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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:04 PM MDT Jun. 23, 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 zones 202,
203, 290, 293 and 294...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area, fire weather zone 203 lower Colorado River,
fire weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast area, 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 and fire weather zone 294
southwest Colorado upper west forecast area.

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

* Relative humidity... 9 to 14 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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