987  
WWUS85 KPUB 230007  
RFWPUB  
 
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO  
607 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
...A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM THURSDAY  
FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE WEATHER  
ZONES 226 THROUGH 237 WHICH INCLUDES THE I-25 CORRIDOR AND ALL OF  
THE SOUTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS...  
 
COZ229-230-233-231615-  
/O.CAN.KPUB.FW.W.0021.000000T0000Z-170323T0100Z/  
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0022.170323T1700Z-170324T0200Z/  
HUERFANO COUNTY INCLUDING WALSENBURG-  
WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING TRINIDAD AND THATCHER-  
EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY INCLUDING PINON CANYON-  
607 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT  
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE  
WEATHER ZONES 229...230 AND 233...  
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS CANCELLED THE RED FLAG  
WARNING FOR TODAY THAT WAS IN EFFECT FOR HUERFANO AND LAS ANIMAS  
COUNTIES.  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 229...230 AND 233.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.  
 
* 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 EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND DRY FUELS  
WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. BURNING  
OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT COULD ACCIDENTALLY SPARK A WILDFIRE  
SHOULD BE POSTPONED.  
 
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.  
 

 
 

 
 
COZ226>228-231-232-234>237-231615-  
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0022.170323T1700Z-170324T0200Z/  
NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY INCLUDING MONUMENT AND BLACK FOREST-  
SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY INCLUDING FORT CARSON AND COLORADO  
SPRINGS-PUEBLO COUNTY INCLUDING PUEBLO-  
CROWLEY COUNTY INCLUDING ORDWAY-  
OTERO COUNTY INCLUDING LA JUNTA AND WESTERN COMANCHE GRASSLANDS-  
KIOWA COUNTY INCLUDING EADS-BENT COUNTY INCLUDING LAS ANIMAS-  
PROWERS COUNTY INCLUDING LAMAR-  
BACA COUNTY INCLUDING SPRINGFIELD AND EASTERN COMANCHE GRASSLANDS-  
607 PM MDT WED MAR 22 2017  
 
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT  
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE  
WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...231...232...234...235...236 AND  
237...  
 
* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...231...  
232...234...235...236 AND 237.  
 
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.  
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT.  
 
* 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 EXPECTED. STRONG WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND DRY FUELS  
WILL RESULT IN THE POTENTIAL FOR EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR. BURNING  
OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT COULD ACCIDENTALLY SPARK A WILDFIRE  
SHOULD BE POSTPONED.  
 

 
 

 
 
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