Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1215 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

COZ207-290-020215-
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/O.CON.KGJT.FW.A.0001.150402T1700Z-150403T0300Z/
DURANGO FORECAST AREA-PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-
1215 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET AND ZONE 290...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY
FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET AND ZONE 290...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 DURANGO
  FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 PARADOX VALLEY
  FORECAST AREA.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH TODAY...
  BECOMING WEST ON THURSDAY.

* HUMIDITY...9 TO 14 PERCENT.

* 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.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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



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