Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
416 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT TODAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS IN MUCH OF EASTERN UTAH
AND WEST-CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST COLORADO INCLUDING COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 292 AND UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 486,
487, 490 AND 491...

.A trough moving through the area will cause west winds to
increase this afternoon and evening. Relative humidities will
remain critically low, with a high Haines index and above normal
temperatures, combining with the stronger winds to produce
critical fire weather conditions. Wildfires could start easily and
grow rapidly, becoming difficult to control.

COZ203-207-290-292-UTZ486-487-490-491-222130-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0012.170622T1800Z-170623T0400Z/
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-North Fork Forecast Area-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Book Cliffs-Colorado River Basin-
Southeast Utah-
416 AM MDT Thu Jun 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 292 AND UTAH FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area. In
  Utah, Fire Weather Zone 486 Eastern Uinta Basin, Fire Weather
  Zone 487 Book Cliffs, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River
  Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...West 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires
  which could be difficult to impossible 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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