Red Flag Warnings, April 18, 2012

Red Flag Warnings wildfireRed Flag Warnings for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in California and Texas.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 10:57 a.m. MT on Thursday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warnings, April 17, 2013

Red Flag Warnings, 4-17-2013

Red Flag Warnings for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in California, Texas, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:05 a.m. MT on Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Albuquerque: history of critical fire weather

Albuquerque critical weather graphic

This interesting graphic was distributed on Monday by the Albuquerque office of the National Weather Service, via Twitter:

And speaking of New Mexico fire weather, the entire state is under a Red Flag Warning for Tuesday, April 16, 2013, along with portions of Colorado, Arizona and Texas.

Red Flag Warnings, 4-16-2013

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:18 a.m. MT on Tuesday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warnings, April 14, 2013

Red Flag Warnings, 4-14-2013

 

Red Flag Warnings for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Texas, New Mexico,  and Arizona.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:50 a.m. MT on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Red Flag Warning and Winter Storm Warning the same day for Colorado

Weather forecast map 4-8-2013

The weather forecast for the western United States is complicated today. Portions of western Colorado are under both Red Flag Warnings AND Winter Storm Warnings. The southwest and west central part of the state should experience strong southwest winds this afternoon with gusts of 30 to 40 mph with low humidities and isolated thunderstorms. Then after 6 p.m. all that changes, with some areas expecting to receive 10 to 20 inches of snow accompanied by 20 to 30 mph winds with gusts close to 50 mph.

Spring season prescribed fires in the Black Hills of South Dakota are on hold since a Winter Storm Warning is in effect through Wednesday morning. The forecast calls for snow accumulations of 9 to 16 inches with a 100 percent probability of precipitation through Tuesday night. The last time I remember it being 100 percent was a couple of months ago when we got zero precipitation in the southern Black Hills.

The National Weather Service prediction for Tuesday is for up to half an inch to one inch of precipitation in some areas of Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, and Texas, while other Red Flag Warnings are in effect for portions of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

Red Flag Warnings, April 8, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, 4-8-2013

Red Flag Warnings for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Oklahoma, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:40 a.m. MT on Monday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.