Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 10:05 AM MST
Expires At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM MST

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service denver/boulder co 1004 am mst fri dec 8 2017 larimer county below 6000 feet/northwest weld county- elbert/central and east douglas counties above 6000 feet- northeast weld county-central and south weld county-morgan county- central and east adams and arapahoe counties- north and northeast elbert county below 6000 feet/north lincoln county- southeast elbert county below 6000 feet/south lincoln county- logan county-washington county- 1004 am mst fri dec 8 2017 ...red flag warning remains in effect until 5 pm mst this afternoon for wind and low relative humidity for most of the northeast plains... * affected area...fire weather zones 238...241...242...243... 244...245...246...247...248 and 249. * timing...through this afternoon. * winds...north 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. * relative humidity...as low as 15 percent. * impacts...strong winds and low humidity will be favorable for rapid fire growth. 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.