Las Animas County, Colorado
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Fire Weather Warning
COZ227>237-240100-
/O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0008.170223T1800Z-170224T0100Z/
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-
333 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
6 PM MST THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 227...228...229...
230...231...232 AND 233...

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

* Winds...west 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Relative Humidity...as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires Thursday morning through the early
evening hours.

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.

&&

$$
High Wind Warning
COZ074-075-087-088-231830-
/O.NEW.KPUB.HW.W.0005.170223T1600Z-170223T2300Z/
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft-
Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft-
Walsenburg Vicinity/Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft-
Trinidad Vicinity/Western Las Animas County Below 7500 Ft-
INCLUDING Cuchara, Stonewall, Weston, Spanish Peaks, Walsenburg,
and Trinidad
328 AM MST Thu Feb 23 2017

...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 4 PM MST
THIS AFTERNOON...

The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 9 AM this morning to 4 PM MST
this afternoon.

* LOCATION...The southern Sangre De Cristo mountains, Huerfano and
western Las Animas counties, including Walsenburg, Trinidad and
Raton Pass.

* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strong jet stream over the area will cause
strong westerly winds to develop this morning which will
continue into the late afternoon hours.

* WIND...westerly 30 to 45 mph with gusts around 60 mph at the
lower elevations, and gusts of 75 mph over the mountain areas.

* IMPACT...Drivers of high-profile vehicles should exercise
extreme caution or postpone travel, especially on north to south
oriented roads, including I-25. Damage to power lines and
buildings will be possible. Power interruptions and power
outages may occur.


PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

&&

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