Warnings for elevated wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado.
We continue to be amazed at how weather and fire danger can respect and adhere to state boundaries. The Joint Fire Science Program should investigate this phenomenon. Maybe additional imaginary lines could be put on maps on an as-needed basis that would control the weather to protect our firefighters, forests, and communities. Could we even reverse droughts and prevent floods?
The Red Flag Warning map was current as of 11:23 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. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.