Fire Weather Red Flag *Warning* - NE Park County

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Fire Weather Red Flag *Warning* - NE Park County

Post by ParkBull » Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:34 am

... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 7 PM MDT
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 212 and 216... the mountains from Berthoud Pass south to
Summit County and the southern Front Range foothills...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a red flag
warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from 10 am this morning to 7 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 212 and 216.

* Winds... west 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.

* Timing... today from 1000 to 1900 MDT. Strong winds and low
humidities will develop over the higher ridges and east slopes
this morning, then spread into the valleys and lower foothills
by early afternoon.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* Impacts... fires will start easily and spread rapidly.

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.

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