Wind Advisory Monday 4/16/2018

Wind Advisory MONDAY 11 AM to 11 PM

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ005-010-018-037-038-160515- /O.EXT.KFGZ.WI.Y.0019.180416T1800Z-180417T0600Z/ Marble and Glen Canyons-Chinle Valley-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins-Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Canyon De Chelly, Chinle, Kayenta, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Cordes Junction, Bagdad, and Sedona 206 PM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 ..


WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 11 PM MST MONDAY… * TIMING…Southwest winds will develop Monday morning and strengthen through the afternoon hours. Winds are expected to decrease late Monday evening. * WINDS…Southwest 20 to 30 mph, with gusts from 40 to 50 mph. * IMPACTS…Cross winds could cause difficult travel on area roadways.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… 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 .



Red Flag Warning  MONDAY

URGENT – FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018 AZZ104>118-137>140-161500- /O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0006.180416T1600Z-180417T0500Z/ Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)- Marble and Glen Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 105)- Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)- Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)- Yavapai County Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 108)- Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone 109)-Chinle Valley (Fire Weather Zone 110)- Chuska Mountains and Defiance Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 111)- Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County (Fire Weather Zone 112)- Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County (Fire Weather Zone 113)- Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County (Fire Weather Zone 114)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)- Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)- White Mountains (Fire Weather Zone 117)- Northern Gila County (Fire Weather Zone 118)- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins (Fire Weather Zone 137)- Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons (Fire Weather Zone 138)- Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)- Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone 140)- 1023 AM MST Sun Apr 15 2018


…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 10 PM MST MONDAY FOR MUCH OF NORTHERN ARIZONA… * AFFECTED AREA…Apache…Coconino…Northern Gila…Navajo… and Yavapai Counties. * WINDS…Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…As low as 7 percent. * 20 FOOT WIND…Southwest 20 to 30 MPH with gusts 40 to 50 MPH possible. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY..6 to 12 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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Copper Canyon Fire & Medical having Busy Monsoon Season

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Busy During Monsoon Weather
6 Rollovers & a Residential Fire
The past two days were very busy for Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, which ran a total of 38 calls within 48 hours. Most notable calls were a residential fire where a patient was successfully rescued and the fire was contained to the room of origin . In addition 10 motor vehicle accidents; six of the accidents were rollovers. These were due to a storm cell that sat above I-17.  All patients received treatment and/ or transport to the nearest available medical facility. Copper Canyon Fire did not do this alone they receive support from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, ADOT and the Department of Public Safety. Please remember if you are driving in adverse conditions to drive with care and always wear your seatbelt.
Dale Dunns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Excessive Heat Warning 6/15/2017


As temperatures across the state of Arizona are expected to reach record levels this weekend Yavapai County Emergency Management and Yavapai County Community Health Services would like to remind residents to take the necessary precautions to prevent serious health effects such as heat exhaustion and other heat related injuries or medical complications.

In response to an excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service,

The Salvation Army’s Verde Valley/Cottonwood staff will be activating a heat relief station at the Cottonwood Recreation Center where people in need can go for cooling and hydration June 17

th through June 21

st, 2017.
Cottonwood Recreation Center
150 S. 6th St.
Cottonwood, AZ -86326
Tel. (928) 639.3200
As needed the Copper Canyon Fire and Medical will have water available at the following fire stations:
Camp Verde Station at 494 S Main St, Camp Verde, AZ 86322 and  Montezuma Rimrock Station 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd, Rimrock, AZ 86335
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ

318 AM MST Wed Jun 14 2017

Marble and Glen Canyons-Grand Canyon Country-Northern Gila County- Yavapai County Valleys and Basins- Including the cities of Page, Lees Ferry, Grand Canyon Village, Supai, North Rim, Payson, Strawberry, Young, Cottonwood, Camp Verde

,Cordes Junction and Bagdad.

* AFFECTED AREA…Elevations below 5000 feet for the Grand Canyon, Marble and Glen Canyons, Yavapai County valleys and basins, and northern Gila County.
* TEMPERATURE…105 TO 115 degrees.
* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures will significantly increase the potential for heat related illness. Those without access to adequate air conditioning and hydration will be most at risk. More weather updates at:
Please remember NEVER leave children or pets alone in closed vehicles. It is best to leave your pets at home if you cannot take them in with you. Even in cool temperatures, cars can heat up to dangerous temperatures very quickly. Even with the windows cracked open, interior temperatures can rise almost 20 degrees Fahrenheit above outside temperatures within the first 10 minutes. Anyone left inside is at risk for serious heat-related illnesses or even death. Children who are left unattended in parked cars are at greatest risk for heat stroke, and possibly death.
When traveling with children, remember to do the following:
o   Never leave infants, children or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open. To remind yourself that a child is in the car, keep a stuffed animal in the car seat. When the child is buckled in, place the stuffed animal in the front with the driver.
o   When leaving your car, check to be sure everyone is out of the car. Do not overlook any children who have fallen asleep in the car.
Check on family, friends, and neighbors who do not have air conditioning and who spend much of their time alone.
Additional information is attached as well as additional sites with great preparedness information listed below.
Arizona Department of Health Services
National Weather Service
Salvation Army in Phoenix
Marcie Slay
Yavapai County Emergency Management

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with Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office at:
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Upper Beaver Creek Burn Planned

Upper Beaver Creek Burn
Possible Smoke in Verde Valley
Update 2017-05-01: Upper Beaver Creek (UBC) burns this week
Incident: Spring 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Upcoming & Current Prescribed Burns
The following prescribed burns have been scheduled on the Coconino National Forest. Fire managers may need to reschedule or cancel burns based on weather and conditions. Additional prescribed burn information will be added to this list as it becomes available.
Flagstaff Ranger District
A-1: 500 acres planned for the week of May 1, likely mid-week depending on the water. A-1 Mountain area near Braken Ranch Subdivision. Smoke may settle into Belemont and Baderville.
Mogollon Rim Ranger District
UBC – Upper Beaver Creek Project (Hollingshead Mountain): Weather permitting, an additional 1,000 acres are planned for the week of May 1, continuing from last week’s burns totaling around 2,300 acres. 3,500 acres total are planned, six miles south of the Happy Jack Work Station, near Hollingshead Mountain, FRs 83 and 83A. Smoke is predicted to disperse northeast, potentially impacting Lake Mary Road. Smoke will be visible from Lake Mary Road and I-17. Cooling temperatures in the evenings may cause smoke to settle and drain down nearby canyons, potentially West Clear Creek and the Verde Valley.