Fire Weather Watch

Areas Affected: Book Cliffs

NWS GrandJunction (Western Colorado and Eastern Utah)

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 200 IN NORTHWEST COLORADO... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 200 AND UTAH FIRE WEATHER ZONE 487... .Expect southwest winds to increase over northwest Colorado and portions of northeast Utah this weekend ahead of an approaching Pacific trough. Vegetation remains very dry across the region so gusty southwest winds combined with above normal temperatures and low relative humidity could result in critical fire weather conditions. ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 487... The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 487 Book Cliffs.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Rapid rates of fire growth and spread are possible under these conditions.


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