Red Flag Warning in Effect Saturday May 9th From Noon until 9 pm MST
The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning from Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020.
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.
RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY FOR WIND, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND DRY FUELS FOR COLORADO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 207 BELOW 8000 FEET AND ZONE 295 BELOW 9500 FEET... The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a Red Flag Warning below 8000 feet for wind, low relative humidity, and dry fuels, which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Saturday.
* AFFECTED AREA...In Colorado, Fire Weather Zone 207 Southwest Colorado Lower Forecast Area below 8000 feet.
* WINDS...Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...8 to 13 percent.
* IMPACTS...Conditions will become favorable for the rapid ignition, growth and spread of fires. Agricultural burning is strongly discouraged.
* AFFECTED AREAS: SOUTHWEST COLORADO LOWER FORECAST AREA