Red Flag Warnings in Southern California and Colorado

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for areas in Southern California and Colorado.

An extended period of Santa Ana offshore winds will continue through at least Sunday focused over much of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. The winds today will be the weakest of the next three days with gusts generally in the 30 to 40 mph range, and more afternoon onshore flow nearer to the coast. The winds should increase Saturday and peak on Sunday with gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range (but still much weaker than Thursday). Meanwhile, minimum humidities of 5 to 10 percent will be common through at least the middle of next week, with widespread poor overnight recoveries mostly staying under 30 percent. As a result, critical Red Flag conditions will persist over most of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties through Sunday.

The map was current as of 11:45 a.m. MDT on Friday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Red Flag Warnings, August 8, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in California, Oregon and Idaho.

The map was current as of 10:35 a.m. MDT on Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Wildfire smoke map and Red Flag Warnings

Above: Wildfire smoke, at 7:22 a.m. MDT July 25, 2017.

(Originally published at 7:45 a.m. MDT July 25, 2017)

Smoke from wildfires is affecting most of Canada, the Great Lakes area, and the central and north-central United States.

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches on Tuesday for areas in Montana, California, Oregon and Nebraska.

The map was current as of 7:40 a.m. MDT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Red Flag Warnings wildfire

Red Flag Warnings in 4 states, July 24, 2017

The National Weather Service issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches on Monday for areas in Montana, California, Oregon and Idaho.

The map was current as of 10:45 a.m. MDT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Red Flag Warnings, July 14, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and California.

The map was current as of 7 a.m. MDT on Friday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Red Flag Warnings in seven states

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, South Dakota, North Dakota, and California. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for a portion of eastern Idaho.

The map was current as of 9:50 a.m. MDT on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.