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Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 4:46 AM MDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on April 02, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 6 PM MDT
this evening for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels for
fire weather zone 207 below 8000 feet and zone 290...

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry
fuels for fire weather zone 207 below 8000 feet and zone 290...

* affected area... in southwest Colorado... fire weather zone 207
below 8000 feet... the Durango forecast area... and fire weather
zone 290 the Paradox Valley forecast area.

* Wind... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph today...
becoming west on Thursday.

* Humidity... 9 to 14 percent.

* Impacts... the combination of dry fuels... low humidities... and
gusty surface winds will make any fires difficult to control.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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.

Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.



For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/gjt (all lower case)



Public Information Statement

Statement as of 9:11 AM MDT on April 01, 2015


... Another day of record high temperatures yesterday...

In eastern Utah...

At canyonlands Island in the Sky, the high was 75. This set a new
record high for the date, breaking the previous record of 74 set in
2012.

At Cedar Point, the high was 70. This tied the record high for the
date, previously set in 2012.

At Fort Duchesne, the high was 78. This tied the record high for the
date, previously set in 2012.

At Jarvie ranch, the high was 76. This set a new record high for the
date, breaking the previous record of 75 set in 2004.


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