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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
551 PM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR TODAY EXPIRES AT 6 PM MDT...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITIES AND
DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...229...
230...231...232 AND 233...WHICH INCLUDES EL PASO...PUEBLO...
FREMONT...HUERFANO...LAS ANIMAS...CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES...

COZ222-226>233-211700-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.A.0003.170222T1800Z-170223T0100Z/
Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek-
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-
551 PM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...
227...228...229...230...231...232 AND 233...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 222...226...227...228...
  229...230...231...232 and 233.

* Winds...west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing...Late Wednesday morning into late Wednesday afternoon.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 8 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid growth
  and spread of fires.

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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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Albuquerque NM
729 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS
AND NORTHEAST HIGHLANDS BELOW SIGNIFICANT SNOWPACK DUE TO STRONG
WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THURSDAY FOR THE EASTERN PLAINS AND LOWER
TO MIDDLE RIO GRANDE VALLEY DUE TO STRONG WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND
AN UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE...

.THE UPPER RIDGE WHICH WILL GIVE A WARMER AND DRIER TREND TODAY
AND TUESDAY WILL BEGIN TO BREAK DOWN ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AS
A STRONG PACIFIC JET TAKES AIM ON NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEW MEXICO.
STRONGER SURFACE WINDS WILL DEVELOP ON BOTH DAYS AS DAYTIME
MIXING INCREASES. THURSDAY`S WIND SPEEDS LOOK TO BE QUITE STRONG.
THE ATMOSPHERE WILL ALSO BE DRY AND UNSTABLE WITH ABOVE TO WELL
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND UNUSUALLY HIGH MIXING HEIGHTS.
SUNSHINE WILL ALSO BE ABUNDANT BOTH AFTERNOON`S...ESPECIALLY ON
THURSDAY WITH A DISTINCT DRY SLOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE COLD FRONT
AND JET.

NMZ103-211400-
/O.NEW.KABQ.FW.A.0005.170222T1900Z-170223T0000Z/
Northeast Highlands-
729 AM MST Mon Feb 20 2017

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a Fire
Weather Watch...which is in effect Wednesday afternoon.

* AREA AND TIMING...PLAINS OR LOWER ELEVATION PORTION OF THE NORTHEAST
  HIGHLANDS WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.


* 20 FOOT WINDS...WESTERLY 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS POSSIBLE TO 35
  MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MINIMUM VALUES 10 TO 15 PERCENT ALONG AND
  EAST OF INTERSTATE 25.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
  Outdoor burning is not recommended.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Fire Weather Watch.

&&

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