Apache County Health and Emergency Preparedness Department Conducting Call Center Exercise

The Apache County Health Department will be conducting a Call Center exercise today 4/29/16, from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM. The 311 hotline will be live during that time so no recorded messages will be available during that time period. The Ready Apache County notification system will also┬ábe included in the exercise for it’s functionality.

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RED FLAG – NO BURNING NOON to 7 PM and WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM

6:04 AM MJS
National Weather Service has issued a Reg Flag Warning from noon to 7PM due to high winds a relative low humidity.

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.

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
352 AM MST MON APR 25 2016

AZZ009-010-012-015-016-252200-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WI.Y.0009.160425T1600Z-160426T0300Z/
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD-CHINLE VALLEY-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY-
WESTERN MOGOLLON RIM-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KEAMS CANYON…KAIBITO…
CANYON DE CHELLY…CHINLE…KAYENTA…WUPATKI N.M….TUBA CITY…
FLAGSTAFF…WILLIAMS…MUNDS PARK…HEBER…HAPPY JACK…
FOREST LAKES
352 AM MST MON APR 25 2016

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MST THIS EVENING…

* TIMING…WINDS WILL RAPIDLY INCREASE AFTER SUNRISE TODAY WITH
THE STRONGEST WINDS EXPECTED FROM MID MORNING THROUGH THE EARLY
EVENING.

* WINDS…SUSTAINED SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
GUSTS FROM 45 TO 55 MPH.

* IMPACTS…AREAS OF BLOWING DUST AND STRONG WINDS WILL MAKE
DRIVING DIFFICULT ON AREA ROADWAYS…ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH…OR
GUSTS FROM 40 TO 57 MPH…ARE EXPECTED. CONSIDER SECURING LOOSE
BELONGINGS ON YOUR PROPERTY.

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WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT TODAY FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM MST

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
1147 PM MST FRI APR 22 2016

AZZ009>017-039-040-231800-
/O.CON.KFGZ.WI.Y.0008.160423T1700Z-160424T0200Z/
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-
BLACK MESA AREA-NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…KEAMS CANYON…KAIBITO…
CANYON DE CHELLY…CHINLE…KAYENTA…WINDOW ROCK…GANADO…
WUPATKI N.M….TUBA CITY…WINSLOW…HOLBROOK…SNOWFLAKE…
ST. JOHNS…SPRINGERVILLE…FLAGSTAFF…WILLIAMS…MUNDS PARK…
HEBER…HAPPY JACK…FOREST LAKES…SHOW LOW…GREER…PINETOP…
NAVAJO N.M….DILKON…KYKOTSMOVI
1147 PM MST FRI APR 22 2016

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM MST
SATURDAY…

* TIMING…WIND SPEEDS WILL INCREASE LATE SATURDAY MORNING AND
REMAIN GUSTY INTO THE EARLY EVENING HOURS. THE STRONGEST WIND
GUSTS ARE EXPECTED IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON…WITH SPEEDS
DECREASING FROM THE WEST LATER IN THE DAY.

* WINDS…SOUTHWEST WINDS BETWEEN 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM
35 TO 50 MPH ARE FORECAST IN THE ADVISORY AREA.

* IMPACTS…STRONG CROSSWINDS CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH…OR
GUSTS FROM 40 TO 57 MPH…ARE EXPECTED.

WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT…ESPECIALLY FOR
HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. CONSIDER SECURING LOOSE BELONGINGS ON YOUR
PROPERTY.

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