Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
251 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY
LEVELS AND DRY FUELS FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY
EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES
THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO
PLAINS...

COZ226>237-231300-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0015.140423T1800Z-140424T0200Z/
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-PUEBLO COUNTY-
HUERFANO COUNTY-WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-CROWLEY COUNTY-
OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-KIOWA COUNTY-BENT COUNTY-
PROWERS COUNTY-BACA COUNTY-
251 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT
WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...230...231...232...233...
234...235...236 AND 237...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...
  230...231...232...233...234...235...236 AND 237.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 12 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE
  GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

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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