Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
956 PM MDT MON APR 13 2015

.STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY AFTERNOON AHEAD OF
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO
NORTHWEST COLORADO EARLY EVENING TUESDAY...PROGRESSING TO SOUTH
CENTRAL COLORADO BY SUNRISE. A DISTINCT WIND SHIFT TO THE
NORTHWEST IS EXPECTED WITH THIS FRONT...FOLLOWED BY RAPIDLY
DROPPING TEMPERATURES.

COZ200>203-205-207-290-292-141200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0008.150414T1700Z-150415T0300Z/
LITTLE SNAKE FORECAST AREA-ROUTT FORECAST AREA-
WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA-LOWER COLORADO RIVER-
COLORADO RIVER HEADWATERS-SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA-
PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-NORTH FORK FORECAST AREA-
956 PM MDT MON APR 13 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 9 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 200...201...202...203...205...207...290 AND
292 BELOW 8000 FEET...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 200 LITTLE SNAKE
  FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 201 ROUTT FORECAST AREA...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 202 WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  203 LOWER COLORADO RIVER...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 205 COLORADO RIVER
  HEADWATERS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER
  FORECAST AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST
  AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 292 NORTH FORK FORECAST AREA BELOW
  8000 FEET.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 55 MPH TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRE STARTS WILL BE DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE 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.

&&

$$

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


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