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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 10:50 PM MDT Sep. 20, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM MDT
Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 207 and 290...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 207 southwest
Colorado lower forecast area and fire weather zone 290 Paradox
Valley forecast area.

* Winds... by early afternoon south winds will be increasing to
15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph in portions of southwest

* Relative humidity... 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts and existing fires could be difficult or
impossible to control due to fast rates of spread.

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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