Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
609 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ207-020815-
/O.EXP.KGJT.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150402T0000Z/
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0002.150402T1800Z-150403T0300Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-
609 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET...
...RED FLAG WARNING FOR THIS EVENING HAS EXPIRED FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 DURANGO
  FORECAST AREA.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST FROM 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH WILL
  REDEVELOP BY MIDDAY THURSDAY AND CONTINUE THROUGH THURSDAY
  EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...LOW HUMIDITIES...AND
  GUSTY SURFACE WINDS WILL MAKE ANY FIRES DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.

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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND AFFECTED FIELD
PERSONNEL OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

&&

$$

COZ290-020115-
/O.EXP.KGJT.FW.W.0001.000000T0000Z-150402T0000Z/
PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-
609 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING HAS EXPIRED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...
AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290...

RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE THIS EVENING
WITH GUSTY WINDS GRADUALLY DIMINISHING. WITH THE IMPROVING
WEATHER CONDITIONS...THE RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO
EXPIRE.

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT (ALL LOWER CASE)


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