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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
402 AM MDT Thu Apr 15 2021

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-161300-
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-
402 AM MDT Thu Apr 15 2021

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

A cold front will push through the region today, resulting in cool
and unsettled conditions across much of eastern Utah and western
Colorado. Snow will fall over the northern and central mountains
with generally 3 to 6 inches expected above 9000 feet. Further
south across far southwest Colorado conditions will remain dry and
breezy ahead of the front. This will lead to critical fire weather
condition this afternoon and early evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

Generally cool and unsettled weather will prevail through the
period as a series of disturbances passes through. This will lead
to periodic mountain snow, mainly above 8500 feet. At this time,
snowfall rates are projected to be low and as a result, minor
impacts are expected.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
235 AM MDT Thu Apr 15 2021

COZ295-152100-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0009.210415T1800Z-210416T0200Z/
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
235 AM MDT Thu Apr 15 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 295 BELOW 8000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 295 Southwest
  Colorado Upper East Forecast Area below 8000 feet.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will become favorable for rapid ignition
  and spread of fires.

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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