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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
942 PM MDT Fri May 25 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT
SATURDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
MUCH OF WESTERN COLORADO AND SOUTHEAST UTAH. THIS INCLUDES
COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203 BELOW 9000 FEET,
205 BELOW 7500 FEET, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 AND 295 AND
UTAH FIRE ZONES 490 AND 491 BELOW 7000 FEET...

.A strengthening area of low pressure will move across California
tonight and stall over the Western Great Basin early tomorrow.
Very dry and gusty southwest winds will develop ahead of this low
pressure system. This will bring critical fire weather conditions
to much of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado from late Saturday
morning through the late evening hours. Afternoon relative
humidity values will drop to single digits for most areas as winds
gust to 30 mph or greater for several hours.

COZ200-202-207-290>295-261200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0012.180526T1600Z-180527T0400Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-White River Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-Gunnison Basin Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
942 PM MDT Fri May 25 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 10 PM MDT
SATURDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 AND
295...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 200 Little
  Snake Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 202 White River
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan Forecast Area,
  Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area, Fire Weather
  Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 294
  Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area and Fire Weather
  Zone 295 Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area.

* WINDS...South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...5 to 10 percent.

* IMPACTS...New fire starts 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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