921  
WWUS85 KGJT 122042  
RFWGJT  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
242 PM MDT MON APR 12 2021  
 
COZ203-207-290-UTZ490-491-131200-  
/O.NEW.KGJT.FW.A.0007.210414T1900Z-210415T0300Z/  
LOWER COLORADO RIVER-SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA-  
PARADOX VALLEY FORECAST AREA-COLORADO RIVER BASIN-SOUTHEAST UTAH-  
242 PM MDT MON APR 12 2021  
 
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY  
FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 490, AND 491...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND JUNCTION HAS ISSUED A FIRE  
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY  
FUELS, WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH  
WEDNESDAY EVENING.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...IN COLORADO, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 LOWER  
COLORADO RIVER, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER  
FORECAST AREA AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 290 PARADOX VALLEY  
FORECAST AREA. IN UTAH, FIRE WEATHER ZONE 490 COLORADO RIVER  
BASIN AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 491 SOUTHEAST UTAH.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS 25 TO 35 MPH  
POSSIBLE.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 TO 14 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BECOME FAVORABLE FOR RAPID IGNITION  
AND SPREAD OF FIRES.  
 
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...  
 
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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