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RED FLAG WARNING (critical fire weather conditions)
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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.
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