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Dolores County Emergency Alert System
Monday May 9th, 2022 :: 02:04 p.m. MDT

Advisory

Fire Weather Watch until 10:00PM Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire Weather Watch below 7500 feet for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 294 Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area below 7500 feet.

* WINDS...South-southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. Stronger gusts closer to 50 mph are possible on Wednesday.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 14 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions will become favorable for easy ignition and rapid spread of fires due to low relative humidity and strong gusty winds each afternoon and evening through Wednesday.

* AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER WEST FORECAST AREA

Instructions:

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

Address/Location
Dolores County Emergency Alert System
8477 Rd 7.7
Dove Creek, CO 81324

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 970-677-2929

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Future - Responsive action SHOULD be taken in the near future
Certainty:
Possible (p <= ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Fire Weather Watch

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