Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1212 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR
NORTHWEST COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200...202 AND FOR EASTERN
UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 487 AND 490...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT
TONIGHT FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME DRY...
AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD...FOR WESTERN COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203... 205...207...290...291...292...293...294 AND
295...AND FOR SOUTHEASTERN UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONE 491...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON MDT MONDAY UNTIL 10 PM
MONDAY EVENING FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME
DRY...AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD...FOR WESTERN COLORADO
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...205...207...290...291...292...293...294
AND 295...AND FOR EASTERN UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 487...490 AND
491...

.MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS THE AREA FROM SOUTH TO
NORTH TODAY LEADING TO THE POTENTIAL FOR THE FIRST THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD. DRY LIGHTNING FROM
DEVELOPING STORMS IS THE MAIN CONCERN. IN ADDITION...GUSTY
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL AGAIN DEVELOP OVER EAST-CENTRAL UTAH AND
NORTHWEST COLORADO IN THE AFTERNOON. ERRATIC THUNDERSTORM OUTFLOW
WINDS ARE LIKELY AREA-WIDE LATE IN DAY AND MAY PERSIST UNTIL
CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT. ANOTHER ROUND OF STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE MONDAY
AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

UTZ487-490-180600-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.A.0016.160718T1800Z-160719T0400Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-160718T0600Z/
BOOK CLIFFS-COLORADO RIVER BASIN-
1212 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 200...202...487 AND 490...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR FIRST THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS AFTER
A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 487 AND
490...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. A
RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN UTAH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 487 BOOK CLIFFS
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 490 COLORADO RIVER BASIN.

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

* HUMIDITY...8 TO 13 PERCENT.

* TODAY...SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH ARE
  EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING. IN ADDITION...VIRGA OR ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLY WITH DRY LIGHTNING...MAY FORM OVER THE
  HIGHER TERRAIN LATE THIS AFTERNOON OR EARLY EVENING. ANY
  CONVECTION THAT DEVELOPS WILL PRODUCE ERRATIC AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
  WINDS.

* MONDAY...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME DRY...ARE
  EXPECTED TO DEVELOP MONDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY
  EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE IN AND
  NEAR STORMS.

* IMPACTS...HOT...DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE NEW OR
  EXISTING FIRES TO GROW RAPIDLY BECOMING DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY CAUSE NEW FIRE STARTS AND OUTFLOW WINDS MAY
  CAUSE CONTROL PROBLEMS ON ANY FIRES THE STORM`S VICINITY.

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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

COZ203-205-207-290>295-UTZ491-180600-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.A.0016.160718T1800Z-160719T0400Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-160718T0600Z/
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-SOUTHEAST UTAH-
1212 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR FIRST THUNDERSTORMS AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203...205...207...290...291...292...293...
294...295 AND 491...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS AFTER A PROLONGED HOT AND DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203...205...207...290...291...292...293...294...295
AND 491...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS AFTER A PROLONGED DRY AND HOT PERIOD...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING. A RED FLAG
WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR FOR
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS AFTER A PROLONGED
HOT AND DRY PERIOD...

* 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 491 SOUTHEAST UTAH.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...11 TO 16 PERCENT.

* TODAY...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WITH DRY
  LIGHTNING POSSIBLE. ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS WILL BE POSSIBLE LATE
  THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING FROM ANY CONVECTION THAT
  DEVELOPS.

* MONDAY...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS...SOME WITH DRY
  LIGHTNING POSSIBLE. 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 THE STORM`S
  VICINITY.

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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

COZ200-202-180600-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0018.000000T0000Z-160718T0600Z/
LITTLE SNAKE FORECAST AREA-WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA-
1212 PM MDT SUN JUL 17 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 200...202...487 AND 490...

* 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...9 TO 14 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...HOT...DRY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS COULD CAUSE NEW OR
  EXISTING FIRES TO GROW RAPIDLY BECOMING 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.

&&

$$

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


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