Red Flag Warning

Issued At: Friday, 09 Mar 2018, 2:57 PM MST
Expires At: Friday, 09 Mar 2018, 6:00 PM MST

Urgent - fire weather message national weather service denver/boulder co 257 pm mst fri mar 9 2018 flag warning for the northern plains this afternoon... .warm temperatures will bring relative humidities in the low teens today, while west winds will increase along the northern colorado border with gusts up to 40 mph possible. larimer county below 6000 feet/northwest weld county- northeast weld county-logan county- 257 pm mst fri mar 9 2018 flag warning remains in effect until 6 pm mst this evening for wind and low relative humidity for a portion of the northeast colorado weather zones 238...242...and 248... * affected weather zones 238...242 and 248. * timing...early afternoon through 6 pm. * winds...northwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * relative low as 13 percent. * impacts...conditions will be favorable for new fire starts and rapid growth 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 warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.