Red Flag Warnings in 10 states, April 29,2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Wisconsin. Utah again miraculously avoids extreme fire weather.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 11 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.

Red Flag Warnings in southern plains and southwest on Monday

Some of the areas will have similar conditions on Tuesday

Most of the southern plains and the southwest will be under Red Flag Warnings on Monday, April 16. The strong, gusty winds and low humidity will continue into Tuesday for many of the areas. The eight states affected are California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Utah miraculously avoided the weather that three of its neighbor states are experiencing. Forecasters there often march to a different drummer regarding Red Flag Warnings.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 10 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 December 20, 2017

Red Flag Warnings have been issued for portions of California, Nevada, and Arizona today. One of the areas affected is the western part of the Thomas Fire in Santa Barbara County where the winds will be northwest to northeast at 15 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 while the relative humidity lowers to 20 to 40 percent.

The map was current as of 9:15 a.m. MST on Wednesday. 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 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. MST 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