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Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
Friday June 10th, 2022 :: 01:55 p.m. MDT

Advisory

Red Flag Warning until 12:00AM Monday

......FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MONDAY TO 11 PM MDT MONDAY NIGHT FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 203, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294, 295, 490, AND 491... 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 11 AM Sunday to midnight MDT Sunday night. A Fire Weather Watch has also been issued for Monday. This Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 203 Lower Colorado River, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 290 Paradox Valley Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 291 Northern San Juan Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 293 Gunnison Basin Forecast Area, Fire Weather Zone 294 Southwest Colorado Upper West Forecast Area and Fire Weather Zone 295 Southwest Colorado Upper East Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 490 Colorado River Basin and Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* WINDS...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 25 to 35 mph on Sunday. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts 35 to 45 mph on Monday. Cold frontal passage late Monday will turn winds to the Northwest.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...7 to 12 percent.

* IMPACTS...Conditions could be favorable for easy ignition and rapid spread of fires due to low relative humidity and strong gusty winds.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LOWER COLORADO RIVER ... SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA ... PARADOX VALLEY ... NORTHERN SAN JUAN ... NORTH FORK ... GUNNISON BASIN ... SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER WEST FORECAST AREA ... SOUTHWEST COLORADO UPPER EAST FORECAST AREA ... COLORADO RIVER BASIN ... SOUTHEAST UTAH

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
Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
730 E Driscoll St
Cortez, CO 81321

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1

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Alert Details

Severity:
Severe - Significant threat to life or property
Urgency:
Expected - Responsive action SHOULD be taken soon (within next hour)
Certainty:
Likely (p > ~50%)
Category:
Meteorological (inc. flood)
Event:
Red Flag Warning

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