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Red Flag Warning In Effect For Wednesday

Monday, April 21st, 2008 4:21pm MDT

Fire Weather Watch IssuedHopefully this will get everyone’s attention. The fire danger continues to be high due to very low humidity and steady winds that are drying everything out. After spending Saturday and Sunday under a Red Flag Warning, the National Weather Service has issued another for Wednesday. PLEASE be careful out there.

RED FLAG WARNING NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
347 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2008

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN DENVER HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT WEDNESDAY. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

DRY FUELS…ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES…SOUTHWEST WINDS GUSTING TO BETWEEN 25 AND 40 MPH…AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES LESS THAN 15 PERCENT ARE STILL ANTICIPATED OVER THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS AND ADJACENT PLAINS ON WEDNESDAY. CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP BY LATE WEDNESDAY MORNING AND LAST THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE RED FLAG WARNING COVERS THE FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS…THE URBAN CORRIDOR FROM THE WYOMING BORDER TO THE PALMER DIVIDE AND THE COUNTIES OF WELD…MORGAN…
ARAPAHOE…ADAMS AND PARK. FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS SHOULD IMPROVE LATER WEDNESDAY NIGHT AS WIND SPEEDS GRADUALLY DECREASE AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES RISE.

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING OR IMMINENT. PLEASE ADVISE THE APPROPRIATE OFFICIALS AND FIRE CREWS IN THE FIELD OF THIS RED FLAG WARNING.

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