Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
1208 AM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT TODAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 200, 202, 203, 207, 290, 291, 292 AND 294 AND UTAH FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203, 207, 290, 291 AND 294, AS WELL
AS UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

.A trough moving through the area today will cause west winds to
increase. Relative humidities will become critically low by late
morning and with a high Haines index, above normal temperatures,
and stronger winds, critical fire weather conditions will be met.
Wildfires could start easily and grow rapidly becoming difficult
to control. A stronger disturbance will move through on Wednesday
leading to the potential for critical fire weather conditions as
well.

COZ200-202-203-207-290-291-294-UTZ486-487-490-491-280000-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0013.170627T1700Z-170628T0200Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.A.0012.170628T1800Z-170629T0200Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-White River Forecast Area-
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-Eastern Uinta Basin-
Book Cliffs-Colorado River Basin-Southeast Utah-
1208 AM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486,
487, 490 AND 491...

* AFFECTED AREA...

 In Colorado

   Fire Weather Zone 200 Little Snake Forecast Area
   Fire Weather Zone 202 White River Forecast Area
   Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River Area
   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 294 Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast
   Area.


 In Utah

   Fire Weather Zone 486 Eastern Uinta Basin
   Fire Weather Zone 487 Book Cliffs
   Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River Basin
   Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

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

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

COZ292-280000-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0013.170627T1700Z-170628T0200Z/
North Fork Forecast Area-
1208 AM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 292...

* AFFECTED AREA...

  In Colorado

   Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent.

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