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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
414 AM MDT Tue Aug 11 2020

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-121015-
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-
414 AM MDT Tue Aug 11 2020

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Critical fire weather conditions will develop across southeast
Utah and portions of west-central and northwest Colorado this
afternoon and will persist into the evening. Consequently, a Red
Flag Warning is in effect from noon through 8 PM this evening for
those areas. Meanwhile, isolated high based thunderstorms are
possible along the Continental Divide which will generate outflow
winds to 40 mph but little rain.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Wednesday through Monday

Hot, dry and breezy conditions are expected to redevelop Wednesday
and Thursday bringing the potential for critical fire weather
conditions both days. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued from
1100 Wednesday morning through 8 PM Wednesday evening for east-
central Utah along with west-central and northwest Colorado.
Additional highlights may be forthcoming Thursday.

Otherwise, isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms are
expected each day, mainly over the mountains of the Continental
Divide. This activity is likely to continue to generate more wind
than rain.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$



Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
304 AM MDT Tue Aug 11 2020

COZ207-290-UTZ491-111715-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0043.200811T1800Z-200812T0200Z/
Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Southeast Utah-
304 AM MDT Tue Aug 11 2020

...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 ZONES 207, 290, AND 491...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest
  Colorado Lower Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox
  Valley Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast
  Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 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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