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Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: North Fork; Paradox Valley; Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area

NWS GrandJunction (Western Colorado and Eastern Utah)

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8PM WEDNESDAY... THURSDAY...AND FRIDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 290, 292 AND 207 IN COLORADO... .Gusty winds will occur each afternoon from Wednesday through Friday while relative humidities will drop to 15% of lower. Dry fuels are also in place so critical fire weather conditions may be met. Conditions will recover overnight only to occur again the next afternoon and evening. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH FRIDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207, 290 AND 292...

* AFFECTED AREA... In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area.

* WINDS...South 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...If these conditions develop, rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.


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