Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
936 AM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FOR LOW HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY WINDS
FOR PORTIONS OF THE NORTHERN PLAINS NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER...

.CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE
NORTHERN PLAINS NEAR THE WYOMING BORDER TODAY FROM 10 AM UNTIL 6
PM. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE NORTHWEST THAT
WILL KEEP WINDS STRONG WITH DECREASED HUMIDITIES BEHIND IT.
CONDITIONS MAY CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING HOURS AND COMBINED WITH
DRY FUELS FROM LACK OF RAIN OVER THE LAST WEEK INCREASED FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS EXIST.

COZ238-242-248-232345-
/O.NEW.KBOU.FW.W.0018.160823T1600Z-160824T0000Z/
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-LOGAN COUNTY-
936 AM MDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR AREAS OF LARIMER...WELD AND
LOGAN COUNTIES NEAR WYOMING BORDER...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN EFFECT
UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 238...242 AND 248.

* WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM 7 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES COMBINED
  WITH GUSTY WINDS WILL CREATE CONDITIONS THAT ARE FAVORABLE FOR
  RAPID FIRE SPREAD. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

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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