Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
452 AM MDT WED OCT 29 2014

...GUSTY WEST WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

.UPPER RIDGING WILL BRING A WARMER AND DRIER AIRMASS
TODAY...ALLOWING FOR MINIMUM HUMIDITY READINGS NEAR 10 PERCENT.
GUSTY WEST WINDS OVER THE MOSQUITO RANGE ARE EXPECTED TO PUSH
DOWN INTO SOUTH PARK WITH GUSTS OF 25-30 MPH...WITH THE STRONGEST
WINDS AND LOWEST HUMIDITY EXPECTED OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
ZONE.

COZ214-291900-
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CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
452 AM MDT WED OCT 29 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH PARK...

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

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 214...WITH THE MOST CRITICAL
  CONDITIONS OVER THE WESTERN HALF OF THE ZONE.

* TIMING...WEST WINDS WILL BEGIN INCREASING AFTER 1000 AM WITH
  GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER NOON. LOW HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BEGIN
  RECOVERING AROUND SUNSET HOWEVER WINDS MAY REMAIN GUSTY PAST
  SUNSET.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 11 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS
  MAY CREATE ERRATIC AND EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IF A FIRE STARTS.

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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