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fire weather
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands, CO

COZ226>237-231615-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0022.170323T1700Z-170324T0200Z/
Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest-
Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado
Springs-Pueblo County Including Pueblo-
Huerfano County Including Walsenburg-
Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher-
Crowley County Including Ordway-
Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands-
Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon-
Kiowa County Including Eads-Bent County Including Las Animas-
Prowers County Including Lamar-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
614 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT
THURSDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 226...227...228...229...230...231...232...
233...234...235...236 AND 237...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 226...227...228...229...
230...231...232...233...234...235...236 and 237.

* Winds...southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 10 percent.

* Impacts...conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. Strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels
will result in the potential for extreme fire behavior. Burning
or any other activities that could accidentally spark a wildfire
should be postponed.

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East Central Plains, NM

NMZ103-104-108-231200-
/O.CON.KABQ.FW.W.0013.170323T1900Z-170324T0100Z/
Northeast Highlands-Northeast Plains-East Central Plains-
701 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 7 PM MDT
THURSDAY...

* AREA AND TIMING...The East Central Plains, Northeast Plains, and
the plains portion of the Northeast Highlands much of Thursday afternoon
through early evening.

* 20 FOOT WINDS...South to Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts 55 to
to 65 mph. Turning westerly by late afternoon.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly
and will be hard to control. Long range spotting and extreme
fire behavior will be possible. Outdoor burning should not be
done.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Please advise the appropriate officials or fire crews in the
field of this Red Flag Warning.

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Watches

fire weather
Morton, KS

KSZ061-074-084-231200-
/O.NEW.KDDC.FW.A.0011.170323T1700Z-170324T0100Z/
Hamilton-Stanton-Morton-
213 PM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017 /113 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017/

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 061...074 AND 084...

The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Fire
Weather Watch For wind and low relative humidity...which is in
effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Affected Area...in Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...
Fire Weather Zone 074 Stanton and Fire Weather Zone 084 Morton.

* Winds...south 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 15 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior
and spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not advised.

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.

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high wind
Curry County, NM

NMZ523-526-528-529-531>540-231000-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0009.170323T1800Z-170324T0200Z/
Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
332 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* LOCATION...much of the eastern highlands and plains of New
Mexico.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day on Thursday, then
become very strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will
trend downward with sunset, but will probably remain hazardous
in many locations Thursday night and especially Friday.

* VISIBILITY...dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne and power
lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
winds will be dangerous on northwest-to-southeast oriented
roads, like Highway 285 from Eldorado to Mesa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

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Roosevelt County, NM

NMZ523-526-528-529-531>540-231000-
/O.NEW.KABQ.HW.A.0009.170323T1800Z-170324T0200Z/
Central Highlands-South Central Mountains-Far Northeast Highlands-
Northeast Highlands-Harding County-Eastern San Miguel County-
Guadalupe County-Quay County-Curry County-Roosevelt County-
De Baca County-Chaves County Plains-Eastern Lincoln County-
Southwest Chaves County-
332 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
THURSDAY EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a High
Wind Watch, which is in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening.

* LOCATION...much of the eastern highlands and plains of New
Mexico.

* WINDS...Southwest 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.

* TIMING...Winds will strengthen around mid day on Thursday, then
become very strong during the mid to late afternoon. Speeds will
trend downward with sunset, but will probably remain hazardous
in many locations Thursday night and especially Friday.

* VISIBILITY...dropping to 1 to 3 miles at times in dust prone
locations.

* LOCAL IMPACTS...unsecured objects may become airborne and power
lines may topple over. Power outages will be possible. Cross
winds will be dangerous on northwest-to-southeast oriented
roads, like Highway 285 from Eldorado to Mesa.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Remember, A High Wind Watch means conditions are favorable for a
potentially damaging high wind event in and close to the watch
area. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph
or more can lead to property damage. Monitor the latest forecasts
at weather.gov/abq, listen to NOAA weather radio or your favorite
media outlet.

&&

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Springfield Vicinity/Baca County, CO

COZ084>089-093>099-231215-
/O.CON.KPUB.HW.A.0005.170324T0900Z-170324T2300Z/
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Ft-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Ft-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
Crowley County-La Junta Vicinity/Otero County-
Eastern Las Animas County-Western Kiowa County-
Eastern Kiowa County-Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County-
Lamar Vicinity/Prowers County-Springfield Vicinity/Baca County-
INCLUDING Black Forest, Colorado Springs, Peterson AFB, Pueblo,
Walsenburg, Trinidad, Ordway, Olney Springs, La Junta,
Rocky Ford, Branson, Kim, Eads, Sheridan Lake, Las Animas, Lamar,
Springfield, and Walsh
1009 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

...HIGH WIND WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM LATE THURSDAY NIGHT
THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON...

* LOCATION...all of the Southeast Colorado Plains, including
Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Trinidad, La Junta,
Lamar and Springfield.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...a strong cold front will drop south across
the Eastern Colorado Plains late Thursday night, and through
the day on Friday.

* WIND...north at 35 to 45 mph with gusts in excess of 65 mph.

* IMPACT...these winds will pose a hazard to high profile
vehicles, especially on east to west oriented roadways. Winds
may also take down power lines and trees, knock out power,
cause property damage, and reduced visibilities; due to snow
over the Palmer Divide, and possibly dust across the Eastern
Plains.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous
high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of
58 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest
forecasts.

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