Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:57 AM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 200 west of Maybell, 202 west of Meeker, 207, 290, 292 and
294...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little snake
forecast area west of Maybell, fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area west of Meeker, fire weather zone 207 southwest
Colorado lower forecast area, fire weather zone 290 Paradox
Valley forecast area, fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast
area and fire weather zone 294 southwest Colorado upper west
forecast area.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 percent.

* Impacts... new fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor 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.





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