Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
905 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY IN
SOUTHWEST COLORADO FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND
DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 290 AND 207...

.A cold front dropping south into Utah and Colorado on Thursday
will bring gusty winds to the region. Little to no precipitation
is expected across the Four Corners with this disturbance as
moisture increases across northern Utah and Colorado but remains
out of southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado. Critical fire
weather conditions are expected due to winds combining with low
relative humidity and dry fuels.

COZ207-290-251200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0009.170525T1800Z-170526T0100Z/
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
905 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
  Colorado Lower Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
  Valley Forecast Area.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fire starts or existing fires may become difficult
  to control.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.

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