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Red Flag Warning

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

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 201,
202, 203, 205, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 and 295, AS WELL AS
UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

.Another round of critical fire weather conditions can be expected
Wednesday afternoon and early evening. Relative humidities will
remain critically low in the afternoon, combined with a high
Haines index, above normal temperatures, and stronger winds.
Fire start could easily and grow rapidly becoming difficult to
control in these conditions.

COZ200>203-205-207-290>292-294-UTZ486-487-490-491-281000-
/O.EXP.KGJT.FW.W.0013.000000T0000Z-170628T0200Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0014.170628T1800Z-170629T0200Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-Routt Forecast Area-
White River Forecast Area-Lower Colorado River-
Colorado River Headwaters-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-Eastern Uinta Basin-
Book Cliffs-Colorado River Basin-Southeast Utah-
757 PM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 200, 201, 202, 203, 205, 207, 290, 291, 292, 294, 486, 487,
490 AND 491...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 200 Little
  Snake Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 201 Routt Forecast Area,
   Fire Weather Zone 202 White River Forecast Area, Fire Weather
  Zone 203 Lower Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 205 Colorado
  River Headwaters, 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 292 North Fork Forecast Area
  and 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 and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast
  Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
547 AM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

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Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
547 AM MDT Tue Jun 27 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An upper level trough will move overhead today causing a small
uptick in convection. As this occurs, stronger winds are expected
to mix to the surface and gust to 25 to 35 mph. These winds, along
with low humidities and dry fuels, will cause critical fire
weather conditions to form. A red flag warning has been issued for
much of eastern Utah and western Colorado to account for this
behavior. Most areas will see plenty of sunshine, hot temperatures
with some gusty winds.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Another disturbance will move through tomorrow as well causing
another gusty day. No change to fuels or humidities is expected so
critical fire weather conditions are possible. A fire weather
watch has been issued to account for the possibility of red flag
conditions.

Thursday and beyond, high pressure builds in bringing a return to
more tranquil weather.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$




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