Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
700 AM MDT THURSDAY MARCH 16 2017

Todays topic during this Colorado Flood and Wildfire Awareness Week
is wildfire forecasts...watches and warnings. In the past..wildfires
have occurred during many different times of the year.

To assist in the preparation for fire...the National Weather Service
provides a variety of fire weather forecast products. A Fire Weather
Watch may be issued if...in the next 12 to 48 hours...the forecast
includes gusty winds of 25 mph or greater...relative humidities of
less than 15 percent for at least three hours...dry lightning...or a
combination of weather and fuel conditions that may make large
wildfires possible.

A Red Flag Warning will be issued if these same critical fire
conditions are forecast within the next 24 hours.

More information is available from your National Weather Service at:
http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/fire
or from your Department of Homeland Security at:
http://www.ready.gov/wildfires.

For more information on wildfires and wildfire safety, go to this
web page: www.weather.gov/boulder and click on the awareness week
story, in the news headlines, then click on Thursdays entry.

Colorado Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week continues through this Saturday.

WFO BOU
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