Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1106 AM MDT Sun Mar 19 2017

...Very High Fire Danger Across Northeast Colorado Today...

.A Red Flag Warning is in effect through early this evening for
very warm, very dry and windy conditions over the northern
foothills and plains.

COZ215-238>240-242>245-248>251-200100-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0016.170319T1800Z-170320T0100Z/
Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 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-Northeast Weld County-
Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-Logan County-
Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1106 AM MDT Sun Mar 19 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AND
ADJACENT PLAINS NEAR THE WYOMING...NEBRASKA BORDER...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 215...238...239...240...
  242...243...244...245...248...249...250 and 251.

* Timing...Conditions will become elevated starting around noon
  today and then decrease by 7 pm this evening.

* Winds...Northwest 10 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 8 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid ignition of
  dry vegetation, fire growth and spread.

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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