Red Flag Warnings in four states, October 19, 2017

weather wildfire red flag warningThe National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings in Minnesota, South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming for strong winds and low humidity.

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

California firefighters will have to battle strong winds again Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings in California, Nevada, Arizona, and Colorado for strong winds and low humidity.

The warnings issued are for many different fire weather areas, the borders of which you can see on the map. Most of the warnings in northern California expire Saturday night, while the southern California areas generally expire at various times on Sunday. The Colorado warnings are valid until Saturday evening.

The map was current as of 9:30 a.m. MDT on Saturday. 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 California and Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings in California and Colorado.

North of San Francisco enhanced fire weather conditions will return Friday night and Saturday with 20 to 30 mph northeast winds gusting at 40 to 50 mph. Isolated gusts up to 60 are possible on the highest ridges and peaks. The humidity will be in the teens during the day and between 25 and 35 percent at night.

The map was current as of 11 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 the forecast for areas in California

Red Flag Warning wildfire California
Red Flag Warning (red) and Fire Weather Watch (yellow). October 6, 2017.

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect until 8 p.m. PDT Friday for gusty winds and low relative humidity for the Ventura, Los Angeles County, and Santa Monica Mountains. The wind will be northeast at 15 to 25 with gusts up to 40 mph. These conditions will moderate on Saturday, but will return on Sunday and Monday.

A Fire Weather Watch has been issued in much of northern California for similar conditions beginning Sunday morning through late Monday night. Forecasters expect 15 to 30 mph north to northeast winds gusting to 40 mph along with minimum humidity between 8 and 15 percent.

Red Flag Warnings, September 22, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings in only one state today, Colorado.

The map was current as of 10:15 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, September 21, 2017

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches in a rather unusual pattern for areas in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas.

The maps were current as of 10:30 a.m. MDT on Thursday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

Estimated precipitation
Estimated precipitation during the 48-hour period ending at 10:30 a.m. MDT September 21, 2017.