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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 4:18 PM MDT on March 22, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 24, 2017

... High wind watch in effect Friday...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a high wind
watch, which is in effect from Friday morning through Friday

* Timing... strong north winds are expected from Friday morning
through later afternoon.

* Winds... north winds at 25 to 40 mph with gusts to 60 mph are

* Impacts... very strong and gusty winds may cause damage to trees
and power lines and disrupt power. Drivers of light weight and
high profile vehicles are especially susceptible to sudden and
erratic cross winds.

* In addition... the strong winds over the Palmer Ridge may be
accompany by snow Friday morning. Blowing snow can create
significantly reduced visibilities causing hazardous driving

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

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:23 PM MDT on March 22, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 23, 2017

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 6 PM MDT
Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for the Palmer Divide
and adjacent plains including Denver and areas east and

* affected area... fire weather zones 216... 239... 240... 241...
245... 246... 247 and 249.

* Timing... gusty southerly winds will develop by midday Thursday
the afternoon with the relative humidities dropping to around
10 percent by early afternoon.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 10 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for rapid ignition of
dry vegetation, fire growth and spread. Any outdoor burning is
strongly discouraged, and in some areas, illegal. Check with
local law enforcement.

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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