... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am to 9 PM MDT Thursday for
dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire weather zones
205, 291, 292, 293, 294 and 295...
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red
flag warning for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds which
is in effect from 10 am to 9 PM MDT Thursday. The Fire Weather
Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 205 Colorado
River headwaters, fire weather zone 291 northern San Juan
forecast area, fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast area,
fire weather zone 293 Gunnison basin forecast area, fire weather
zone 294 southwest Colorado upper west forecast area and fire
weather zone 295 southwest Colorado upper east forecast area.
* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidity... 22 to 27 percent.
* Impacts... new fire starts and existing fires may be difficult
or impossible to control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor
burning is strongly discouraged.
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.
Current Fire and Smoke Reports received from various sources, including phone and email reports from contributors.
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