Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
936 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO ON
TUESDAY...

.STRONG WINDS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS NORTHEAST COLORADO TUESDAY
MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH THE DAY. LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN
THE TEENS AND DRY FUELS WILL LIKELY FURTHER EXACERBATE THE FIRE
DANGER.

COZ215-216-238>251-241200-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0002.150324T1500Z-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-
936 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 6 PM MDT
TUESDAY FOR WIND...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY 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 WILL DEVELOP TUESDAY MORNING AND
  CONTINUE INTO EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 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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