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Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
Thursday June 16th, 2022 :: 03:09 p.m. MDT

Advisory

Red Flag Warning until 09:00PM Friday

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for thunderstorms, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Friday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* 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 and Fire Weather Zone 292 North Fork Forecast Area. In Utah, Fire Weather Zone 491 Southeast Utah.

* IMPACTS...Dry lightning will likely cause fire starts in the afternoon and evening hours. Many if not all of the storms will bring a threat of gusty outflow winds.

* THUNDERSTORMS...Will form early in the afternoon and continue through the evening hours. The biggest threat will occur late afternoon through the early evening hours.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...Gusty and variable winds of 40 to 50 mph are possible from any convection that forms.

* AFFECTED AREAS: LOWER COLORADO RIVER ... SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA ... PARADOX VALLEY ... NORTH FORK ... 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.

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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