Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
320 PM MDT WED APR 9 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 7500 FEET...AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290
BELOW 9000 FEET...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...HAINES INDEX OF 6...AND DRY
FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 7500 FEET...AND
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 BELOW 9000 FEET...

.GUSTY WINDS HAVE DEVELOPED ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AS A
DISTURBANCE PASSES ALONG THE U.S./CANADA BORDER. GUST WINDS WILL
AGAIN DEVELOP THURSDAY AFTERNOON AS A WEAK COLD FRONT STRETCHES
ACROSS NORTHWEST COLORADO. THESE GUSTY WINDS WILL COMBINE WITH LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACROSS PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST COLORADO WHERE FUELS ARE
DRY.

COZ207-290-100930-
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/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0003.140410T1900Z-140411T0100Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-140410T0100Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-
320 PM MDT WED APR 9 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 207 BELOW 7500 FEET AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 BELOW 9000
FEET...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...HAINES INDEX OF 6...AND DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207 BELOW 7500 FEET AND 290 BELOW 9000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY. THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 DURANGO
  FORECAST AREA BELOW 7500 FEET...AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290
  PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA BELOW 9000 FEET.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH AFTERNOON GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 TO 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BECOME FAVORABLE FOR RAPID FIRE
  SPREAD AND AN INCREASED CHANCE OF ESCAPE. AGRICULTURAL AND
  OTHER BURNS SHOULD BE POSTPONED.

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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND AFFECTED FIELD
PERSONNEL OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

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FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT (ALL LOWER CASE)



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