Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
248 PM MDT SAT JUL 16 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT SATURDAY
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 220 THROUGH 230...WHICH INCLUDES TELLER COUNTY AND
THE RAMPART RANGE...EL PASO...PUEBLO...HUERFANO AND WESTERN LAS
ANIMAS COUNTIES...THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER
VALLEY...FREMONT COUNTY...THE EASTERN SAN JUAN AND LA GARITA
MOUNTAINS...THE SAN LUIS VALLEY... THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...THE WET MOUNTAINS AND THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY...

COZ220>230-170300-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0020.000000T0000Z-160717T0300Z/
UPPER ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY INCLUDING LAKE COUNTY AND CHAFFEE
COUNTY-
TELLER COUNTY/RAMPART RANGE INCLUDING PIKES PEAK AND FLORISSANT
FOSSIL BEDS NATIONAL MONUMENT-
FREMONT COUNTY INCLUDING CANON CITY/HOWARD/TEXAS CREEK-
EASTERN SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS AND LA GARITA MOUNTAINS INCLUDING WOLF
CREEK PASS AND CREEDE-
SAN LUIS VALLEY INCLUDING ALAMOSA/DEL NORTE/FORT GARLAND/SAGUACHE-
SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE INCLUDING SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS/WET
MOUNTAINS/LA VETA PASS-
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY INCLUDING MONUMENT AND BLACK FOREST-
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-
248 PM MDT SAT JUL 16 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 220...221...222...223...224...225...226...227...228
...229 AND 230...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 220...221...222...223...
  224...225...226...227...228...229 AND 230.

* WINDS...WEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...RAPID IGNITION...GROWTH AND SPREAD OF FIRES WILL BE
  POSSIBLE.

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.

&&

$$
SR



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