Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
329 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO TODAY...

COZ215-216-238>251-250000-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-150325T0000Z/
LARIMER AND BOULDER COUNTIES BETWEEN 6000 AND 9000 FEET-
JEFFERSON AND WEST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET/GILPIN/CLEAR
CREEK/NORTHEAST PARK COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH WELD COUNTY-MORGAN COUNTY-
CENTRAL AND EAST ADAMS AND ARAPAHOE COUNTIES-
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
LOGAN COUNTY-WASHINGTON COUNTY-SEDGWICK COUNTY-PHILLIPS COUNTY-
329 PM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR NORTHEAST AND
EAST CENTRAL COLORADO...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 215...216...238...239...
  240...241...242...243...244...245...246...247...248...249...
  250 AND 251.

* TIMING...STRONG WINDS GUSTING TO 35 MPH AND DRY HUMIDITIES
  BETWEEN 12 AND 16 PERCENT WILL CONTINUE LATE THIS AFTERNOON
  THEN SLOWLY IMPROVE NEAR SUNSET.

* WINDS...WEST TO NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...NEW AND EXISTING FIRES MAY EXPERIENCE RAPID FIRE
  GROWTH.

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.

&&

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