Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 8:53 AM MDT Jun. 26, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels for
Colorado fire weather zones 207, 290 and 292...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from this evening through
Friday evening for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels for
Colorado fire weather zones 207, 290 and 292...

* affected area... in Colorado,

fire weather zone 207 southwest Colorado lower forecast area,
fire weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast area and
fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast area.

* Winds... south 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 9 to 14 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth, and spread of fires on Wednesday. Agricultural burning
is strongly discouraged. If these conditions develop again on
Thursday and Friday, rapid rates of fire growth and spread are
possible.

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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