Page 1 of 1

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

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:24 am
by ParkBull
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 7 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS; INCLUDING FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 212...215...218.

The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag
Warning FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, which is in effect
from noon today to 7 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 212...215 and 218.

* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing...Westerly winds will increase and become gusty this
afternoon. Humidity levels will drop below 15 percent after 12
pm.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.

* Impacts...New fire growth may start and spread rapidly and
result in dangerous fire behavior.

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.