Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1144 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR SOUTHEAST UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 490 AND 491 AND
SOUTHWEST COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW
HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...

.Breezy conditions will develop this afternoon ahead of an
approaching system. Southern portions of the region will remain
under clear and dry conditions today, allowing strong winds to
mix down to the surface. A Red Flag Warning is in effect today
for southeast and east-central UT and portions of western CO
where critical conditions will be met.

COZ290-UTZ490-491-200200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0034.191019T1800Z-191020T0200Z/
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Colorado River Basin-Southeast Utah-
1144 AM MDT Sat Oct 19 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR SOUTHEAST UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 490 AND 491 AND SOUTHWEST
COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND
DRY FUELS...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
  Valley Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado
  River Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions may become 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.

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