Interactive NWS Alert
Radar valid at 800 pm MDT, Mar 30th 2023
...TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS OF CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...
.Strong southwest winds from Park County eastward across the
Palmer Divide area, most of Denver, and the adjacent plains will
gradually weaken this evening. Until then, the winds in
combination of drying fuels and very low humidity will create
critical fire weather conditions.
Another round of strong, gusty winds can be expected on Friday.
This time, those winds will be from the northwest ushering in
cooler temperatures. However, the airmass will remain quite dry
in the lower elevations so critical fire weather conditions can
again be expected in areas that haven't seen appreciable snowfall
lately. This also includes South Park, which has been expanded
into the Red Flag Warning for Friday.
Central and Southeast Park County-
303 PM MDT Thu Mar 30 2023
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH PARK...FIRE WEATHER
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 7 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH PARK...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag
Warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in effect
from noon to 7 PM MDT Friday.
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 214.
* Timing...Until 8 PM MDT this evening, and Noon to 7 PM MDT
* Winds..Southwest 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph today. On
Friday, northwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 18 percent.
* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread.
Avoid outdoor burning and any activities that may produce
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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