Wildfire weather information

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PHOENIX – The biggest story in the state right now is the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona.

Threatening the communities of Alpine, Nutrioso, Greer, Eagar and Springerville just to name a few, this fire has rapidly expanded and, as of 6 p.m. Monday, is still very much out of control.

Firefighters are totally defensive trying to save structures and, when possible, put in some fire lines but the weather hasn’t been cooperating.

We’d like to share a few of our resources from the 3TV Forecasters.  First, we have two webcams in the area, at Greer and Springerville.

http://weather.weatherbug.com/AZ/Greer-weather/weather-cams/local-cams.html?zcode=z6286&zip=85927

http://weather.weatherbug.com/AZ/Greer-weather/weather-cams/local-cams.html?zcode=z6286&camera_id=SPRVH

You’ll also be able to see weather conditions and forecasts there. WeatherBug is our partner in Arizona.

The other website that’s getting updated frequently is http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2262/

That has the latest “official” information from the fire lines. The forecast for Monday night is for rather breezy conditions. The winds are not expected to lie down until after midnight.

Tomorrow, winds out of the southwest at 15 to 20, gusting to 30 miles-per-hour are expected. That would be less than today and that would be good news for everyone fighting the fire or in harm’s way.

You can get the latest from our reports in the high country at www.azfamily.com.