Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
918 AM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS MUCH OF NORTHEAST COLORADO TODAY...

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

COZ215-216-238>251-250000-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-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-
918 AM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND 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 THIS MORNING AND CONTINUE
  THROUGH THIS EVENING.

* WINDS...WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO AROUND 45 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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