Warnings issued for hazardous weather conditions in Arizona

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning due to critical fire spreading conditions.

The National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning due to critical fire spreading conditions.

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Hazardous weather conditions are expected across much of Arizona today.

A high wind warning for sustained winds up to 45 mph (72 kph) and gusts up to 65 mph (105 kph) was issued for much of eastern Arizona and a dust storm warning was issued for parts of northeastern Arizona, including Kayenta, Chinle and Page.

The dust storm warning says visibilities will drop to be low a quarter-mile.

A red flag warning of conditions of elevated fire risks has been issued across the state.

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