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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
803 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
The Lower Colorado River, Southwest Colorado, Paradox Valley and
North Fork areas. COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290 and
292...

.Southwesterly winds will increase today ahead of an approaching
storm system. These gusty southwesterly winds will help to
increase surface temperatures and reduce relative humidity values
in areas where dry fuels exist, heightening the risk of extreme
fire behavior.

COZ292-232300-
/O.EXA.KGJT.FW.W.0005.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
North Fork Forecast Area-
803 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 292...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is
in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* 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...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions will develop this
  afternoon and evening. Existing or new fires will be 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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service GRAND JUNCTION CO
803 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
The Lower Colorado River, Southwest Colorado, Paradox Valley and
North Fork areas. COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290 and
292...

.Southwesterly winds will increase today ahead of an approaching
storm system. These gusty southwesterly winds will help to
increase surface temperatures and reduce relative humidity values
in areas where dry fuels exist, heightening the risk of extreme
fire behavior.

COZ203-207-290-232300-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0005.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
803 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203, 207 AND 290...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley
  Forecast Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Critical fire weather conditions will develop this
  afternoon and evening. Existing or new fires will be 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.

&&

$$

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
902 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MONDAY FROM NOON UNTIL
7 PM FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 224 WHICH INCLUDES THE SAN LUIS VALLEY...

COZ224-240715-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.W.0024.170424T1800Z-170425T0100Z/
San Luis Valley Including Alamosa/Del Norte/Fort Garland/Saguache-
902 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT MONDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 224...

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Red Flag
Warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels,
which is in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Monday.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 224.

* Winds...west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts...conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
  growth and spread of fires.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
407 AM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

AZZ104-106-107-240200-
/O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0002.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
Kaibab Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 104)-
Grand Canyon Country (Fire Weather Zone 106)-
Coconino Plateau (Fire Weather Zone 107)-
407 AM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREAS...Kaibab Plateau, Grand Canyon Country,
  Coconino Plateau.

* 20 FOOT WIND...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong
winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.

Please notify field crews of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Flagstaff AZ
407 AM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

AZZ109-111>116-139-140-240215-
/O.CON.KFGZ.FW.W.0002.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
/O.CON.KFGZ.FW.A.0003.170424T1800Z-170425T0300Z/
Northeast Plateau And Mesas Hwy 264 Northward (Fire Weather Zone
109)-
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)-Western Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 115)-
Eastern Mogollon Rim (Fire Weather Zone 116)-
Black Mesa Area (Fire Weather Zone 139)-
Northeast Plateaus and Mesas South of Hwy 264 (Fire Weather Zone
140)-
407 AM MST Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MST
THIS EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY EVENING...

* AFFECTED AREAS...Most locations along and north of the
  Mogollon Rim.

* 20 FOOT WIND...Southwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring or are imminent. A combination of strong
winds and low relative humidities can contribute to extreme fire
behavior. 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 Red Flag Warning and Fire
Weather Watch.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND PLATEAU FROM 1 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FROM 10 AM
TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Drier conditions will begin to work back into western New Mexico
this afternoon with stronger winds aloft beginning to mix down to
the surface. This will lead to a few hours of critical fire
weather conditions, primarily west of the Continental Divide
across the Northwest Highlands and Plateau.

Westerly winds aloft will continue to strengthen and will spread
a very dry airmass over more of the state on Monday. Above normal
temperatures, an unstable atmosphere, and all of the necessary
ingredients will be in place for a widespread critical fire
weather event below snowpack.

NMZ101-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0022.170423T1900Z-170424T0200Z/
Northwest Plateau-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 8 PM MDT
this evening. A Red Flag Warning has also been issued from 10 AM
to 9 PM MDT Monday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Northwest Plateau this afternoon and evening,
  then Monday late morning into Monday evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west to southwest 20 to 30 mph with
  gusts to near 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...Dropping to 7 to 12 percent today. Falling
  to 5 to 10 percent on Monday.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS AND PLATEAU FROM 1 PM
THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO FROM 10 AM
TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY DUE TO STRONG WINDS...VERY LOW HUMIDITY AND AN
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.Drier conditions will begin to work back into western New Mexico
this afternoon with stronger winds aloft beginning to mix down to
the surface. This will lead to a few hours of critical fire
weather conditions, primarily west of the Continental Divide
across the Northwest Highlands and Plateau.

Westerly winds aloft will continue to strengthen and will spread
a very dry airmass over more of the state on Monday. Above normal
temperatures, an unstable atmosphere, and all of the necessary
ingredients will be in place for a widespread critical fire
weather event below snowpack.

NMZ102>104-106>109-240200-
/O.UPG.KABQ.FW.A.0021.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.W.0023.170424T1600Z-170425T0300Z/
North Central Mountains-Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-
Middle Rio Grande Valley-Sandia...Manzano and Gallinas Mountains-
East Central Plains-West Central Highlands-
249 AM MDT Sun Apr 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT MONDAY...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Red Flag
Warning...which is in effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT Monday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* AREA AND TIMING...Much of northern and central New Mexico,
  beginning late Monday morning and continuing into Monday
  evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...Generally west 20 to 30 mph with gusts to near
  40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent below snowpack.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

&&

$$

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