Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:10 AM MST Feb. 22, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am to 6 PM MST for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
241... 246... and 247...

* affected area... fire weather zones 241... 246 and 247... eastern
Douglas... Elbert... and Lincoln counties.

* Timing... fire danger will increase this morning and be extreme
this afternoon.

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

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

* Impacts... fires will ignite easily and spread rapidly due to dry
fuels and strong winds.

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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