Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...Red Flag Warning for the Southern Foothills, Palmer Divide and
northeast Plains, including Denver this afternoon...

Conditions will be very warm and dry through this afternoon, with
gusty southerly winds expected. Colder temperatures coupled with
rain and snow will sweep across across much of the region tonight
and Friday.

COZ216-239>242-244>251-232045-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0018.170323T1800Z-170324T0000Z/
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
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-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-
643 AM MDT Thu Mar 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR Southern Foothills,
Palmer Divide and Northeast Plains, including Denver...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 216...239...240...241...
  242...244...245...246...247...248...249...250 and 251.

* Timing...Gusty southerly winds will develop by midday and
  continue through this afternoon with the relative humidities
  dropping to around 10 percent.

* Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid ignition of
  dry vegetation, fire growth and spread. Any outdoor burning is
  strongly discouraged, and in some areas, illegal. Check with
  local law enforcement.

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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