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

UTZ490-491-280400-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0009.160628T2000Z-160629T0200Z/
COLORADO RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-
157 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...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING BELOW 7000 FEET FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY
OUTFLOW WINDS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 8 PM MDT TUESDAY.

* 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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