Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON...

.Near record high temperatures, a dry airmass, and gusty south to
southwest winds will create very high fire danger in areas south
of Interstate 76 this afternoon.

COZ241-245>247-249-211945-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0025.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Washington County-
531 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WIND AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE PALMER DIVIDE AND PARTS OF THE EASTERN
PLAINS...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 241...245...246...247 and
  249.

* Timing...Noon to 7 PM MDT Thursday.

* Winds...South 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts...Gusty winds along with a dry airmass and above
  normal temperatures will cause critical fire weather
  conditions on Thursday afternoon.

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 will
make fire starts more likely and can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.

&&

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Gimmestad



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