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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1203 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...Red Flag Warning from 11 AM MST to 5 PM MST Today for Portions
of Northeast and East Central Colorado...

.Northerly winds will increase across the northeast plains of
Colorado today behind a fast moving dry cold front. Winds could
gust to 45 mph this afternoon particularly up along the Wyoming
and Nebraska borders and across Washington County where the
pressure gradient and winds aloft will be strongest. Minimum RH
values will be slightly higher today with the cooler temperatures.
However, the strong and gusty winds will be sufficient to produce
critical rangeland fire behavior for portions of northeast
Colorado roughly east of a Cheyenne-to- Limon line. Conditions
should quickly improve with sunset.

COZ238-242-244-246>251-120000-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0031.000000T0000Z-171212T0000Z/
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Northeast Weld County-Morgan County-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1203 PM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
NORTHERN BORDER AREA AND EASTERN PLAINS...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 238...242...244...246...
  247...248...249...250 and 251.

* Timing...Winds will continue to gust up to 40 mph with some
  areas seeing winds as high as 45 mph at times. Humidities will
  be slightly higher today, but still low enough to support
  critical fire behavior. Conditions will quickly improve by
  sunset.

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

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Impacts...Gusty winds and low humidity will be favorable for
  rapid fire spread especially in open rangeland.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Goodland KS
711 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...Critical fire weather conditions today...

COZ252>254-KSZ001-002-013-014-027>029-041-042-NEZ079-080-120000-
/O.CON.KGLD.FW.W.0028.171211T1800Z-171212T0000Z/
Yuma-Kit Carson-Cheyenne-Rawlins-Sherman-Thomas-Wallace-Logan-
Gove-Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock-
711 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017 /811 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017/

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM MST /NOON CST/
THIS MORNING TO 5 PM MST /6 PM CST/ THIS AFTERNOON FOR FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 001...002...013...014...027...028...029...041...
042...079...080...252...253 AND 254...

* Affected Area...In Colorado...Fire Weather Zone 252 Yuma...
  Fire Weather Zone 253 Kit Carson and Fire Weather Zone 254
  Cheyenne. In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 001 Cheyenne...Fire
  Weather Zone 002 Rawlins...Fire Weather Zone 013 Sherman...
  Fire Weather Zone 014 Thomas...Fire Weather Zone 027 Wallace...
  Fire Weather Zone 028 Logan...Fire Weather Zone 029 Gove...
  Fire Weather Zone 041 Greeley and Fire Weather Zone 042
  Wichita. In Nebraska...Fire Weather Zone 079 Dundy and Fire
  Weather Zone 080 Hitchcock.

* Winds...North to northwest at 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45
  mph.

* Relative Humidity...Around 15 percent.

* Impacts...Any fires that start today will exhibit extreme
  behavior and rapidly spread out of control. Outdoor burning is
  highly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now...or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures will
result in extreme fire behavior.

$$

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.gov/gld

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
357 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 10 am to 5 pm today for
gusty winds, low humidities and dry fuels for fire weather zones
234, 236, and 237, which includes Kiowa, Prowers and Baca Counties...

COZ234-236-237-120000-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0037.171211T1700Z-171212T0000Z/
Kiowa County Including Eads-Prowers County Including Lamar-
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands-
357 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
5 PM MST THIS AFTERNOON FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY
FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 234...236 AND 237...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 234...236 and 237.

* Winds...Northwest to Northeast 10 to 20 gusting to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...10 to 15 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 either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels may contribute
to extreme fire behavior.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
338 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

KSZ043-044-061>064-074>078-084>089-120000-
/O.CON.KDDC.FW.W.0020.171211T1700Z-171212T0000Z/
Scott-Lane-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-
Gray-Ford-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-
338 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017 /238 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST /10 AM MST/
THIS MORNING TO 6 PM CST /5 PM MST/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...044...061...062...
063...064...074...075...076...077...078...084...085...086...087...
088 AND 089...

* Affected Area...In Kansas...Fire Weather Zone 043 Scott...Fire
  Weather Zone 044 Lane...Fire Weather Zone 061 Hamilton...Fire
  Weather Zone 062 Kearny...Fire Weather Zone 063 Finney...Fire
  Weather Zone 064 Hodgeman...Fire Weather Zone 074 Stanton...
  Fire Weather Zone 075 Grant...Fire Weather Zone 076 Haskell...
  Fire Weather Zone 077 Gray...Fire Weather Zone 078 Ford...Fire
  Weather Zone 084 Morton...Fire Weather Zone 085 Stevens...Fire
  Weather Zone 086 Seward...Fire Weather Zone 087 Meade...Fire
  Weather Zone 088 Clark and Fire Weather Zone 089 Comanche.

* Winds...North 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

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

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.

&&

$$

For more information from NOAA/National weather service visit...
http://weather.gov/ddc


Hazardous Weather Outlook


Hazardous Weather Outlook...UPDATED
National Weather Service Goodland KS
722 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

COZ090>092-KSZ001-002-013-014-027>029-041-042-NEZ079-080-121430-
Yuma County-Kit Carson County-Cheyenne County-Cheyenne-Rawlins-
Sherman-Thomas-Wallace-Logan-Gove-Greeley-Wichita-Dundy-Hitchcock-
722 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017 /822 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017/

This hazardous weather outlook is for extreme southwest Nebraska...
northwest Kansas and east central Colorado.

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT...

A Red Flag Warning for critical fire weather conditions is in effect
from 11 am MST /noon CST/ to 5 pm MST /6 pm CST/ this afternoon.

Additionally, north to northwest wind gusts up to 45 mph may result
in blowing dust and locally reduced visibilities this afternoon.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...TUESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...

Critical fire weather conditions are possible during the day
Wednesday in eastern Colorado and portions of extreme western
Kansas.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
1001 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

COZ030>051-121715-
Jackson County Below 9000 Feet-
West Jackson and West Grand Counties Above 9000 Feet-
Grand and Summit Counties Below 9000 Feet-
South and East Jackson/Larimer/North and Northeast Grand/
Northwest Boulder Counties Above 9000 Feet-
South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/
Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above
9000 Feet-Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet/Gilpin/Clear
Creek/Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet-
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County-
Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield
County-
North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and
Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County-
Elbert/Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet-
Northeast Weld County-Central and South Weld County-Morgan County-
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties-
North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln
County-
Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County-
Logan County-Washington County-Sedgwick County-Phillips County-
1001 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

...Critical Fire Danger this Afternoon for Portions of Northeast
Colorado...

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Northerly winds will increase across the northeast plains of
Colorado today behind a quick moving dry cold front. Winds could
gust to 45 mph this afternoon especially up along the Wyoming and
Nebraska borders and across Washington County. Humidities will be
slightly higher on the plains today with the cooler temperatures
behind the front. However, the strong and gusty winds will be
sufficient to produce critical rangeland fire behavior across the
northeast corner of the state. Otherwise, expect another dry day
and night with generally light breezes and above average
temperatures.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Dry and unseasonably warm conditions will continue through
Thursday due to a strong high pressure ridge over the western
United States. Temperatures will average 10 to 20 degrees above
normal across the plains. Thursday will bring some cooling along
with a chance of snow for the mountains. Another disturbance over
the weekend could produce additional snow over the higher
elevations and cooler temperatures across the plains.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Amarillo TX
702 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

OKZ001>003-TXZ001>020-112130-
Cimarron-Texas-Beaver-Dallam-Sherman-Hansford-Ochiltree-Lipscomb-
Hartley-Moore-Hutchinson-Roberts-Hemphill-Oldham-Potter-Carson-
Gray-Wheeler-Deaf Smith-Randall-Armstrong-Donley-Collingsworth-
702 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the Texas and Oklahoma
Panhandles.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight.

Elevated Fire Weather conditions are expected today across the
most of the Panhandles due to breezy winds and low relative
humidities.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation is not anticipated at this time.

Area fire managers and emergency officials should be alert for
elevated fire weather conditions today.

$$

Cockrell

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
519 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

COZ058>089-093>099-121230-
Western Mosquito Range/East Lake County Above 11000 Feet-
Leadville Vicinity/Lake County Below 11000 Feet-
Eastern Sawatch Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Western Chaffee County Between 9000 and 11000 Feet-
Central Chaffee County Below 9000 Feet-
Western Mosquito Range/East Chaffee County Above 9000 Feet-
Saguache County West of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
Saguache County East of Continental Divide Below 10000 Feet-
La Garita Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Upper Rio Grande Valley/Eastern San Juan Mountains Below
10000 Feet-Eastern San Juan Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Del Norte Vicinity/Northern San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Alamosa  Vicinity/Central San Luis Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Southern San Luis Valley-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Feet-
Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Feet-
Southern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Feet-
Northwestern Fremont County Above 8500 Feet-
Western/Central Fremont County Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Feet-
Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000 Feet-
Wet Mountains Above 10000 Feet-
Teller County/Rampart Range Above 7500 Feet/Pikes Peak Between
7500 And 11000 Feet-Pikes Peak Above 11000 Feet-
Canon City Vicinity/Eastern Fremont County-
Northern El Paso County/Monument Ridge/Rampart Range Below
7500 Feet-
Colorado Springs Vicinity/Southern El Paso County/Rampart Range
Below 7400 Feet-Pueblo Vicinity/Pueblo County Below 6300 Feet-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Feet-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Feet-
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-
519 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...east
central...south central and southeast Colorado.

.DAY ONE...Today and Tonight

Gusty winds, low humidities and dry fuels will result in high fire
danger over the eastern plains today.  Critical fire weather
conditions are expected over Kiowa, Prowers and Baca counties.
Outdoor burning or any other activity that could accidentally start
a wildfire should be postponed today.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday

Fire danger will again be elevated on Wednesday, mainly over the
far southeastern plains, as winds increase ahead of a passing
weather disturbance moving across the High Plains.

Another embedded weather disturbance could bring some light accumulating
snowfall to areas over and near the higher terrain of the Central and
Eastern Mountains Wednesday night and Thursday. Yet another passing
weather disturbance could bring another round of light snow to areas
over and near the Continental Divide on Saturday.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Weather spotters will not be needed today or tonight.

$$

50/23

Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Dodge City KS
440 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017

KSZ030-031-043>046-061>066-074>081-084>090-121100-
Trego-Ellis-Scott-Lane-Ness-Rush-Hamilton-Kearny-Finney-Hodgeman-
Pawnee-Stafford-Stanton-Grant-Haskell-Gray-Ford-Edwards-Kiowa-
Pratt-Morton-Stevens-Seward-Meade-Clark-Comanche-Barber-
440 AM CST Mon Dec 11 2017 /340 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017/

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CST (10 AM MST) THIS
MORNING TO 6 PM CST (5 PM MST) THIS EVENING...

This hazardous weather outlook is for portions of central...south
central...southwest and west central Kansas.

.DAY ONE...Today and tonight.

Day 1 Discussion
----------------

Gusty winds and relative humidity levels falling to around 15 percent
will lead to critical fire weather conditions today. Open burning
is highly discouraged.

Day 1 Hazards
-------------
* Non-thunderstorm wind: Elevated risk
* Fire weather: Significant risk

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Tuesday through Sunday.

Days 2-7 Discussion
-------------------

Continued dry conditions and gusty winds associated with periodic
frontal passages will continue to bring an increased threat for
wildfires to central and southwest Kansas through the period.

Days 2-7 Hazards
----------------
* Tuesday
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Wednesday
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

* Thursday
  - Fire weather: Limited risk

* Friday
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

* Saturday
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

* Sunday
  - Fire weather: Elevated risk

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

Spotter activation will not be needed through tonight.

&&

For more details visit our webpage http://weather.gov/ddc/ehwo

$$

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