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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
410 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-091300-
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-
410 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Strong post-frontal northwest winds will combine with low relative
humidities to bring critical fire weather conditions to portions
of northwest Colorado where fuels are critical. Elsewhere, expect
isolated to scattered showers and storms, favoring the higher
elevations along the Divide, this afternoon and evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Localized critical fire weather conditions are possible across
southwest Colorado on Sunday. Light mountain snow looks to return
to the northern and central mountains early next week. Isolated
to scattered thunderstorms are possible each afternoon/evening
through mid next week.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
231 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

COZ203-090300-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0019.210508T1900Z-210509T0300Z/
Lower Colorado River-
231 AM MDT Sat May 8 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY
FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 BELOW 8500 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River below 8500 feet.

* WINDS...Northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be favorable for easy ignition and
  rapid 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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