946  
WWUS85 KBOU 211703  
RFWBOU  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO  
1103 AM MDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
...DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF THE EASTERN  
PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON...  
 
.NEAR RECORD HIGH TEMPERATURES, A DRY AIRMASS, AND GUSTY SOUTH TO  
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IN AREAS SOUTH  
OF INTERSTATE 76 THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
COZ241-245>247-249-220100-  
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0025.170921T1800Z-170922T0100Z/  
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-  
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-  
WASHINGTON COUNTY-  
1103 AM MDT THU SEP 21 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM MDT THIS EVENING  
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE PALMER DIVIDE AND  
PARTS OF THE EASTERN PLAINS...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 241...245...246...247 AND  
249.  
 
* TIMING...UNTIL 7 PM MDT THURSDAY.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 9 PERCENT.  
 
* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS ALONG WITH A DRY AIRMASS AND ABOVE  
NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL CAUSE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER  
CONDITIONS ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.  
 
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 WILL  
MAKE FIRE STARTS MORE LIKELY AND CAN CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE  
BEHAVIOR.  
 

 
 

 
 
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