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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
819 PM MDT Thu Jun 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200, 202, 203, 205 BELOW 7500 FEET,
207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 AND 295, AND UTAH FIRE ZONES 486 AND
487 BELOW 7000 FEET, AND 490 AND 491 BELOW 8000 FEET...

.A trough and weak cold front will move through the area Friday
causing gusty surface winds across much of the region. These
winds, along with continued low humidities and dry fuels, will
create another critical fire weather day for most fire weather
zones.

COZ203-207-290>295-221200-
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0021.180622T1600Z-180623T0300Z/
Lower Colorado River-Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Northern San Juan Forecast Area-
North Fork Forecast Area-Gunnison Basin Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area-
Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area-
819 PM MDT Thu Jun 21 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
203, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 AND 295...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower
  Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower
  Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast
  Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan Forecast Area,
  Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area, Fire Weather
  Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 294
  Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area and Fire Weather
  Zone 295 Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent.

* IMPACTS...Rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible
  under these conditions.

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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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
435 AM MDT Thu Jun 21 2018

COZ001>014-017>023-UTZ022>025-027>029-221045-
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-
435 AM MDT Thu Jun 21 2018

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

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

An approaching cold front will bring breezy winds and low
relative humidity resulting in critical fire weather conditions
for portions of northwest Colorado. A Red Flag Warning is in
effect from 10 AM to 8 PM MDT for much of Moffat and western Rio
Blanco counties. In addition, isolated thunderstorms are possible
over the northern mountains this afternoon and evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Friday through Wednesday

There is the potential for critical conditions to redevelop
Friday afternoon and evening across northwest Colorado, northeast
Utah and much of southwest Colorado. Therefore, a Fire Weather
Watch remains in effect from late Friday morning through Friday
evening for the areas listed. Isolated to scattered thunderstorms
are possible again Friday afternoon and evening over the northern
and central Colorado mountains.

Scattered thunderstorms and cooler conditions are possible Sunday
and Monday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

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