Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
308 PM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM TODAY FOR GUSTY
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS...FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
234...236 AND 237...WHICH INCLUDES KIOWA...PROWERS AND BACA
COUNTIES...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND
DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...229...
230...231...232 AND 233...WHICH INCLUDES EL PASO...PUEBLO...
FREMONT...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS...CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES...

COZ234-236-237-210100-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170221T0100Z/
Kiowa County Including Eads-Prowers County Including Lamar-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
308 PM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 234...236 AND 237...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 234...236 and 237.

* Winds...North 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid growth and
  spread of fires.

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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COZ222-226>233-211415-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.A.0003.170222T1800Z-170223T0100Z/
Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest-
Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado
Springs-Pueblo County Including Pueblo-
Huerfano County Including Walsenburg-
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-
308 PM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING THROUGH
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...
228...229...230...231...232 AND 233...

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for gusty winds...low relative humidity and dry fuels,
which is in effect from Wednesday morning through Wednesday
afternoon.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 222...226...227...228...
  229...230...231...232 and 233.

* Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing...Late Wednesday morning into late Wednesday afternoon.

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

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid growth and
spread of fires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

$$



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