Hazardous Weather Outlook
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HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
535 AM MDT FRI AUG 21 2015

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LOWER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-CENTRAL YAMPA RIVER BASIN-
ROAN AND TAVAPUTS PLATEAUS-ELKHEAD AND PARK MOUNTAINS-
UPPER YAMPA RIVER BASIN-GRAND VALLEY-DEBEQUE TO SILT CORRIDOR-
CENTRAL COLORADO RIVER BASIN-GRAND AND BATTLEMENT MESAS-
GORE AND ELK MOUNTAINS/CENTRAL MOUNTAIN VALLEYS-
CENTRAL GUNNISON AND UNCOMPAHGRE RIVER BASIN-
WEST ELK AND SAWATCH MOUNTAINS-FLATTOPS-
UPPER GUNNISON RIVER VALLEY-UNCOMPAHGRE PLATEAU AND DALLAS DIVIDE-
NORTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-SOUTHWEST SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS-
PARADOX VALLEY/LOWER DOLORES RIVER-
FOUR CORNERS/UPPER DOLORES RIVER-ANIMAS RIVER BASIN-
SAN JUAN RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-EASTERN UINTA MOUNTAINS-
EASTERN UINTA BASIN-TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-ARCHES/GRAND FLAT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-CANYONLANDS/NATURAL BRIDGES-
535 AM MDT FRI AUG 21 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR EASTERN UTAH AND WESTERN
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL EXIST THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING ACROSS A GOOD PORTION OF NORTHWEST COLORADO. THE
COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS TO 30 MPH...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
FUELS ACCOUNT FOR THE RED FLAG WARNING THIS AFTERNOON FOR PARTS OF
NORTHWEST COLORADO.

AREAS OF SMOKE AND HAZE WILL ALSO REMAIN TRAPPED ACROSS THE
REGION...REDUCING VISIBILITY TO BELOW 10 MILES AT TIMES.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS
THIS AFTERNOON...ALONG WITH CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...SATURDAY THROUGH THURSDAY

A SLIGHT INCREASE IN THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY WILL BE POSSIBLE OVER
THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS THROUGH THE WEEKEND. A STRONGER
PUSH OF MOISTURE RETURNS EARLY NEXT WEEK AND SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY APPEARS TO BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD BY NEXT
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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