Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Thursday, 07 Dec 2017, 3:08 PM MST
Expires At: Thursday, 07 Dec 2017, 4:15 PM MST

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service phoenix az 308 pm mst thu dec 7 2017 yuma/martinez lake and vicinity/lower colorado river valley az- central deserts- southern gila county/tonto national forest foothills- lower colorado river valley ca- imperial county and eastern riverside county- 308 pm mst thu dec 7 2017 /208 pm pst thu dec 7 2017/ ...red flag warning remains in effect until 4 pm mst /3 pm pst/ this afternoon for strong winds, low relative humidity and high fire danger for much of south-central arizona and southeast california... * affected area...yuma/martinez lake and vicinity/lower colorado river valley az, central deserts, southern gila county/tonto national forest foothills, lower colorado river valley ca and imperial county and eastern riverside county. * winds...north 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. * timing...now through 4 pm mst / 3 pm pst this afternoon. * relative humidity...as low as 5 percent. * impacts...fuels are dry and fire danger is high. these conditions combined with low relative humidity and strong winds will lead to widespread hazardous fire weather conditions. precautionary/preparedness actions... please advise the appropriate officials and fire crews in the field of this red flag warning.