Red Flag Warnings in 9 states May 11, 2018

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The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The map was current at 6:20 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.

The NWS is not predicting Red Flag Conditions in Utah. On Thursday officials on the Fish Lake National Forest in southern Utah conducted a 150-acre prescribed fire (see below).

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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.

One thought on “Red Flag Warnings in 9 states May 11, 2018”

  1. Guess the USFS and the BLM do not pay much attention to all of these Red Flag warnings!. They ,in their infinite wisdom, now have fewer Air Tankers and helos . They question would be ,if their are fewer aircraft , and apparently a forthcoming vicious Wildfire season ; then how are they going to respond when a CWN aircraft can take 3 days or so to be on the fire ?By then we may have a monster fire .
    I don’t see any word to describe these officials other than ” incompetence” ;deliberate or otherwise.


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