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Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:47 AM MDT May. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Saturday morning through
Saturday evening for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels
for fire weather zones 291, 292, 293 and 295...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels,
which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* Affected area... in Colorado, 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 and fire weather zone 295 southwest Colorado upper east
forecast area.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 percent.

* Impacts... new fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is
strongly discouraged.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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