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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
1000 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...POSSIBLE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SATURDAY AFTERNOON
EAST OF THE PALMER DIVIDE...

.AN APPROACHING STORM WILL PUSH WARM...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS
OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS OF COLORADO SATURDAY.

COZ246-247-251200-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.A.0002.140426T1800Z-140427T0200Z/
NORTH AND NORTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTH LINCOLN
COUNTY-
SOUTHEAST ELBERT COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
1000 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
LINCOLN AND EASTERN ELBERT COUNTIES...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 246 AND
247...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 246 AND 247.

* TIMING...STARTING AROUND NOON ON SATURDAY UNTIL 8 PM...

* WINDS...SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

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

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AND RAPID RATES OF SPREAD WILL
  BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
301 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW
HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FROM NOON TO 8 PM SATURDAY...FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 222 AND 226 THROUGH 237...WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF THE
SOUTHEAST PLAINS...FREMONT COUNTY AND THE INTERSTATE 25
CORRIDOR...

COZ222-226>237-251315-
/O.NEW.KPUB.FW.A.0010.140426T1800Z-140427T0200Z/
FREMONT COUNTY-NORTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-SOUTHERN EL PASO COUNTY-
PUEBLO COUNTY-HUERFANO COUNTY-WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
CROWLEY COUNTY-OTERO COUNTY-EASTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTY-
KIOWA COUNTY-BENT COUNTY-PROWERS COUNTY-BACA COUNTY-
301 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...229...230...231...
232...233...234...235...236 AND 237...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER
WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...
  229...230...231...232...233...234...235...236 AND 237.

* WINDS...SOUTHWEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 8 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE GROWTH
  AND SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$


Hazardous Weather Outlook


HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER/BOULDER CO
1045 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

COZ030>051-251645-
JACKSON COUNTY BELOW 9000 FEET-
WEST JACKSON AND WEST GRAND COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
GRAND AND SUMMIT COUNTIES BELOW 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND EAST JACKSON/LARIMER/NORTH AND NORTHEAST GRAND/
NORTHWEST BOULDER COUNTIES ABOVE 9000 FEET-
SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST GRAND/WEST CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST BOULDER/
GILPIN/CLEAR CREEK/SUMMIT/NORTH AND WEST PARK COUNTIES ABOVE
9000 FEET-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-
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST PARK COUNTY-
LARIMER COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/NORTHWEST WELD COUNTY-
BOULDER AND JEFFERSON COUNTIES BELOW 6000 FEET/WEST BROOMFIELD
COUNTY-
NORTH DOUGLAS COUNTY BELOW 6000 FEET/DENVER/WEST ADAMS AND
ARAPAHOE COUNTIES/EAST BROOMFIELD COUNTY-
ELBERT/CENTRAL AND EAST DOUGLAS COUNTIES ABOVE 6000 FEET-
NORTHEAST WELD COUNTY-CENTRAL AND SOUTH 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-
1045 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR NORTHEAST AND NORTH CENTRAL
COLORADO.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

IT WILL BE DRY AND MILD TODAY. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST
TO 30 MPH ALONG THE WYOMING BORDER AND NORTHEAST PLAINS.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...FRIDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY

IT WILL BE DRY AND WARM WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES...
INCREASING WINDS...AND HIGHER FIRE DANGER OVER THE EASTERN PLAINS
ON FRIDAY AND EVEN MORE SATURDAY...MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM
STERLING TO LIMON DUE TO STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

BY SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MAY
BEGIN TO IMPACT THE AREA. FAR NORTHEAST COLORADO COULD SEE
CONVECTION SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING WITH A SEVERE STORM
POSSIBLE...BUT THE MAIN THREAT OF ANY SEVERE WEATHER SHOULD STAY
FARTHER EAST INTO THE CENTRAL PLAINS STATES. IN THE MOUNTAINS...
HEAVY SNOWFALL WILL BE POSSIBLE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY
ALONG WITH BLOWING SNOW AND HAZARDOUS WINTER DRIVING CONDITIONS.
IN LOWER ELEVATIONS...LOOK FOR A GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND A
FEW THUNDERSTORMS...WITH TEMPERATURES TURNING COLD ENOUGH FOR A
LITTLE SNOW POSSIBLY MIXED IN SUNDAY EVENING INTO THE NIGHT.

COOL WEATHER WILL THEN PERSIST THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK
ALONG WITH A SMALL CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TODAY OR TONIGHT.

$$
D_L/KRIEDERMAN

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