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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
257 PM MST Sun Nov 19 2017

...Critical fire weather conditions across northern plains
possible Monday late morning into the afternoon...

.Unseasonably warm and dry conditions Monday will combine with
strong westerly winds to create possible critical fire weather
conditions. Cured grasses will likely be able to carry fire
quickly if started.

COZ238-242-248>251-200600-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.A.0023.171120T1800Z-171121T0000Z/
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Northeast Weld County-Logan County-Washington County-
Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
257 PM MST Sun Nov 19 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING
THROUGH MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
THE FAR NORTHERN AND NORTHEASTERN PLAINS INCLUDING NORTHERN
LARIMER, NORTHERN WELD, LOGAN, SEDGWICK, PHILLIPS AND WASHINGTON
COUNTIES...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 238...242...248...249...
  250 and 251.

* Timing...Strong westerly winds are expected will develop after
  10 AM MST Monday morning and continue through 5 PM Monday
  afternoon.

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

* Relative Humidity...As low as 11 percent.

* Impacts...Weather conditions will be favorable for rapid fire
  growth if started.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
Red Flag Warnings.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1056 AM MST Sun Nov 19 2017

COZ030>051-201800-
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
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-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1056 AM MST Sun Nov 19 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

It will be dry across the forecast area today and tonight.
Downsloping winds will increase later this evening and continue
on Monday. Gusts up to 60 mph are possible form the divide
eastward across the foothills into the western Front Range plains.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Monday through Saturday

Strong westerly winds expected in the mountains, foothills,
Cheyenne Ridge and normal wind prone areas of the adjacent plains
Monday. Winds will likely peak Monday morning, with gusts of 65 to
70 mph in the foothills. Winds will spread east along the Wyoming
and Nebraska borders with very low humidity, resulting in possible
critical fire weather conditions. Snow will push into the
mountains Monday night into Tuesday morning with 1 to 4 inches
expected. Low visibility over passes will be likely due to blowing
snow.

Tuesday through Saturday will feature unseasonably warm and dry
conditions.


.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.



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