Jun 19, 2011 6:31 PM

Update on weather conditions near Monument Fire

SIERRA VISTA - Winds are providing a major challenge at the Monument Fire today.

News 4 Meteorologist Jeff Beamish says current sustained winds near Sierra Vista are over 25 mph. Fort Huachuca recorded a peak wind gust of 49 mph around 2:00 PM this afternoon.

Weather stations around the Sierra Vista area have been recording relative humidities around 10% all day, making for Red Flag conditions.

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect for all of southern Arizona until 8 PM this evening. Eastern Pima, southeast Pinal, Santa Cruz, Cochise, Graham & Greenlee Counties are also under a Wind Advisory until 7 PM this evening.

Stay with News 4 & for the very latest weather developments near the Monument Fire.

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