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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
430 AM MDT Fri Jun 22 2018

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-231030-
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-
430 AM MDT Fri Jun 22 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Breezy winds and low relative humidity are expected to result in
critical fire weather conditions for much of eastern Utah and
western Colorado today. Therefore, a Red Flag Warning remains in
effect from 10 AM to 9 PM MDT. In addition, isolated thunderstorms
are possible over the northern and central mountains from late
morning through the early evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Saturday through Thursday

There is the potential for critical fire weather conditions to
redevelop from late Saturday morning through mid-evening across
much of eastern Utah and western Colorado. Consequently, a Fire
Weather Watch has been issued early this morning. Isolated
thunderstorms are possible again Saturday afternoon and evening
over the northern and central Colorado mountains.

Scattered thunderstorms, mainly over the northern mountains, and
cooler conditions are expected Sunday and Monday. Temperatures
become hot at midweek and critical fire weather conditions become
possible once again Thursday and Friday, though mainly over
northwest Colorado.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1201 PM MDT Fri Jun 22 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203, 205 BELOW 7500 FEET, 207, 290,
291, 292, 293, 294 AND 295, AND UTAH FIRE ZONES 486 AND 487 BELOW
7000 FEET, AND 490 AND 491 BELOW 8000 FEET...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM SATURDAY MORNING
THROUGH 9 PM SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND
DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE ZONES 202, 203, 205 BELOW 7500 FEET,
207, 290, 293, 294 AND 295, AND UTAH FIRE ZONES 487 BELOW 7000
FEET, and 490, AND 491 BELOW 8000 FEET...

.A trough and weak cold front will continue moving through the
area today resulting in gusty surface winds across much of the
region. These winds, along with continued low humidity and dry
fuels, will create another critical fire weather day for most fire
weather zones. Similar conditions are possible on Saturday
prompting the issuance of a Fire Weather Watch for much of the
region from late morning through the evening.

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/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-180623T0300Z/
Little Snake Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-
1201 PM MDT Fri Jun 22 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200,
291 AND 292...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 200 Little
  Snake Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan
  Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast
  Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible
  under these conditions.

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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