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Red Flag Warning issued for northeastern Colorado
Strong winds will develop as a storm system exits northeast Colorado Tuesday morning. The wind will persist through the day. Low relative humidities in the teens and some dry fuels will likely further exacerbate the fire danger.

The Red Flag Warning in effect from 9 am to 6 pm MDT Tuesday for wind, low relative humidity and dry fuels for the southern Front Range foothills and adjacent urban corridor.

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 9 am to 6 pm MDT Tuesday.

Affected area: Fire Weather zones 216, 239 and 240.
Timing: strong winds will develop Tuesday morning and continue through Tuesday afternoon.
Winds: west 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Relative humidity: as low as 13 percent.
Impacts: New and existing fires may experience rapid fire growth.

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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.



Created:03/23/15, Modified:03/23/15, expires:03/24/15, priority:0