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Red Flag Warning in Effect NO OPEN BURNING Boulder County-Wide

RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO MIDNIGHT MDT TONIGHT FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE CENTRAL COLORADO MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS

Very hot and very dry conditions today will combine with wind gusts of 25 to 35 mph to produce extreme fire danger across the northern Colorado mountains this afternoon and evening. The fire danger will also be elevated on the plains, but the winds will not be as strong. Conditions will not be as extreme on Friday, but fire danger will still be very high, especially in the mountain valleys.

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag Warning FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, which is in effect from 11 AM this morning to midnight MDT tonight.

* Timing...11 AM MDT to 9 PM MDT Thursday

* Winds...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 9 percent.

* Impacts...Rapid fire growth and spread will be possible under these hot, dry and breezy conditions.