Southwest San Juan Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:25 PM MDT May. 24, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 7 PM MDT Thursday in
southwest Colorado for gusty winds... low relative humidity... and
dry fuels for fire weather zone 207...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 207 southwest
Colorado lower forecast area.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... 11 to 16 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts or existing fires may become 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.




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