humidity and strong winds
may lead to widespread hazardous fire weather conditions.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

Please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.



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