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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
601 AM MDT Wed Jul 8 2020

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-091215-
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-
601 AM MDT Wed Jul 8 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions today have resulted in Red Flag
Warnings. Expect gusty winds, low RH, and critical fuels leading
to the rapid growth of any fire starts.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday

Dry and tranquil weather is expected for the remainder of the
forecast with no hazardous conditions expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$




Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
227 PM MDT Wed Jul 8 2020

COZ201-205-293-295-090300-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0037.000000T0000Z-200709T0300Z/
Routt Forecast Area-Colorado River Headwaters-
Gunnison Basin Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
227 PM MDT Wed Jul 8 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 201, 205, 293, AND 295 BELOW 9000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 201 Routt
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 205 Colorado River
  Headwaters, Fire Weather Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area
  and Fire Weather Zone 295 Southwest Colorado Upper East
  Forecast Area below 9000 feet.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
  growth and spread of fires. Agricultural 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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