Northwestern San Juan Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 3:14 PM MDT Jun. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 207 and
295...
... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am to 9 PM MDT Saturday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 207 and
295...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday morning through
Sunday evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 207 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 Saturday. A Fire Weather Watch has
also been issued. This Fire Weather Watch for wind and low
relative humidity is in effect from Sunday morning through Sunday
evening. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 207 southwest
Colorado lower forecast area and fire weather zone 295
southwest Colorado upper east forecast area.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 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.

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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