Animas River Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:49 PM MDT Apr. 23, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zone

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 203 lower
Colorado River, fire weather zone 207 southwest Colorado lower
forecast area, fire weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast
area and fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast area.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 10 to 15 percent.

* Impacts... critical fire weather conditions will develop this
afternoon and evening. Existing or new fires will be difficult
to control.

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.