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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 8:01 PM MDT Jun. 28, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT
Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 291, 293 and 295 below 9000 feet...
... Red flag warning will expire at 8 PM MDT this evening for wind
and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 291, 293 and
295...

* affected areas... in Colorado, fire weather zone 291 northern
San Juan forecast area, fire weather zone 293 Gunnison basin
forecast area and fire weather zone 295 southwest Colorado
upper east forecast area below 9000 feet.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 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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