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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 1:50 PM MDT Jun. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 200,
202, 203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486, 487, 490 and 491...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Wednesday afternoon
through Wednesday evening for wind and low relative humidity for
fire weather zones 200, 202, 203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486, 487,
490 and 491...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area, fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area, 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 and fire
weather zone 294 southwest Colorado upper west forecast area.
In Utah, fire weather zone 486 eastern Uinta Basin, fire
weather zone 487 Book Cliffs, fire weather zone 490 Colorado
River Basin and fire weather zone 491 southeast Utah.

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

* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires
which will be difficult or impossible to control.

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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