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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
607 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

Strong and gusty winds are already occuring in and near the
foothills this morning. Throughout the day west winds will pick up
from west to east across the Plains, and combined with low
relative humidity, dry fuels, and very warm temperatures will
result in critical fire danger.

COZ238>251-212300-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0004.170221T1800Z-170222T0100Z/
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-
607 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
I-25 CORRIDOR...NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL PLAINS...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 238...239...240...241...
  242...243...244...245...246...247...248...249...250 and 251.

* Timing...Fire Danger will increase by noon on Tuesday and
  continue into early Tuesday Evening.

* Winds...West 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

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

* Impacts...If a fire starts, it will be capable of spreading
  rapidly through grasses and brush due to the 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 unseasonably warm
temperatures will contribute to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$




Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
431 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

COZ030>051-221145-
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-
431 AM MST Tue Feb 21 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 6 PM MST TODAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

The combination of record breaking temperatures and very strong
west winds will result in red flag warning conditions for areas
east of the mountains below 7500 feet elevation, all the way to
the Kansas border. Occasional gusts to 75 mph will be possible in
and near the foothills through midday. East of Interstate 25
winds could gust to 40 mph today. Winds will gradually subside
this evening.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

A change in the weather, back to more winter-like conditions, is
expected to move in to the forecast area on Wednesday. Snow will
become likely in the mountains on Wednesday and continue through
Friday, with a chance of snow after that all weekend on into
early next week. The Plains can expected a chance of snow late
Wednesday night into Friday, with a good chance Thursday and
Thursday evening. Snow accumulations for all the forecast area are
not expected to be significant with this storm. Temperatures will
be above normal on Wednesday, but below seasonal normals Thursday
into Sunday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be required today or tonight.

Schlatter/RJK

$$




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