North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 5:35 AM MDT Oct. 19, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Sunday morning
through Sunday evening for wind and low relative humidity for the
east Central Plains of Colorado along and south of the
I-70 corridor... fire weather zones 240... 241... and 245 through
247...

* affected area... fire weather zones 240... 241... 245... 246 and
247.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Timing... mid morning Sunday through early Sunday evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 16 percent.

* Impacts... the strong winds in combination with low humidities
under 20 percent will allow for quick spread of any grassland
fires. Open burning should not occur before or during these
conditions on Sunday.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.