Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 7:29 PM MDT
Expires At: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:00 PM MDT

Northern el paso county including monument and black forest- southern el paso county including fort carson and colorado springs- 729 pm mdt wed may 16 2018 ...red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 pm mdt thursday for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels for fire weather zones 226 and 227... the national weather service in pueblo has issued a red flag warning for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels, which is in effect from noon to 8 pm mdt thursday. * affected area...fire weather zones 226 and 227. * winds...south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * relative humidity...as low as 10 percent. * impacts...conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition, growth and spread of fires. 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 dry fuels may contribute to extreme fire behavior.