Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
910 PM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM MDT TUESDAY FOR
DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR UTAH FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 490 AND 491 BELOW 7000 FEET...

UTZ490-491-281200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0009.160628T2000Z-160629T0200Z/
COLORADO RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-
910 PM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR UTAH
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 490 AND 491 BELOW 7000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN UTAH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 490 COLORADO RIVER
  BASIN AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 491 SOUTHEAST UTAH BELOW 7000 FEET.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  EXPECTED TUESDAY AFTERNOON PRODUCING LIGHTNING AND LOCALLY
  GUSTY WINDS BUT LITTLE RAIN.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...ERRATIC WIND GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH NEAR
  THUNDERSTORMS.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...DRY LIGHTNING...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.

&&

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



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