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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
310 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

COZ207-290-210515-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0016.170921T1900Z-170922T0100Z/
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
310 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207 AND
290...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 1 PM to 7 PM MDT Thursday.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
  Colorado Lower Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
  Valley Forecast Area.

* WINDS...By early afternoon south winds will be increasing to 15
  to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in portions of Southwest
  Colorado.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 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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For more information from the National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/gjt



Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
237 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 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-
237 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy to windy conditions will persist today as a strong upper
level disturbance begins to impact the region. The strongest winds
are expected across areas north of I-70 with the peak gusts
up to 40 mph at lower elevations. Travel may be difficult,
especially for high profile vehicles.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Breezy to windy conditions will persist into the late week period
under the continued influence of the strong upper level
disturbance. A return to more unsettled weather as well as a
significant cool down is looking probable by late this week as a
cold front treks through the region which should lead to snow
levels lowering in the mountains going into the weekend,
especially further north.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



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