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A No Open Burning Air Watch Alert has been issued for Mesa County from 11 a.m. on
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, by the Mesa County Health Department.

According to the National Weather Service, Grand Junction Field office:

VERY STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. WIND
GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE EXPECTED BY LATE THIS AFTERNOON…WITH
PEAK GUSTS REACHING 60 TO 65 MPH IN THE DESERTS OF EASTERN UTAH.
IMPACTS: FIRE STARTS WILL BE DIFFICULT, IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE, TO
CONTROL.
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.

For more information, call Mesa County Health Department at 248-6900.