Monday’s Tucson Forecast: Elevated wildfire danger this afternoon

TODAY’S BEAMISH BLOGCAST

THE CLIFF NOTES

7DayForecast022216

Today – Sunny, breezy. 80°, W wind 15-30 MPH.

Tonight – Clear. 45°, S wind 5 MPH.

Tomorrow – Sunny. 74°, WNW wind 10-15 MPH.

FORECAST DISCUSSION

RFWCriteria

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for eastern Cochise, Graham and Greenlee Counties from 1 PM until 8 PM. This includes the towns of Douglas, Willcox, Safford & Clifton.

Gusty west winds up to 30 MPH whip up today. These winds combined with low relative humidity equates to a high fire danger east of Tucson. Outdoor burning is not recommended in the Red Flag Warning area.

For the 15th straight day, Tucson peaks in the low 80s this afternoon. The cold front responsible for today’s winds will snap the long streak of 80s tomorrow. Tuesday’s forecast high of 74° runs 3-5° above average.

High pressure expands into the state by Wednesday, bringing another round of gusty winds. Daytime highs return to the low 80s Thursday through the upcoming weekend.

SKY CANDY OF THE DAY

Critchley 022216

Fierce Friday finale, captured by Seth Critchley on A Mountain. Click here to see Seth’s incredible sunset time-lapse.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s