Red Flag Warnings, April 28, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and North Dakota. The Watch locations in Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado are for enhanced wildfire danger on Sunday.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 7:30 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, April 20, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in  New Mexico and Texas.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 7:47 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.

“That fire behavior forecast should scare the hell out of you”

Dangerous wildfire conditions Tuesday in Southern Plains

Above: Wildland fire danger for Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The wildland fire danger on Tuesday is just that — dangerous. Weather forecasters are saying the strong winds, dry vegetation, and relative humidity that in some areas will drop into the single digits could be life-threatening fire weather. These extreme conditions, called “historic”, will continue into Tuesday night in most areas.

In the video below Deb Beard, the Trainee Incident Commander on the 67,000-acre 34 Complex of Fires in western Oklahoma, warned firefighters at the Tuesday morning briefing that “the fire behavior forecast should scare the hell out of you”.

Fire weather april 17, 2018 dangerous

Red Flag Warnings are in effect in Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

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Red Flag Warnings April 17, 2018,

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 in 10 states, April 11, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in California, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Missouri. Fire Weather Watches are in effect for Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 1 p.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.

Red Flag Warnings in four states, April 8, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for areas in Colorado, Arizona, Texas, and New Mexico.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 10:35 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.