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Fire, freeze watches in effect Monday for Kingman

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Kingman area from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. (Miner file photo)

The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the Kingman area from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26. (Miner file photo)

KINGMAN – A fire weather watch, a freeze watch and a chance of rain or snow are in the forecast for the Kingman area.

According to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas, the fire weather watch will be in effect from 5 a.m. through 9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26.

The forecast calls for low relative humidity of 5-15% on Monday afteroon, and high winds that will increase throughout the night on Sunday and peak on Monday. North winds of 20-30 mph are forecast, with gusts of 35-45 mph.

The winds, coupled with dry conditions due to sparse rain and ample fuel in the forests, increases the wildfire danger.

“Any fire that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended,” NWS wrote on its website.

The fire weather watch on Monday will be followed by a freeze watch on Monday night and Tuesday morning, when the low temperatures is expected to dip to 34 degrees.

The warning applies to Arizona’s northwest deserts to include Kingman, Yucca Valley and Oatman.

“Frost and freeze conditions could kills crops and other sensitive vegetation, and possibly damaged unprotected outdoor plumbing,” NWS wrote in its freeze watch announcement.

Outdoor water pipes should be wrapped, drained or allowed to drip slowly to prevent freezing and bursting, and in-ground sprinkler system should be drained, the weather service advised.

There’s also a 30% chance of precipitation Sunday night into Monday. There’s a chance of rain showers before 4 a.m. on Monday, then a chance of rain or snow showers through 11 a.m. Little or no accumulation of snow is anticipated, NWS meteorologists predict.

There’s a slight chance of showers after 11 a.m. on Monday, and 20% chance of rain or snow showers after 11 p.m. on Monday.

Temperatures will be below average during the forecast period, with highs of 75 degrees on Sunday, Oct. 25; 55 degrees on Monday and 64 degrees on Tuesday. Temperatures will rebound into the mid- and high-70s later in the week. Overnight laws will be in the 30s and low 40s.

Information provided by the National Weather Service

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