Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Denver/Boulder, CO

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
554 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FROM 11 AM MDT TUESDAY MORNING TO 8 PM MDT
TUESDAY EVENING ACROSS THE PALMER DIVIDE REGION AND NORTHEAST
PLAINS OF COLORADO...

.THE COMBINATION OF TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER TO MID 70S...GUSTY
SOUTH WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS WILL PRODUCE
CRITICAL RANGELAND FIRE DANGER ON THE PLAINS OF NORTHEAST
COLORADO FROM LATE THIS MORNING THROUGH EARLY THIS EVENING.

COZ241-242-244>251-142000-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0009.150414T1700Z-150415T0200Z/
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST 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-
554 AM MDT TUE APR 14 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR THE NORTHEAST PLAINS OF COLORADO...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 241...242...244...245...
  246...247...248...249...250 AND 251.

* TIMING...11 AM MDT UNTIL 8 PM MDT.

* WINDS...SOUTH 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WILL BE LIKELY IN DRY
  VEGETATION BECAUSE OF THE VERY WARM TEMPERATURES...LOW
  HUMIDITIES AND GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. THE COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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