Red Flag Warnings, October 15, 2014

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Red Flag Warnings have been issued for areas in Montana, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Nebraska.

The Red Flag Warning in Wyoming, South Dakota, and Nebraska, is for southwest winds at 15 to 30 mph gusting to 40, with relative humidities between 10 and 15 percent. The temperature will be in the mid 70s to mid 80s. After 11 p.m. on Wednesday the winds will shift to being out of the west and then the northwest with gusts at 30 to 35 mph until Thursday afternoon, but with higher humidities.

The warning in Montana is for southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 ahead of a cold front. After the front passes in the late afternoon, the winds should turn west to northwest with gusts over 50 mph. The humidity will be 12 to 18 percent.

The map was current as of 7:30 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. For the most current data visit this NWS site.

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Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire.