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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
300 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

COZ207-290-010500-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0001.150401T1800Z-150402T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.A.0001.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-
300 PM MDT TUE MAR 31 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
207 AND 290...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207 AND 290...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS...
WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 6 PM MDT WEDNESDAY. A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH HAS ALSO BEEN ISSUED. THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS IS IN EFFECT FROM
THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 DURANGO
  FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 PARADOX VALLEY
  FORECAST AREA.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...9 TO 14 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
  GUSTY SURFACE WINDS WILL MAKE ANY FIRES DIFFICULT 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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND AFFECTED FIELD
PERSONNEL OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT (ALL LOWER CASE)

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FLAGSTAFF AZ
309 PM MST TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT ON THURSDAY FROM 10 AM TO 8 PM
MST FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHEASTERN ARIZONA DUE TO STRONG WINDS AND
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

AZZ109>114-116-117-139-140-011115-
/O.NEW.KFGZ.FW.A.0001.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
NORTHEAST PLATEAU AND MESAS HWY 264 NORTHWARD (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
109)-CHINLE VALLEY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 110)-
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS AND DEFIANCE PLATEAU (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 111)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN COCONINO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 112)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN NAVAJO COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
113)-
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER VALLEY IN APACHE COUNTY (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
114)-EASTERN MOGOLLON RIM (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 116)-
WHITE MOUNTAINS (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 117)-
BLACK MESA AREA (FIRE WEATHER ZONE 139)-
NORTHEAST PLATEAUS AND MESAS SOUTH OF HWY 264 (FIRE WEATHER ZONE
140)-
309 PM MST TUE MAR 31 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN FLAGSTAFF HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...MOGOLLON RIM AND WHITE MOUNTAINS NORTHWARD TO
  THE FOUR CORNERS REGION.

* TIMING...WINDS INCREASING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING EXCEEDING
  CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER THRESHOLDS FROM 10 AM THURSDAY THROUGH 8 PM
  MST.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 35
  TO 45 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY...FROM 7 TO 14 PERCENT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

PLEASE NOTIFY FIELD CREWS OF THIS FIRE WEATHER WATCH.

&&

$$

RB/CLM

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