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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Winter weather advisory

Kevin got up at 4am to go on the backporch to look at the rain. Although it's quite cooler this morning, this precipitation is much wanted. At least for a few days we are spared wildfires.

I just hope all my plants survive these winds. I always loose some of the young corn or saplings in these high winds. The only people who are hurting right now are those drug smugglers caught overnight in the mountains and the people whose homes were charred in TX and OK. We had tornadoes strike down in AR. KY, TN yesterday within a 24-hour period.

This storm will make me stay inside and start my first report.


Weather service: Rain and snow possible on Saturday
Published: Saturday, April 11, 2009 2:14 AM MST

SIERRA VISTA — Cochise County and Southern Arizona were under a red flag warning and could see rain or snow on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

The weather service issued a red flag warning and wind advisory for the county and much of Southeastern Arizona. Both warnings were in effect until 8 p.m. on Friday.

A red flag warning is when high winds and low relative humidity levels are forecast, causing a high fire danger. At 2:55 p.m., a wind speed of 31 mph and a gust of 43 mph were measured at Libby Army Airfield on Fort Huachuca, according to the weather service.

For areas above 6,000 feet, a winter weather advisory is in effect between midnight on Friday and 8 p.m. on Saturday.

The weather service is forecasting a storm moving into the area on Friday night and being in the area today. Rain is possible, as is snow for the Bisbee and Sierra Vista areas.The weather service says snow levels could drop to 4,500 feet on Saturday morning, with 1 to 4 inches possible above 6,000 feet.

Winds on Saturday are expected to be between 18 and 21 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. The storm is expected to move out of the area on Sunday, and warmer temperatures are forecast, the weather service said.

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