... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT
this evening for gusty winds... low humidity high Haines... Haines
index of 6 and dry fuels for fire weather zones 207 below
8500 feet and 291 below 9500 feet...
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Sunday afternoon through
Sunday evening for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels for
fire weather zones 207 below 8500 feet and 291 below 9500 feet...
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels...
which is in effect from Sunday afternoon through Sunday evening.
* Affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 207 Durango
forecast area below 8500 feet and fire weather zone 291
northern San Juan forecast area below 9500 feet.
* Winds... south 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.
* Haines index... 6.
* Impacts... strong gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels will
combine to produce critical fire weather conditions and rapid
fire growth on any wildfires or prescribed Burns... and
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.
Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.