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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:25 PM MDT Jun. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning 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...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red
flag warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 10 am to 9 PM MDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.

* 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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