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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
248 AM MDT Sat Aug 17 2019

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-180900-
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-
248 AM MDT Sat Aug 17 2019

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Dry and windy conditions will occur this afternoon and evening
across much of eastern Utah and portions of northwest and west-
central Colorado, leading to critical fire weather conditions.
Isolated storms are possible as well, especially across northeast
Utah and northwest Colorado, with gusty outflow winds the primary
threat.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Sunday through Friday

Critical fire weather conditions continue across portions of
northwest Colorado on Sunday with dry and hot conditions through
Tuesday. The threat for afternoon thunderstorms over high terrain
returns Wednesday through Friday, producing more wind than rain.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
235 AM MDT Sat Aug 17 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MDT TODAY FOR
WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203, 290, 292, 293, AND 205 BELOW 7500
FEET AND UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONES 486, 487, 490 AND 491...

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MDT SUNDAY FOR
WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 200 AND 202...

.Gusty afternoon winds in combination with low relative humidity
will lead to critical fire weather conditions this afternoon and
evening across much of eastern Utah, northwest and west-central
Colorado. Winds will subside across most areas on Sunday but
remain elevated across portions of northwest Colorado, where
critical fire weather conditions will be met.

COZ203-290-292-UTZ486-487-490-172200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0014.190817T1800Z-190818T0200Z/
Lower Colorado River-Paradox Valley Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-Eastern Uinta Basin-Book Cliffs-
Colorado River Basin-
235 AM MDT Sat Aug 17 2019

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 290, 292, 486, 487, AND 490...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area. In
  Utah, Fire Weather Zone 486 Eastern Uinta Basin, Fire Weather
  Zone 487 Book Cliffs and Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River
  Basin.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition
  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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