Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
305 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY LEVELS AND DRY FUELS THROUGH 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONE 224 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH
237...WHICH INCLUDES THE SAN LUIS VALLEY...THE INTERSTATE 25
CORRIDOR AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS...

COZ224-226>237-240200-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0015.000000T0000Z-140424T0200Z/
SAN LUIS VALLEY-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-
305 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
224 AND FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES THE
SAN LUIS VALLEY...THE INTERSTATE 25 CORRIDOR AND ALL OF THE
SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 224...226...227...228...
  229...230...231...232...233...234...235...236 AND 237.

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

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE
  GROWTH AND SPREAD CAN BE EXPECTED 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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