Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Wind Advisory
Issued: 5:35 PM MDT Apr. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Wind Advisory remains in effect until 7 PM MST this evening...

* timing... gusty southwest winds to continue through 7 PM MST
tonight.

* Winds... southwest 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 50 mph.

* Impacts... winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose
belongings on your property

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph... or
gusts from 40 to 57 mph... are expected. Additional weather
information is on the web at www.Weather.Gov/Flagstaff.




Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:33 AM MDT Apr. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
8 PM MST this evening for for strong winds and low relative
humidity...

* affected areas... most of northeast Arizona along and north of
the eastern Mogollon Rim.

* 20 foot wind... southwest winds increasing to 20 to 30 mph with
gusts 35 to 45 mph from late morning through this evening.

* Relative humidity... 8 to 15 percent.

* 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.

Please notify field crews of this red flag warning.



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Public Information Statement
Issued: 3:00 PM MDT Apr. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Highest wind gusts reported as of 3 p.M. Monday...

Location speed time/date
Concho 54 mph 1256 PM 04/24
St Johns Airport 52 mph 0109 PM 04/24
Springerville Municipal airp 51 mph 0915 am 04/24
Show Low 47 mph 0235 PM 04/24
Window Rock Airport 47 mph 0140 PM 04/24
Two Guns 46 mph 0127 PM 04/24
Lupton 46 mph 0115 PM 04/24
Heber-Overgaard 46 mph 0154 PM 04/24
Winslow Airport 45 mph 1225 PM 04/24
I-40 @ Pine Springs 45 mph 0102 PM 04/24
Petrified Forest 44 mph 0104 PM 04/24
I-40 @ Ash Fork hill 41 mph 1243 PM 04/24
Winslow 40 mph 0121 PM 04/24


Observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying
equipment and exposures. We thank all volunteer weather observers
for their dedication. Not all data listed are considered official.