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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 12:08 PM MDT Sep. 24, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening
for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels for Colorado fire
weather zones 200 and 202, and Utah fire weather zones 486 and

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area and fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area. In Utah, fire weather zone 486 eastern Uinta
Basin and fire weather zone 487 Book Cliffs.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... near 15 percent.

* Impacts... rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible
under these conditions.

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.

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