Severe Thunderstorm Warning South Central Navajo County Until 3:45 PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL GILA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ARIZONA…
SOUTH CENTRAL NAVAJO COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA…

* UNTIL 345 PM MST

* AT 312 PM MST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING LARGE HAIL UP TO PING PONG BALL SIZE AND
DESTRUCTIVE WINDS IN EXCESS OF 70 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED 10
MILES SOUTHWEST OF CARRIZO AND MOVING WEST AT 25 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
CIBECUE AND ROUTE 12 SOUTHEAST OF CIBECUE.

THIS INCLUDES HIGHWAY 60 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 302 AND 312.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS…
DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…TAKE COVER IN A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. HEAVY RAIN FLOODS ROADS QUICKLY. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

THIS IS A SUPERCELL THUNDERSTORM. DUE TO THE ROTATING NATURE OF THESE STORMS…THEY ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING ALL TYPES OF SEVERE WEATHER…
INCLUDING EXTREMELY LARGE HAIL…DESTRUCTIVE STRAIGHT LINE WINDS…
AND POSSIBLY TORNADOES. MOVE QUICKLY TO A SAFE SHELTER…PREFERABLY INTO A BASEMENT…OR AN INTERIOR ROOM SUCH AS A BATHROOM OR CLOSET.

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning – Central Apache County

BULLETIN – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
103 PM MST TUE JUN 30 2015

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR…
EAST CENTRAL APACHE COUNTY IN NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA…

* UNTIL 130 PM MST

* AT 102 PM MST…DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM
CAPABLE OF PRODUCING QUARTER SIZE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN EXCESS
OF 60 MPH. THIS STORM WAS LOCATED NEAR KINLICHEE CHAPTER HOUSE…OR
31 MILES SOUTHEAST OF CHINLE…AND MOVING SOUTHWEST AT 15 MPH.

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE…
BURNSIDE…KINLICHEE CHAPTER HOUSE…NAZLINI…HUBBELL TRADING POST
NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE…CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT…
GANADO AND SAWMILL.

THIS INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING HIGHWAYS…
STATE ROUTE 264 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 436 AND 466.
HIGHWAY 191 BETWEEN MILE MARKERS 404 AND 426.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE CAPABLE OF PRODUCING DAMAGING WIND GUSTS…
DESTRUCTIVE HAIL…DEADLY LIGHTING AND VERY HEAVY RAIN. FOR YOUR PROTECTION…TAKE COVER IN A STURDY BUILDING AND STAY AWAY FROM WINDOWS UNTIL THE STORM PASSES. HEAVY RAIN FLOODS ROADS QUICKLY. DO NOT DRIVE INTO AREAS WHERE WATER COVERS THE ROAD.

IF YOU ARE IN THE PATH OF THIS STORM…PREPARE IMMEDIATELY FOR LARGE HAIL AND DEADLY CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING. PEOPLE OUTSIDE SHOULD MOVE TO A SHELTER…PREFERABLY INSIDE A STRONG BUILDING AND AWAY FROM WINDOWS.

TORRENTIAL RAINFALL IS ALSO OCCURRING WITH THIS STORM…AND MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE THROUGH FLOODED ROADWAYS.

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Alder Fire East of Chevelon Canyon Update

6/30/15 10:20 am MJS
U.S. Forest Service
Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests
30 S Chiricahua Drive
Springerville, AZ 85938

Web: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
Twitter: @A_SNFs
www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf

News Release
Media Contact: Pamela Baltimore
928-245-8706

Springerville, Ariz., June 30, 2015, For Immediate Release — The Alder fire has experienced no significant change in fire behavior and burnout operations were successful as was the established fireline that is holding to the north. Yesterday some areas of the fire received small amounts of moisture. Management of the fire will continue as long as conditions meet fire managers’ objectives.
ALDER FIRE UPDATE
Start Date: June 25, 2015
Acres Treated: 320 acres

Location: East Chevelon Canyons, approximately 13 miles northwest of the community
of Forest Lakes and located in Coconino County, east of Forest Service Road (FSR) 34, and west of FSR 169 on Sand Point.

Behavior: Fire behavior continues to smolder and creep along the ground through
grass and brush.

Smoke: Smoke may be visible from Arizona State Highway 260 and as far north as I-40, near Winslow, AZ.

Weather Forecast: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms through the week.

Closures: There are no road closures due to this fire.
Today’s Management Actions: The fire will continue to be monitored and the dozer/hand line established to the north is holding.
Find online information for the Alder Fire on Inciweb at www.inciweb.nwcg.gov. Follow the forest on Facebook at www.facebook.com/apachesitgreavesnf and Twitter at (@A_SNFs). Photos will be available on the forest Flickr site at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/apachesitgreavesnf
Questions or concerns call the Black Mesa Ranger District at (928) 535-7300 (during regular business hours) or by calling 311 or 928-333-3412.Also, check out the ASNFs website at: www.fs.usda.gov/asnf
-USFS-

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