Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
321 PM MDT FRI APR 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
228...230...231...232...233 AND 235...WHICH INCLUDES
CROWLEY...BENT...OTERO...LAS ANIMAS AND PUEBLO COUNTIES...

COZ228-230>233-235-231330-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.W.0016.160423T1700Z-160424T0100Z/
PUEBLO COUNTY INCLUDING PUEBLO-
WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING TRINIDAD AND THATCHER-
CROWLEY COUNTY INCLUDING ORDWAY-
OTERO COUNTY INCLUDING LA JUNTA AND WESTERN COMANCHE GRASSLANDS-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING PINON CANYON-
BENT COUNTY INCLUDING LAS ANIMAS-
321 PM MDT FRI APR 22 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
228...230...231...232...233 AND 235...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 228...230...231...232...
  233 AND 235.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH
  IN THE AFTERNOON.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 13 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES MAY IGNITE...GROW AND SPREAD RAPIDLY. THE
  POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL EXIST.

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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