Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Friday, 05 Oct 2012, 12:08 PM MDT
Expires At: Friday, 05 Oct 2012, 8:00 PM MDT

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service grand junction co 1207 pm mdt fri oct 5 2012 grand junction forecast area-paradox valley forecast area- north fork forecast area-gunnison basin forecast area- 1207 pm mdt fri oct 5 2012 ...red flag warning in effect until 8 pm mdt this evening for gusty winds...low humidity...and dry fuels for colorado fire weather zones 203...290...292 and 293... the national weather service in grand junction has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds...low humidity...and dry fuels... which is in effect until 8 pm mdt this evening. * affected area...in colorado... fire weather zone 203 grand junction forecast area mainly below 9000 ft. fire weather zone 290 paradox valley forecast area. fire weather zone 292 north fork forecast area. fire weather zone 293 gunnison basin forecast area. * winds...west 15 to 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph. * relative humidity...10 to 15 percent. * impacts...low humidities and strong winds will create extreme fire behavior. 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 will create explosive fire growth potential. please advise the appropriate officials and affected field personnel of this red flag warning.