898  
WWUS85 KGJT 180805  
RFWGJT  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
205 AM MDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MDT TODAY FOR  
WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE  
WEATHER ZONES 200 AND 202...  
 
.WINDS WILL SUBSIDE ACROSS MOST AREAS TODAY BUT REMAIN ELEVATED  
ACROSS PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST COLORADO, WHERE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS WILL BE MET.  
 
COZ200-202-182200-  
/O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0015.190818T1800Z-190819T0200Z/  
LITTLE SNAKE FORECAST AREA-WHITE RIVER FORECAST AREA-  
205 AM MDT SUN AUG 18 2019  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT  
THIS EVENING FOR WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR  
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 200 AND 202...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 200 LITTLE  
SNAKE FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 202 WHITE RIVER  
FORECAST AREA.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR THE RAPID IGNITION  
AND SPREAD OF FIRES. AGRICULTURAL BURNING IS STRONGLY  
DISCOURAGED.  
 
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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