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

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

Post by ParkBull » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:38 am

... Red flag warning in effect from 11 am this morning to 8 PM MDT
this evening for wind and low relative humidity for much of
Jackson and grand counties... fire weather zones 211... 213... and

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 8 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zones 211... 213 and 217.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... winds will increase late this morning and continue
through the afternoon. Winds and critical fire conditions are
then expected to gradually decrease this evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 14 percent.

* Impacts... any existing fires including the Ryan fire and Silver
Creek fire will be prone to rapid growth and dangerous fire
behavior. New fires may also start 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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