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High Wind Watch

Statement as of 10:09 PM MDT on March 22, 2017

Expires 7:00 PM EDT on March 24, 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.





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.




Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 6:14 PM MDT on March 22, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 23, 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.




423 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 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
southeast...

* 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.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:16 PM MDT on March 22, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on March 27, 2017


Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 69
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 33
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 63
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 35
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 72
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 25
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    pk wind 40 mph from W at 1158 am MDT.




516 PM MDT Wed Mar 22 2017

Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 69
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 33
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 63
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 35
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 72
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 25
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    pk wind 40 mph from W at 1158 am MDT.



452 PM MDT Tue Mar 21 2017

Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 67
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 38
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 27 mph from
                    the northeast at 104 am MDT.

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 60
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 35
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 25 mph from
                    the south at 449 PM MDT.

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 70
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 26
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 36 mph from
                    the southwest at 446 PM MDT.




452 PM MDT Tue Mar 21 2017

Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 67
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 38
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 27 mph from
                    the northeast at 104 am MDT.

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 60
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 35
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 25 mph from
                    the south at 449 PM MDT.

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 70
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 26
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    peak wind gust... 36 mph from
                    the southwest at 446 PM MDT.



439 PM MDT Mon Mar 20 2017

Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 84
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 39
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    breaks old record of 83 set in 1997

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 76
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 42
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    breaks old record of 74 set in 1907

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 71
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 23
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    old record was 72 set in 2004
                    did not break




439 PM MDT Mon Mar 20 2017

Pueblo high today... ... ... ... ... .. 84
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 39
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    breaks old record of 83 set in 1997

Colorado sprgs high today... ... ... ... ... .. 76
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 42
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    breaks old record of 74 set in 1907

Alamosa high today... ... ... ... ... .. 71
                    low this morning... ... ... .. 23
                    pcpn past 24 hrs... ... ... .. 0
                    old record was 72 set in 2004
                    did not break



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