Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
413 AM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY UNTIL 8
PM THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES...AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226 THROUGH
233...WHICH INCLUDES EL PASO...PUEBLO...CROWLEY...OTERO...EASTERN
HUERFANO AND LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES...

COZ226>233-240200-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0021.160923T1800Z-160924T0200Z/
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-
CROWLEY COUNTY INCLUDING ORDWAY-
OTERO COUNTY INCLUDING LA JUNTA AND WESTERN COMANCHE GRASSLANDS-
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING PINON CANYON-
413 AM MDT FRI SEP 23 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT
THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 227...228...229...230...
231 AND 232...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...
  230...231...232 AND 233.

* WINDS...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...CONDITIONS WILL BE FAVORABLE FOR EXTREME FIRE
  BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF GROWTH AND SPREAD 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.

&&

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