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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
216 PM MDT Wed May 5 2021

COZ200-202-203-290-292-061200-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.A.0016.210507T1800Z-210508T0300Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-White River Forecast Area-
Lower Colorado River-Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-
216 PM MDT Wed May 5 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
FRIDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203, 290, AND 292...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry
fuels, which is in effect from Friday afternoon through Friday
evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 200 Little
  Snake Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 202 White River
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River,
  Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area and Fire
  Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will likely become favorable for easy
  ignition and rapid spread of fires.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
404 AM MDT Wed May 5 2021

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-061015-
Lower Yampa River Basin-Central Yampa River Basin-
Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus-Elkhead and Park Mountains-
Upper Yampa River Basin-Grand Valley-Debeque to Silt Corridor-
Central Colorado River Basin-Grand and Battlement Mesas-
Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountain Valleys-
Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin-
West Elk and Sawatch Mountains-Flat Tops-
Upper Gunnison River Valley-Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide-
Northwest San Juan Mountains-Southwest San Juan Mountains-
Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River-
Four Corners/Upper Dolores River-Animas River Basin-
San Juan River Basin-Southeast Utah-Eastern Uinta Mountains-
Eastern Uinta Basin-Tavaputs Plateau-Arches/Grand Flat-
La Sal and Abajo Mountains-Canyonlands/Natural Bridges-
404 AM MDT Wed May 5 2021

This hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and western
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Isolated thunderstorms are possible across the north late this
morning through early afternoon as a weak disturbance passes
overhead. In addition, this disturbance is likely to bring
scattered areas of light snow above 9500 feet ranging from 1 to 3
inches.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Critical fire weather conditions become a concern Friday through
Sunday. Light mountain snow may return to the northern and central
mountains Sunday through Tuesday. Isolated to scattered
thunderstorms are possible each afternoon/evening beginning
Friday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



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