Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
556 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

.STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF AN
APPROACHING COLD FRONT. WIND GUSTS OF 45 TO 55 MPH ARE LIKELY
ACROSS THE WARNING AREA. THE COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTHWEST
COLORADO THIS EVENING...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>203-205-207-290-292-142000-
/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-
556 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING 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 30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 55 MPH. PEAK WIND
  GUSTS TO 65 MPH IS POSSIBLE OVER NORTHWEST COLORADO EARLY THIS
  EVENING.

* HUMIDITY...9 TO 14 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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