Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 900 pm MDT, Apr 8th 2021
White River Forecast Area-Lower Colorado River-
Paradox Valley Forecast Area-Colorado River Basin-
220 PM MDT Wed Apr 7 2021
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 202, 203, 290, AND 490...
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red
Flag Warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry
fuels, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 202 White River
Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River and
Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area. In Utah,
Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River Basin.
* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.
* IMPACTS...Conditions could become favorable for rapid ignition
and spread of fires.
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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