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FLOOD ADVISORY

FLOOD ADVISORY

The storms just to the north and southeast of Chino Valley have come up in intensity a bit (12:20 pm). Could be some minor flooding issues.

1223 PM MST THU OCT 29 2015

...THE FLOOD ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 215 PM MST FOR WEST CENTRAL YAVAPAI COUNTY...

AT 1220 PM MST...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO THUNDERSTORMS...NOW ESPECIALLY NEAR CHINO VALLEY. THIS MAY CAUSE MINOR FLOODING IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

SOME LOCATIONS THAT MAY EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...CHINO VALLEY AND WILLIAMSON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

EXCESSIVE RUNOFF FROM HEAVY RAINFALL MAY CAUSE FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS...AS WELL AS FARM AND COUNTRY ROADS. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO TRAVEL ACROSS FLOODED ROADS. FIND ALTERNATE ROUTES.
STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE

STRONG THUNDERSTORM 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE


NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
735 AM MST TUE OCT 20 2015

AZZ008-016-018-037-201500-
EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS-NORTHERN GILA COUNTY- 735 AM MST TUE OCT 20 2015

...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WILL AFFECT NORTHWESTERN GILA...EASTERN YAVAPAI AND SOUTHERN COCONINO COUNTIES...

AT 734 AM MST...A STRONG THUNDERSTORM WAS 8 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CAMP VERDE...MOVING NORTH AT 25 MPH.

WIND GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH AND DIME SIZE HAIL ARE POSSIBLE WITH THIS STORM AS IT CROSS HIGHWAY 260.

LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE...
LAKE MONTEZUMA...MONTEZUMA WELL...MONTEZUMA CASTLE NATIONAL MONUMENT AND CLEAR CREEK CAMPGROUNDS.

THIS INCLUDES STATE ROUTE 260 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 224 AND 240.

THIS STORM MAY INTENSIFY...SO BE CERTAIN TO MONITOR LOCAL RADIO AND TV STATIONS...AS WELL AS LOCAL CABLE TV OUTLETS...FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND POSSIBLE WARNINGS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO NORTHERN ARIZONA THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHTTIME HOURS. RAINFALL WILL BE LOCALLY HEAVY AT TIMES WITH A
SLIGHT RISK FOR LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING.

SUNDAY AND MONDAY...A SECOND LOW WILL EXTEND THE WET PERIOD THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH GOOD CHANCES FOR RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS
THROUGH MONDAY.
Great Arizona ShakeOut -  October 15th at 10:15 a.m.

Great Arizona ShakeOut - October 15th at 10:15 a.m.

- Join Us Tomorrow -
Thursday October 15th at 10:15 a.m. for the Great Arizona ShakeOut.


Are you prepared? Practice where you work and live.
Within Yavapai County there are 4 normal faults that could produce moderate to severe quakes.
Earthquakes strike suddenly, without warning, and they can occur at any time of the year, day or night. Forty-five states and territories in the United States are at moderate to very high risk of earthquakes, and they are located in every region of the country.

Join Us - Thursday October 15th at 10:15 a.m. for the Great Arizona ShakeOut.
Register at: http://shakeout.org/arizona/
Additional information at:
https://ein.az.gov/emergency-information/emergency-bulletin/join-great-arizona-shakeout-1015-am-october-15-2015#

Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The ShakeOut is our opportunity to practice how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

At 10:15am on October 15th, please DROP, COVER, and HOLD ON, practice where you work and live.
It’s Too Late, When Told To Evacuate!

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)

RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions) REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR ALL OF NORTHERN ARIZONA...A potent dry cold front will move across the state today. This will bring strong winds, blowing dust, and critical fire weather conditions to northern Arizona. Winds will develop late this morning and increase throughout the day, peaking during the afternoon hours.

* AFFECTED AREA...All of northern and portions of central Arizona.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 14 percent.

* 20 FOOT WIND THURSDAY...South to Southwest 20 to 35 mph with gusts 40 to 65 mph.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire behavior.
Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Prescribed Burn Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th on the Verde Ranger District

Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District will begin implementation on the Burro Prescribed Burn beginning Tuesday, April 3rd through Wednesday, April 4th; pending favorable weather conditions. Fire Managers plan on using hand ignitions to burn 2,938 acres located approximately 4 miles south and west of the junction of I-17 and Highway 169 (T13N, R3E, S19).

Smoke will be visible in the immediate areas of the burn activity including HWY 169, County Road 168, I-17, portions of the General Crook Trail and the Community of Cherry. It is possible that there could be minor delays or stoppages of traffic as the burn progresses. In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).


The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Camp Verde Ranger District: (928) 567-4121
Prescribed Burn Planned in the Prescott Basin 11/14/2017 - 11/18/2017

Prescribed Burn Planned in the Prescott Basin 11/14/2017 - 11/18/2017

Fire managers on the Bradshaw Ranger District are planning to resume prescribed burning in the Prescott Basin Tuesday November 14th through Saturday November 18th. The decision to proceed will be dependent on favorable conditions, including fuel moisture levels, air quality, weather forecasts and available resources.

North Spruce RX – approximately 500 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast of Groom Creek (T13N, R2W, S24). Vegetation consists of Ponderosa Pine, pockets of chaparral and grass. Smoke could impact Senator Highway and Walker Road during the burn and evenings. With possible smoke impacts to Watershed Trail, trail users might look at alternate trails to enjoy next week.

No road closures are anticipated, but in the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (www.azdeq.gov).

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Bradshaw Ranger District: (928) 443-8000

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

Prescribed Burning Planned in the Prescott Basin

The Prescott National Forest, Bradshaw Ranger District is planning a series of prescribed burns around the Prescott Basin. As conditions allow, depending on short term and long term weather patterns, prescribed burn activities can occur anytime during the next six months. Low lying areas, including the City of Prescott and Prescott Valley are expected to have smoke impacts, especially during the night caused by night time inversions. Areas affected by smoke during the day will depend on the wind direction during prescribed burning implementation.

Bradshaw Ranger District Fire Management coordinates with several agencies in order to organize these burns and achieve the desired results. The current planned prescribed burns are being conducted to reduce hazardous fuels and maintain the natural interval of fire. Using low to moderate fire behavior, we can better protect communities, improve watersheds and wildlife habitat, and overall forest health.
North Spruce RX: First entry burn, 400 acres located 2 miles south of Prescott and 1 mile northeast of Groom Creek. Vegetation consists of Ponderosa pine, pockets of chaparral and grass. Estimated time for completion is 5 days. Smoke could impact Senator HWY and Walker road. Night time smoke impacts will occur within Groom Creek and the City of Prescott.

Iron-Skyline RX: First entry burn, 905 acres located 3 miles west of Prescott and north of Highland Pines. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 5 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Iron Springs RD and City of Prescott.
Ruins RX: First entry burn, 212 acres located 4 miles east of Prescott and along county road 57. Vegetation consists of masticated brush with pockets of Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 2 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Walker RD, HWY 69, City of Prescott, and Prescott Valley.
Loba RX: Maintenance burn, 568 acres location 1 mile south of Prescott and along the Senator HWY. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 3 days. Night time smoke impacts will occur to Senator HWY, City of Prescott, and Groom Creek.
Highland RX: First entry burn, 5 acres located 4 miles east of Prescott along county road 57. Vegetation consists of masticated brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 1 day. Night time smoke impacts could occur to Walker RD, HWY 69, and Prescott Valley.
Williams Peak: Maintenance burn, 503 acres located 3 miles west of Prescott and along forest road 373. Vegetation consists of brush and Ponderosa pine. Estimated time for completion is 2 days. Night time smoke impact could occur to the City of Prescott.

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:
• Prescott NF Forest Website: http://www.fs.usda.gov/prescott/
• Twitter: @PrescottNF
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrescottNF/
• Fire Information: (928) 925-1111
Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Fire Information: 623-428-9367
Email: Brooklyn.Complex.Info@gmail.com
Inciweb: http://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5336/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BLMArizona
Twitter: www.twitter.com/BLMAZFire
Videos: https://vimeo.com/pio365

Brooklyn Fire Daily Update: July 10, 2017 11 a.m.

Location: 6 miles NE of Black Canyon City, AZ
Start Date: July 7, 2017
Brooklyn Fire: 32,778 Acres, 0% Contained (change in acreage due to mapping)
Bull Fire: 3,500 Acres, 0% Contained
Cedar Fire: 679 Acres, 0% Contained
Cause: Lightning
Resources Assigned: 107
Vegetation: Brush and Grass

The Brooklyn Fire, located six miles north/northeast of Black Canyon City is currently burning on the Tonto National Forest and Agua Fria National Monument. The U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management are working with the Southwest Area Type 1 Incident Management Team 2 to manage the fire along with the Bull Fire and Cedar Fire.

The lightning caused fires that started on July 7 were highly impacted by strong, gusty and erratic winds from passing thunderstorms. The strong winds caused incident aircraft to be temporarily grounded and pushed the fire south and east. The Bull and Cedar Fires are located southeast of the Brooklyn Fire in remote areas of the Tonto National Forest with difficult access. These two fires are not threatening any structures and are being patrolled by firefighters.

Thunderstorm build up and outflow winds are the main concerns for operations today. Firefighters are working to keep the Brooklyn Fire east of the Agua Fria River and south of highway 269 and north of Black Canyon City. They will also be evaluating values at risk in the area and assessing structure protection needs. Resources are available for response to any new starts in the area.

There are currently no evacuations or closures to Interstate 17. A closure order is in effect for Agua Fria National Monument as well as road closures at the junction of Forest Road 24 and 41, Bloody Basin Road east of Interstate 17, Table Mesa Road east of Interstate 17, and the junction of Forest Service Road 68 and 677.

Remember Drones are not allowed in the area of wildfires. If you fly we can’t.
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