Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 10:30 AM MST
Expires At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM MST

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service goodland ks 1030 am mst fri dec 8 2017 yuma-kit carson-cheyenne- 1030 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 fire weather zones 252...253 and 254... * affected area...in colorado...fire weather zone 252 yuma... fire weather zone 253 kit carson and fire weather zone 254 cheyenne. * winds...north 30 to 40 mph with gusts around 60 mph. * timing...strongest winds are expected through 2 pm mst, then slowly decrease through the rest of the afternoon. * relative humidity...as low as 15 percent. * impacts...any fires that start will have extreme fire behavior and spread rapidly. outdoor burning is not advised. precautionary/preparedness actions... a red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now...or are imminent. a combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.