Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
352 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued for 11 AM through 8 PM
today for gusty winds, low relative humidity values, high Haines
indices and dry fuels for fire weather zones 220 through 222, 224
through 233 and 235, which includes the San Luis Valley, the lower
elevations of the Sangre de Cristo, Wet Mountains, Pikes Peak and
the Rampart Range, and Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, El Paso, Pueblo,
Crowley, Huerfano, Las Animas, Bent and Otero Counties...

COZ220>222-224>233-235-200200-
/O.EXT.KPUB.FW.W.0029.180419T1700Z-180420T0200Z/
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-
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-
Crowley County Including Ordway-
Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands-
Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon-
Bent County Including Las Animas-
352 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW HUMIDITY, HIGH HAINES
INDICES AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
220...221...222...224...225...226...227...228...229...230...
231...232...233 AND 235...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 220...221...222...224...
  225...226...227...228...229...230...231...232...233 and 235.

* Winds...South 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 9 percent.

* Haines...5.

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

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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