Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 2:44 PM MDT
Expires At: Thursday, 17 May 2018, 8:00 PM MDT

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service pueblo co 244 pm mdt thu may 17 2018 ...a red flag warning remains in effect until 8 pm today for gusty winds, low humidity and dry fuels for fire weather zones 223, 226, 227 and 230 which includes the eastern san juan and la garita mountains, el paso county and portions of western las animas county... eastern san juan mountains and la garita mountains including wolf creek pass and creede- northern el paso county including monument and black forest- southern el paso county including fort carson and colorado springs-western las animas county including trinidad and thatcher- 244 pm mdt thu may 17 2018 ...red flag warning remains in effect until 8 pm mdt this evening for gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels for fire weather zones 223...226...227 and 230... * affected area...fire weather zones 223...226...227 and 230. * winds...southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. * relative humidity...as low as 7 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.