207  
WWUS85 KGJT 211034  
RFWGJT  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
434 AM MDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON  
FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR SOUTHWEST COLORADO  
FIRE ZONES 207 AND 290...  
 
COZ207-290-212200-  
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0016.170921T1900Z-170922T0100Z/  
SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA-  
PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-  
434 AM MDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO  
7 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITYAND DRY  
FUELS...  
 
* 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.  
 

 
 

 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...  
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/GJT  
 
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