Red Flag Warnings, January 26, 2018

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The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for portions of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Forecasters expect northwest winds of 15 to 25 mph gusting to 35 with a relative humidity as low as 12 percent.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for strong winds beginning Saturday evening lasting until Monday night in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in Southern California. The forecast is for 15 to 25 percent relative humidity with 25 to 35 mph northeast winds gusting at 45 to 55 mph.

The map was current as of 6:40 a.m. MST on Friday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.

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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.