Black Mesa Area
Statement as of 2:59 AM MDT on March 17, 2014
... Wind Advisory now in effect from 11 am this morning to 9 PM
MST this evening...
* timing... winds will increase late Monday morning and become
strong and gusty through Monday evening.
* Winds... west to southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 50
* Impacts... areas of blowing dust are expected to develop in the
Chinle Valley of northeast Arizona. Blowing dust is also
possible in the Little Colorado River valley and Marble and
A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 to 39 mph... or
gusts from 40 to 57 mph... are expected.
Winds this strong can make driving difficult... especially for
high profile vehicles. Consider securing loose belongings on your
property. Additional weather information is on the web at
Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 3:14 AM MDT on March 17, 2014
... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
7 PM MST this evening for strong winds and low relative
* affected area... north central and northeast Arizona including
the Little Colorado River valley and the Navajo and hopi
nations. This does not include areas above 8000 feet elevation
where fuels are still moist.
* Timing... dry and windy conditions will develop late this morning
and continue through early evening.
* 20 foot winds... west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.
* Minimum relative humidity... as low as 7 percent.
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
Please notify field crews of this red flag warning.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:00 am MST on March 17, 2014
The National Weather Service (nws) has declared March 16 through
March 22 as flood safety awareness week. The National Weather
Service in Flagstaff will feature information about a different
flood topic each day during the awareness week.
Today's topic: flood safety - preparedness and awareness
Nearly every day... flooding happens somewhere in the United States
or its territories. Flooding can occur in any of the fifty states
or U.S. Territories at any time of the year. It causes more damage
in the United States than any other weather related event. On
average... floods cause eight billion dollars in damages and eighty
nine fatalities annually. Being prepared and knowing how to stay
safe will help you and your loved ones survive a flood.
knowing your flood risk is the best way to prepare for flooding.
Find out which flooding hazards impact your state at
www.Floodsafety.NOAA.Gov/map.Shtml. You can also find out if you
live in a flood plain by visiting our partners at fema at
https://MSC.Fema.Gov. There are many tips for what to do
before... during and after a flood on our newly redesigned flood
safety website at www.Floodsafety.NOAA.Gov.
find the latest forecasts and hazardous weather conditions at
weather.Gov and water.Weather.Gov. Forecasters in NWS offices work
around the clock to ensure watches... warnings and advisories are
issued to alert the public to hazardous conditions. The same
information is available on your Mobile device at
http://Mobile.Weather.Gov. Some smart phones are able to receive
Flash Flood Warning alerts via the wireless emergency alerts system.
Visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/com/weatherreadynation/Wea.Html for more
Another tool to alert you to hazardous conditions is NOAA all
hazards radio. This nationwide network of radio stations broadcasts
continuous weather... river and other emergency information direct
from NWS offices and emergency officials. For more
information... visit www.NWS.NOAA.Gov/NWR/
Stay safe during a flood by knowing your risk and where to get the
latest forecast and hazard information. Be a force of nature!
Join US tomorrow for information on the NWS turn around dont drown
- High Wind Advisory
A high wind advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 mph or greater are expected to occur for at least 1 hour. This advisory can also be issued if winds of 46 mph or greater are expected for any length of time.
- Fire Weather Advisory
A fire weather advisory is issued when dry conditions in the advisory area result in a situation where forest or brush fires are possible.
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