RED FLAG *WARNING* - Includes Park County

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RED FLAG *WARNING* - Includes Park County

Post by ParkBull » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:59 am

...RED FLAG *WARNING* IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS AND
HIGH PARKS...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 211...212...213...215...
216...217 and 218.

* Winds...North to Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25
mph during the afternoon.

* Timing...This afternoon into early evening.

* Impacts...Lightning and localized gusty winds from
thunderstorms may cause new fire starts and rapid spread of
fires.

* Thunderstorms...Scattered thunderstorms are expected to move
over the mountains, high parks and foothills this afternoon.
They are not expected to produce much rainfall, so fuel moisture
levels will remain very low. However, Front Range foothills may
see some wetting rains due to higher moisture levels.

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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