Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
333 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM
TODAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 227 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES SOUTHERN EL
PASO...PUEBLO...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS...CROWLEY...OTERO...KIOWA...
BENT...PROWERS AND BACA COUNTIES...

COZ227>237-240100-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0008.170223T1800Z-170224T0100Z/
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-
Kiowa County Including Eads-Bent County Including Las Animas-
Prowers County Including Lamar-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
333 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 227...228...229...
230...231...232 AND 233...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 227...228...229...230...
  231...232...233...234...235...236 and 237.

* Winds...west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

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

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
  growth and spread of fires Thursday morning through the early
  evening hours.

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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