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Montezuma County Emergency Alert System
Wednesday September 20th, 2017 :: 03:13 p.m. MDT
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Red Flag Warning until 07:00PM Thursday

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE ZONES 207 AND 290... ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 207 AND 290... The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM MDT Thursday.

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

* WINDS...By early afternoon south winds will be increasing to 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in portions of Southwest Colorado.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires which could be difficult or impossible to control.

* AFFECTED AREAS: PARADOX VALLEY ... SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER 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.

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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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