A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team has been working to assess the condition of the watersheds that were burned in the Woodbury Fire. The BAER program is designed to identify and manage potential risks to resources on National Forest System lands and reduce these threats through appropriate emergency measures to protect human life and safety, property, and critical natural or cultural resources.
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.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for Northern Arizona due to incoming snowstorms impacting the region.
The NWS is predicting a series of storms starting Thursday for elevations above 5500 feet. The series could bring over two feet of snow and continue until Monday evening with the most severe parts of the storm coming Friday night through Saturday.
The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for today for northern Arizona including portions of the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, to include Show Low, Pinetop/Lakeside, Greer, Nutrioso, and Alpine, due to strong winds and low relative humidity. This Red Flag Warning is in effect today from 12:00 noon. to 8:00 p.m. MST.
On a Red Flag day, the following restrictions go into effect during the advisory hours:
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. that covers the Kaibab National Forest, as well as most of northern Arizona, due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
Visitors to the Kaibab National Forest are advised to refrain from having a campfire when Red Flag Warning conditions exist. This advisory covers all campfires across the districts, including in developed campgrounds.
The National Weather Service offices from Phoenix and Tucson have issued briefing related to the high potential of wet weather heading into Pinal County beginning on Friday afternoon.
The Board of Supervisors are urging residents to take care when driving in these conditions. If you see a flooded roadway, please obey all traffic warning signs and turn around. If you are caught in a dust storm, please remember: "Pull Aside, Stay Alive."
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch today through midnight. Visit www.weather.gov.
An upper low will move through Arizona and southern California today and Sunday leading to more numerous thunderstorms and elevated potential for flash flooding across the higher terrain and lower deserts.