West Elk and Sawatch Mountains 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 zone
205 below 7500 feet...

* affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 205 Colorado
River headwaters below 7500 feet.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 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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