Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
455 PM MDT Thu May 24 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE SATURDAY
MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR MUCH OF WESTERN COLORADO. THIS
INCLUDES COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 207, 290, 291, 292,
293, 294 AND 295...

.Critical fire weather conditions are possible across much of
western Colorado, where fuels are deemed critical, on Saturday as
south-southwesterly winds increase ahead of a strong low pressure
system moving into the Great Basin. Dry conditions will persist
underneath a strong ridge of high pressure through the weekend.
The combination of breezy conditions and low relative humidities
will lead to an increased potential for critical fire weather
conditions across much of western Colorado.

COZ203-205-250700-
/O.EXA.KGJT.FW.A.0006.180526T1700Z-180527T0300Z/
Lower Colorado River-Colorado River Headwaters-
455 PM MDT Thu May 24 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 203 AND 205...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River and Fire Weather Zone 205 Colorado River
  Headwaters.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...New fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
  control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is
  strongly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

COZ200-202-207-290>295-250700-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.A.0006.180526T1700Z-180527T0300Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-White River Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-Gunnison Basin Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
455 PM MDT Thu May 24 2018

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 AND
295...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 200 Little
  Snake Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 202 White River
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan Forecast Area,
  Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area, Fire Weather
  Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 294
  Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area and Fire Weather
  Zone 295 Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...6 to 11 percent.

* IMPACTS...New fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
  control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is
  strongly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$

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http://weather.gov/gjt



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