The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that covers the entire Kaibab and Coconino national forests, as well as much of Coconino and Apache counties, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
Visitors to the Kaibab and Coconino national forests are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the affected area, including in developed campgrounds.
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. The campfire advisory remains in effect until the Red Flag Warning ends.
The Kaibab and Coconino national forests are committed to educating visitors about their role in helping prevent unwanted, human-caused fires. Avoiding having campfires on windy days is one way they can do that.
For detailed weather information including warnings issued by the National Weather Service, visit www.wrh.noaa.gov/fgz/