Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
410 AM 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.

COZ241-246-247-222000-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0005.170222T1800Z-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-
410 AM MST Wed Feb 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MST FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
241...246...AND 247...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 241...246 and 247...eastern
  Douglas...Elbert...and Lincoln counties.

* Timing...Fire danger will increase this morning and be extreme
  this afternoon.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* 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.

&&

$$

Gimmestad



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