Central Yampa River Basin Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 12:48 PM MDT May. 26, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM MDT this
evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
200, 202, 207, 290, 291, 292, 293, 294 and 295...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area, fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area, fire weather zone 207 southwest Colorado lower
forecast area, fire weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast
area, fire weather zone 291 northern San Juan forecast area,
fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast area, fire weather
zone 293 Gunnison basin forecast area, fire weather zone 294
southwest Colorado upper west forecast area and fire weather
zone 295 southwest Colorado upper east forecast area.

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

* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... new fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is
strongly discouraged.

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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