Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
938 PM MDT Wed Jun 21 2017

COZ203-207-290-292-UTZ486-487-490-491-221200-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0012.170622T1800Z-170623T0400Z/
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-North Fork Forecast Area-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Book Cliffs-Colorado River Basin-
Southeast Utah-
938 PM MDT Wed Jun 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 10 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 203, 207, 290, 292 AND UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 486, 487,
490 AND 491...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which
is in effect from noon to 10 PM MDT Thursday.

.A tightening wind gradient on Thursday will allow stronger winds
to mix down to the surface during the afternoon and evening
hours. Relative humidities will remain critically low. Dry fuels
under these conditions could lead to fast spreading fires which
will be difficult to control in the event of a fire start.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area. In
  Utah, Fire Weather Zone 486 Eastern Uinta Basin, Fire Weather
  Zone 487 Book Cliffs, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River
  Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...West 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires
  which could be difficult to impossible 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.

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http://weather.gov/gjt



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