Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
247 PM MDT SUN APR 24 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON UNTIL 8 PM MONDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 222...228...229 AND 230...WHICH INCLUDES FREMONT
COUNTY...PUEBLO COUNTY...HUERFANO COUNTY AND WESTERN LAS ANIMAS
COUNTY...

COZ222-228>230-251300-
/O.UPG.KPUB.FW.A.0010.160425T1800Z-160426T0200Z/
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.W.0017.160425T1800Z-160426T0200Z/
FREMONT COUNTY INCLUDING CANON CITY/HOWARD/TEXAS CREEK-
PUEBLO COUNTY INCLUDING PUEBLO-
HUERFANO COUNTY INCLUDING WALSENBURG-
WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING TRINIDAD AND THATCHER-
247 PM MDT SUN APR 24 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT MONDAY FOR LOW
HUMIDITY VALUES AND GUSTY WINDS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
222...228...229 AND 230...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT MONDAY. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...228...229 AND 230.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S

* LIGHTNING...A FEW ISOLATED LIGHTNING STRIKES MAY OCCUR VERY LATE
  IN THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* IMPACTS...RAPID IGNITION...GROWTH AND SPREAD OF FIRES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. A
COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM
TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

HODANISH



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