South and Southeast Grand/West Central and Southwest Boulder/Gilpin/Clear Creek/Summit/North and West Park Counties Above 9000 Feet Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:23 AM MDT Oct. 17, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 11 am this morning to
7 PM MDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for the
High Mountain valleys...

* affected area... fire weather zones 211... 213 and 214.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon through the early evening hours

* relative humidity... as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts... conditions could be favorable for rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fire.

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.




302 am MDT Thu Oct 17 2019

... Red flag warning in effect Thursday afternoon through Thursday
evening for gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels for western
Colorado fire weather zones 200, 201, 202, 203, 205 and 290 and
292 along with Utah fire weather zones 487 and 490...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area, fire weather zone 201 Routt forecast
area, fire weather zone 202 White River forecast area, fire
weather zone 203 lower Colorado River, fire weather zone 205
Colorado River headwaters, fire weather zone 290 Paradox
Valley forecast area and fire weather zone 292 North Fork
forecast area. In Utah, fire weather zone 487 Book Cliffs and
fire weather zone 490 Colorado River Basin.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts 25 to 35 mph below
9000 feet and 35 to 45 mph above 9000 feet as well as lower
elevations in northwest Colorado.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... conditions may become favorable for the rapid
ignition, growth and spread of fires.

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.