Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
238 AM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR The Lower Colorado River,
Southwest Colorado and Paradox Valley areas. FIRE WEATHER ZONES
203, 207 AND 290...

.Southwesterly winds will increase on Sunday ahead of an
approaching storm system. These gusty southwesterly winds will
help to increase surface temperatures and reduce relative humidity
values in areas where dry fuels exist, heightening the risk of
extreme fire behavior.

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Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
238 AM MDT Sat Apr 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR The Lower Colorado River,
Southwest Colorado and Paradox Valley areas. FIRE WEATHER ZONES
203, 207 AND 290...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 1 PM to 8 PM MDT Sunday.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley
  Forecast Area.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions may develop Sunday
  afternoon and evening. Low relative humidity and strong winds
  combined with dry fuels could cause existing or new fires to
  be 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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