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Fire Weather Red Flag *Warning* - S, Central,, N & W Park County

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:09 pm
by ParkBull
... Red flag warning in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening for wind... low relative humidity... and isolated dry
lightning for the mountains from Boulder County south to Park
County as well as South Park...

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a red flag
warning for wind, low relative humidity, and isolated dry
lightning, which is in effect from noon today to 8 PM MDT this
evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 212 and 214.

* Timing... winds and humidities will be near red flag criteria
from around noon until late afternoon. Thunderstorms with gusty
winds and isolated dry lightning are expected between about 2
and 6 PM.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts... fires will start easily and spread rapidly. New fire
starts are likely. Gusty and shifting winds will cause
unpredictable fire behavior, even at some distance from
thunderstorms.

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. Be prepared for changeable
weather, especially gusty and shifting winds, this afternoon.