Red Flag Warning October 13, 2020

13 Oct 2020 08:58 #1 by MountainTownAlerts
My Mountain Town Weather: UPDATE
Fire Weather Warning...

A Red Flag Warning is up until 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, covering parts of the foothills, and the eastern plains. Portions of Boulder, Grand and Summit Counties are included, as well as Larimer. In the south, eastern Douglas and western Elbert Counties are included. Gusty wind, associated with a frontal boundary over northeast Colorado, combined with low relative humidity, are causing a high risk of wildfire today. -Steve Hamilton


Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Denver/Boulder CO
405 AM MDT Tue Oct 13 2020

COZ214-215-131815-
/O.CON.KBOU.FW.W.0032.201013T1800Z-201014T0000Z/
Central and Southeast Park County-
Larimer and Boulder Counties Between 6000 and 9000 Feet-
405 AM MDT Tue Oct 13 2020

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE NORTHERN FOOTHILLS AND SOUTH PARK, FIRE WEATHER ZONES 214 AND 215...

* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 214 and 215.

* Timing...Noon until 6 pm MDT this evening.

* Winds...Southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 12 percent.

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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