Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
1143 AM MDT MON APR 25 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM TODAY FOR GUSTY
WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
222...227...228...229 AND 230...WHICH INCLUDES FREMONT...SOUTHERN
EL PASO...PUEBLO...HUERFANO AND WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES...

COZ222-227>230-260200-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0017.160425T1800Z-160426T0200Z/
FREMONT COUNTY INCLUDING CANON CITY/HOWARD/TEXAS CREEK-
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-
1143 AM MDT MON APR 25 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 222...227... 228...229 AND 230...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...227...228...229 AND
  230.

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* 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.

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