Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
942 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY FOR
LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD FOR WESTERN COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 200...201...202...203...205...207...290...291...
292...293...294...295... AND FOR EASTERN UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES
486...487...490 AND 491...

.MOISTURE WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH TONIGHT LEADING TO THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD. DRY LIGHTNING
FROM DEVELOPING STORMS IS THE MAIN CONCERN AS WELL AS ERRATIC
THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW WINDS. THUNDERSTORMS WILL INITIALLY BE DRY
WITH INCREASING CHANCES OF WETTING RAIN BY LATE MONDAY EVENING.

COZ203-205-207-290>295-UTZ487-490-491-181200-
/O.CAN.KGJT.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-160718T0600Z/
/O.UPG.KGJT.FW.A.0016.160718T1800Z-160719T0400Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0019.160718T1600Z-160719T0400Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER-COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS-
SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA-
PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-NORTHERN SAN JUAN FORECAST AREA-
NORTH FORK FORECAST AREA-GUNNISON BASIN FORECAST AREA-
SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER WEST FORECAST AREA-
SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER EAST FORECAST AREA-BOOK CLIFFS-
COLORADO RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-
942 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY FOR
LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
203...205...207...290...291...292...293...294...295...487...490
AND 491...

...RED FLAG WARNING WHICH WAS IN EFFECT TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...205...207...290...291...292...
293...294...295...487...490 AND 491...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD... WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER
WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT. THE RED FLAG WARNING WHICH WAS IN
EFFECT FOR TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 LOWER
  COLORADO RIVER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 205 COLORADO RIVER
  HEADWATERS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER
  FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST
  AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 291 NORTHERN SAN JUAN FORECAST AREA...
   FIRE WEATHER ZONE 292 NORTH FORK FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 293 GUNNISON BASIN FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 294
  SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER WEST FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 295 SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER EAST FORECAST AREA. IN
  UTAH... FIRE WEATHER ZONE 487 BOOK CLIFFS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  490 COLORADO RIVER BASIN AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 491 SOUTHEAST
  UTAH.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 35 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS. 35 TO 50 PERCENT IN
  THE MOUNTAINS.

* MONDAY...WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WITH DRY LIGHTNING.
  ERRATIC OUTFLOW WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AND NEAR ANY
  THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS AND OUTFLOW
  WINDS MAY CAUSE CONTROL PROBLEMS ON ANY FIRES IN THE VICINITY OF
  THUNDERSTORMS.

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.

&&

$$

COZ200-202-181200-
/O.CAN.KGJT.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-160718T0600Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0019.160718T1600Z-160719T0400Z/
LITTLE SNAKE FORECAST AREA-WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA-
942 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY FOR
LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
200 AND 202...

...RED FLAG WARNING WHICH WAS IN EFFECT TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 200 AND 202...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD... WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY. THE RED FLAG WARNING
THAT WAS IN EFFECT TODAY HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 200 LITTLE
  SNAKE FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 202 WHITE RIVER
  FORECAST AREA.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 40 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS AND OUTFLOW
  WINDS MAY CAUSE CONTROL PROBLEMS ON ANY FIRES IN THE VICINITY OF
  THUNDERSTORMS.

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.

&&

$$

COZ201-UTZ486-181200-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0019.160718T1600Z-160719T0400Z/
ROUTT FORECAST AREA-EASTERN UINTA BASIN-
942 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY FOR
LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
201 AND 486...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD... WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT MONDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 201 ROUTT
  FORECAST AREA. IN UTAH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 486 EASTERN UINTA
  BASIN.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...20 TO 40 PERCENT.

* MONDAY...WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WITH DRY LIGHTNING.
  ERRATIC OUTFLOW WIND GUSTS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AND NEAR ANY
  THUNDERSTORMS WHICH DEVELOP THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS AND OUTFLOW
  WINDS MAY CAUSE CONTROL PROBLEMS ON ANY FIRES IN THE VICINITY OF
  THUNDERSTORMS.

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.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT


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