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Red Flag Warning issued April 18 at 3:28AM MDT until April 18 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS

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NOAA-NWS-ALERTS-CO12584A9AFB00.RedFlagWarning.12584AA920E0CO.GJTRFWGJT.d3df5d6fe4f7a93a2f55e057ea8249dd w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov 2017-04-18T03:28:00-06:00 Actual Alert Public Alert for Grand Junction Forecast Area (Colorado) Issued by the National Weather Service Met Red Flag Warning Expected Severe Likely SAME FRW 2017-04-18T03:28:00-06:00 2017-04-18T20:00:00-06:00 NWS GrandJunction (Western Colorado and Eastern Utah) Red Flag Warning issued April 18 at 3:28AM MDT until April 18 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS GrandJunction …Critical fire weather conditions will occur this afternoon and evening over the lower elevations of west-central and southwest Colorado… .Dry conditions will remain in place as a cold front approaches from the west. As the front gets closer, winds will gust up to 40 mph while humidities drop below 15 percent this afternoon and evening. Fuels are considered critical for portions of west- central and southwest Colorado increasing fire weather concerns. …RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 203 BELOW 6000 FEET… * AFFECTED AREA…In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River below 6000 feet. * TIMING…Gusty winds and low relative humidity will meet Red Flag Warning criteria this afternoon and evening. * WINDS…Southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * RELATIVE HUMIDITY…10 to 15 percent. * TEMPERATURES…In the upper 70s to lower 80s. * IMPACTS…Critical fire weather conditions will exist allowing new or existing fires to grow rapidly. Fires will be difficult to control. 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. WMOHEADER UGC COZ203 VTEC /O.CON.KGJT.FW.W.0003.170418T1900Z-170419T0200Z/ TIME…MOT…LOC

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