Red Flag Fire Warning in effect for July 3-4 in Kingman area
KINGMAN – Be careful, Kingman.
The National Weather Service Office in Las Vegas has issued a red flag fire warning for the Kingman area for the rest of the Fourth of July holiday.
Low humidity coupled with high temperatures, brisk winds and abundant fuel make conditions ripe for extreme fire behavior if a wildfire breaks out.
Minimum afternoon relative humidity readings should fall between 5% and 15%, with high temperatures forecast at 96 degrees on Sunday, July 3, and 93 degrees on Monday, July 4. South-southwest winds of 21 mph to 26 mph are anticipated for Sunday afternoon, with gusts as high as 39 mph. The wind will lessen slightly on Independence Day with steady winds of 18 mph to 23 mph and gusts as high as 34 mph.
NWS said fire conditions will worsen each afternoon before dissipating somewhat in the evening.
NWS cautioned that any fires that develop will spread rapidly. The agency said that open fires and personal fireworks – both of which are indefinitely prohibited in both the City of Kingman and Mohave County due to the high fire risk – are not recommended.
It will be slightly cooler overnight with lows in the high 60s during the forecast period.
The forecast applies to all of northwestern Arizona and southern Nevada.