Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
127 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER SOUTH OF DENVER TODAY...

Warm temperatures and gusty winds will produce elevated fire
danger across the plains of Colorado again today. Conditions will
be worst in areas south of Interstate 70 this afternoon.

COZ241-246-247-230100-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0005.000000T0000Z-170223T0100Z/
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
127 PM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MST THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 241...
246...AND 247...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 241...246 and 247.

* Timing...Fire danger will stay elevated and continue to be
  extreme through the afternoon.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph..especially
  over eastern Douglas and western Elbert counties.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts...Fires will ignite easily and spread rapidly due to
  dry fuels and strong winds.

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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