Sycamore Fire Update

7/29/14 @ 10:44 AM

The Sycamore Fire  has increased to approximately 3500 acres. The fire is burning on the forest floor and what is dead and down. The fire is moving south, staying on the ground with no crowning at this time. Monitoring continues with daily aerial flights of the Sycamore Fire located near Bear Valley (Township  N, Range 31 E, Section 15) within the Blue Primitive Area.  The fire is located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests’ (ASNFs) Clifton Ranger District.

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Lightning Strike Fires

7/28/14 – Lightning has caused a couple more fires to start in the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest. The first is the Alcatraz fire just south of Bear Canyon Lake that is controlled at 1 acre. The second is the Scotts Point Fire which is approximately 4 acres. It is located off of Forest Service Road 139 and 300 on the boundary between Lakeside and Black Mesa Ranger districts. Smoke may be visible in Claysprings area.

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Scattered Thunderstorms Possible for This Afternoon

7/28/14 7:38 AM
KAIBAB PLATEAU-MARBLE AND GLEN CANYONS-GRAND CANYON COUNTRY- COCONINO PLATEAU-YAVAPAI COUNTY MOUNTAINS- NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY- CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY- LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY- WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-WHITE MOUNTAINS- NORTHERN GILA COUNTY-YAVAPAI COUNTY VALLEYS AND BASINS- OAK CREEK AND SYCAMORE CANYONS-BLACK MESA AREA- NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
350 AM MST MON JUL 28 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR APACHE…COCONINO…
NORTHERN GILA…NAVAJO…AND YAVAPAI COUNTIES IN NORTHERN ARIZONA.

DAY ONE…TODAY AND TONIGHT

DEEP…MOIST…AND UNSTABLE SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER ACTIVE DAY ACROSS NORTHERN ARIZONA WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
THOUGH HEAVY RAINFALL IS A THREAT FROM ANY OF THESE STORMS…THE BEST POTENTIAL FOR EXCESSIVE RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING WILL BE ACROSS NORTHWESTERN ARIZONA WHERE A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS EVENING. PLEASE SEE PHXFFAFGZ FOR DETAILS. OTHER STORM THREATS TODAY INCLUDE CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING…HAIL…AND OUTFLOW WIND GUSTS. STORMS SHOULD DECREASE AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.

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