La Sal and Abajo Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:56 AM MDT Jun. 29, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 200, 202, 203, 207, 290, 292, 294, 486, 487, 490 and 491...

* affected areas... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area, fire weather zone 201 Routt forecast area,
   fire weather zone 202 White River forecast area, fire weather
zone 203 lower Colorado River, fire weather zone 205 Colorado
River headwaters, 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. In Utah, fire weather zone 486 eastern Uinta
Basin, fire weather zone 487 Book Cliffs, fire weather zone
490 Colorado River Basin and fire weather zone 491 southeast

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

* Relative humidity... 6 to 11 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires
which could be difficult or impossible to control.

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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