Red Flag Warning

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

Eastern san juan mountains and la garita mountains including wolf creek pass and creede- western las animas county including trinidad and thatcher- 729 pm mdt wed may 16 2018 ...red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 8 pm mdt thursday for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels for fire weather zones 223 and 230... * affected area...fire weather zones 223 and 230. * winds...southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * relative humidity...as low as 8 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.