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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
352 AM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-141300-
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-
352 AM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Periods of valley rain and high elevation snow can be expected
later this afternoon and evening. Otherwise, expect mostly cloudy
skies and slightly cooler temperatures.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Periodic mountain snow is expected through Sunday, mainly above
9,000 feet. At this time, snowfall rates are projected to be low
and as a result, minor impacts are expected.

Drier air moves into southeast Utah and southwest Colorado on
Wednesday which, when combined with breezy southwest winds,
brings the potential for critical fire weather conditions during
the afternoon and early evening. Similar conditions are possible
across the far south on Thursday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
220 AM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

COZ203-207-290-UTZ490-491-132200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.A.0007.210414T1900Z-210415T0300Z/
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Colorado River Basin-Southeast Utah-
220 AM MDT Tue Apr 13 2021

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 490, AND
491...

* 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. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River
  Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will become favorable for rapid ignition
  and 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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