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 » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 am

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am this morning to
9 PM MDT this evening for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow
winds for fire weather zones 205, 291, 292, 293, 294 and
295 above 8500 feet...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 201 Routt
forecast area, fire weather zone 205 Colorado River headwaters,
fire weather zone 291 northern San Juan forecast area, fire
weather zone 292 North Fork forecast area, fire weather zone
293 Gunnison basin forecast area, fire weather zone 294
southwest Colorado upper west forecast area and fire weather
zone 295 southwest Colorado upper east forecast area above
8500 feet.

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

* Relative humidity... 23 to 28 percent.

* Impacts... new fire starts are possible from scattered dry
thunderstorms. New fire starts and existing fires may be
difficult or impossible to control due to fast rates of
spread. Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

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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