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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
315 AM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018

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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-
315 AM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions will be in place across portions
of east-central Utah and west-central to northwest Colorado as
southwest winds increase ahead of a low pressure system over
northern Nevada as it moves into southern Idaho. Dry, breezy and
warmer conditions will remain in place today with an isolated
storm or two possible over the eastern Uintas.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Mainly dry and warm conditions remain through the end of the week
as high pressure to the west slides over the region. Temperatures
will be near normal and warm towards above normal by the end of
the week. The chance for storms will increase towards the weekend
mainly across the northern and central mountains as a storm system
passes across the north.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$




Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
210 AM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
COLORADO FIRE ZONES 202, 203 AND 290, AND FOR UTAH FIRE ZONES 487
BELOW 7000 FEET AND 490 BELOW 8000 FEET...

.Much drier air will encompass the region with southwest winds
increasing as a low pressure system over northern Nevada lifts
into southern Idaho. The winds will increase enough during the
afternoon to produce critical fire weather conditions across
portions of east-central Utah and west-central to northwest
Colorado.

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/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0019.180618T1700Z-180619T0200Z/
White River Forecast Area-Lower Colorado River-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
210 AM MDT Mon Jun 18 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 202, 203 AND 290...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 11 AM this morning to 8 PM MDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 202 White River
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River and
  Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...12 to 17 percent.

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

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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