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MountainTownAlerts created the topic: Red Flag Warning in effect until 8pm 14 Jun 2018 09:55 #1


URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
932 AM MDT Thu Jun 14 2018

...HIGH FIRE DANGER TODAY...

.A combination of very warm temperatures, low humidities, gusty southwest winds, and isolated high based showers and thunderstorms with stronger outflow winds will bring high fire danger to the area today.

There is potential for dry thunderstorms that may produce new fire starts, and strong, shifting outflow winds in excess of 40 mph which may fan any existing fires.

COZ212-214>218-241-142345-
/O.EXB.KBOU.FW.W.0029.180614T1800Z-180615T0200Z/
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Central and Southeast Park County
-
Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet
-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
932 AM MDT Thu Jun 14 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE MOUNTAINS, FOOTHILLS, AND
PALMER DIVIDE
...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag Warning FOR WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FROM POTENTIALLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS, which is in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 212...214...215...216...
217...218 and 241.

* Timing...From noon today through 8 pm MDT this evening

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Impacts...Warm temperatures, low humidities and gusty winds will cause vegetation to dry out and make dangerous fire behavior possible. Rapid growth and spread of fires can be anticipated under these conditions. New fire starts and strong, shifting winds will also be possible from dry thunderstorms. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged if not prohibited. Check with local authorities on any burn bans in effect.

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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