North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:59 PM MDT Apr. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for South Park... southern
Front Range foothills... Palmer Divide... Denver... and adjacent
plains east and northeast through Weld and Lincoln counties...

* affected area... fire weather zones 214... 216... 240... 241...
242... 243... 244... 245... 246 and 247.

* Timing... strong winds and low humidities will remain in place
through early evening. The humidities will improve this
evening, but it will remain windy overnight.

* Winds... southeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for new fire starts and
rapid wildfire growth.

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.

Open burning is strongly discouraged if not prohibited on red flag
days.





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