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Fire Weather Warning
COZ203-051830-
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.W.0018.150805T1800Z-150806T0200Z/
LOWER COLORADO RIVER-
430 AM MDT WED AUG 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONE 203 BELOW 7000 FEET...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING BELOW 7000 FEET FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY...AND
DRY FUELS...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 LOWER
COLORADO RIVER BELOW 7000 FEET.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...12 TO 17 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD UPON
IGNITION.

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.

PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND AFFECTED FIELD
PERSONNEL OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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