Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
132 AM MDT THU APR 10 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT
TODAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 7500 FEET AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 BELOW
9000 FEET...

.GUSTY WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS 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.

COZ207-290-102215-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0003.140410T1900Z-140411T0100Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-
132 AM MDT THU APR 10 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT TODAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 207 AND 290...

* 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 15 MPH WITH 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
WILL OCCUR. 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



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