Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1138 PM MDT THU AUG 20 2015

COZ203-205-211345-
/O.UPG.KGJT.FW.A.0011.150821T1800Z-150822T0200Z/
/O.EXA.KGJT.FW.W.0021.150821T1800Z-150822T0200Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER-COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS-
1138 PM MDT THU AUG 20 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
203 AND 205 BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING BELOW 8000 FEET FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
DRY FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 LOWER
  COLORADO RIVER AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 205 COLORADO RIVER
  HEADWATERS BELOW 8000 FEET.

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

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS MAY
  CAUSE RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD UPON IGNITION.

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.

&&

$$

COZ201-211345-
/O.UPG.KGJT.FW.A.0011.150821T1800Z-150822T0200Z/
/O.EXA.KGJT.FW.W.0021.150821T1800Z-150822T0200Z/
ROUTT FORECAST AREA-
1138 PM MDT THU AUG 20 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
201 BELOW 8000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING BELOW 8000 FEET FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
DRY FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 201 ROUTT
  FORECAST AREA BELOW 8000 FEET.

* WIND...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...13 TO 18 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS MAY
  CAUSE RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD UPON IGNITION.

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.

&&

$$

COZ200-202-211345-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0021.150821T1800Z-150822T0200Z/
LITTLE SNAKE FORECAST AREA-WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA-
1138 PM MDT THU AUG 20 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 200 AND 202...

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

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...11 TO 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW HUMIDITY AND GUSTY WINDS WILL
  RESULT IN RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD UPON IGNITION.

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.

&&

$$

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


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