URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
313 PM MDT SUN MAR 20 2016
 
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR STRONG AND GUSTY WINDS… LOW HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS… WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING .
 
* AFFECTED AREA… THE SAN LUIS VALLEY…. THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS BELOW 8000 FEET IN ELEVATION… THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY… FREMONT COUNTY … AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST COLORADO PLAINS
 
* WINDS… SOUTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.
 
* TIMING.. .LATE TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH EARLY TUESDAY EVENING.
 
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY… AS LOW AS 7 PERCENT.
 
* IMPACTS.. .RAPID IGNITION… GROWTH AND SPREAD OF FIRES WILL BE POSSIBLE.
 
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.