National Weather Service issues Red Flag Warning

Jon Johnson File Photo: Windy conditions have created a hazy landscape like seen in this picture, while smoke from a wildfire near Sierra Vista likely headed eastward.

No burn day

Staff Reports

GRAHAM AND GREENLEE COUNTIES – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Red Flag Warning for areas including parts of Graham and Greenlee counties that will be in effect until Tuesday evening. 

The NWS predicts possible wind gusts of around 35 mph with a relative humidity of 7 to 13 percent. 

The combined attributes help create a Red Flag Warning advising that there are critical fire conditions in the area. Strong winds in low humidity with dry vegetation create a potential for erratic fire growth.