Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 2:56 PM MST
Expires At: Friday, 08 Dec 2017, 5:00 PM MST

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service pueblo co 256 pm mst fri dec 8 2017 ...a red flag warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels remains in effect until 5 pm mst today for fire weather zones 226 through 237 which includes all of the interstate 25 corridor and southeastern colorado plains... northern el paso county including monument and black forest- southern el paso county including fort carson and colorado springs-pueblo county including pueblo- huerfano county including walsenburg- western las animas county including trinidad and thatcher- crowley county including ordway- otero county including la junta and western comanche grasslands- eastern las animas county including pinon canyon- kiowa county including eads-bent county including las animas- prowers county including lamar- baca county including springfield and eastern comanche grasslands- 256 pm mst fri dec 8 2017 ...red flag warning remains in effect until 5 pm mst this afternoon for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 226...227...228...229...230...231...232...233... 234...235...236 and 237... * affected area...fire weather zones 226...227...228...229... 230...231...232...233...234...235...236 and 237. * winds...north 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. * relative humidity...as low as 10 percent. * impacts...conditions will remain favorable for rapid rates of fire growth and spread. 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.