Southwest San Juan Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:34 AM MDT Sep. 21, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to
7 PM MDT this evening for wind and low relative humidityand dry

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 207 southwest
Colorado lower forecast area and fire weather zone 290 Paradox
Valley forecast area.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 12 to 17 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts and existing fires could be difficult or
impossible to control due to fast rates of spread.

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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