San Juan River Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:53 PM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zone
295 below 8000 feet...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 295 southwest
Colorado upper east forecast area below 8000 feet.

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

* Relative humidity... 10 to 15 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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