Forecasted high winds and dry conditions call for NWS Fire Watch.
It's already been a challenging spring for wildfires and this summer's predicted to be one of the worst seasons in recent history. The first official Fire Weather Watch has been issued for this Thursday, May 10th for most of the Grand Valley and the City of Grand Junction.
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire Weather Watch for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.
Contributing factors include:
-Winds predicted to be from the southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. -Low humidity levels at just.8 to 13%.
-Impacts...New fire starts may be difficult or impossible to control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.