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  • Fire Weather Watch for Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham County, Arizona
  • Fire Weather Watch issued March 25 at 2:21AM MST until March 26 at 6:00PM MST by NWS
  • Effective: Friday, March 25, 2016 at 2:21 a.m.
  • Expires: Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 6 p.m.
  • ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT SATURDAY AFTERNOON FOR STRONG
    WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR FIRE
    WEATHER ZONE 152 AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF ZONE 153...
    * AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 152 AND THE SOUTHERN HALF OF
    ZONE 153. THE WATCH DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ALPINE DISTRICT OF
    ZONE 153.
    * TIMING...12 PM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY EVENING.
    * WINDS...WESTERLY TO NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE DURING THE
    LATE MORNING AND PEAK DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS. EXPECT WIND
    SPEEDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH POSSIBLE...
    ESPECIALLY THROUGH THE GILA RIVER VALLEY NEAR SAFFORD.
    * RELATIVE HUMIDITY...DAYTIME MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
    DECREASE THROUGHOUT THE MORNING. EXPECT VALUES AROUND 5 TO 10
    PCT IN THE VALLEYS AND AROUND 10 TO 15 PCT IN THE HIGHER
    ELEVATIONS DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.
    * IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP OR ARE ONGOING WILL HAVE THE
    POTENTIAL TO SPREAD RAPIDLY...ESPECIALLY IN AREAS WITH A HEAVY
    DEAD GRASS LOAD.
    * FOR A DETAILED VIEW OF THE HAZARD AREA...VISIT
    WEATHER.GOV/TUCSON AND CLICK ON THE DETAILED HAZARDS TAB.