Red Flag Warnings for lightning in four western states

Red Flag Warnings
Red Flag Warnings issued August 7, 2019.

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for elevated wildfire danger on August 7, 2019 for areas of California, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington.

The forecasts for these areas include thunderstorms and in some cases, lightning described as “abundant”.

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

Red Flag Warnings issued for five western states

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for elevated wildfire danger on July 18, 2019 for areas of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Oregon, and Washington.  As you can see on the map most of them expire Thursday night, with the exception of the warning in northwest Colorado that is in effect until 9 p.m. Friday.

The forecasts for these areas include strong winds and low humidity.

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

Red Flag Warnings July 18, 2019
Red Flag Warnings in effect July 18, 2019.

 

Red Flag Warnings issued for Utah, Arizona, and Alaska

Red Flag Warnings issued July 11, 2019
Red Flag Warnings issued July 11, 2019

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for elevated wildfire danger in areas of Utah, Arizona, and Alaska.  As you can see on the map they expire at various times between Thursday night and Saturday morning.

Red Flag Warnings issued July 11, 2019
Red Flag Warnings issued July 11, 2019

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

 

Red Flag Warnings for five states Thursday and Friday

Red Flag Warnings in effect Thursday and Friday wildfire danger
Red Flag Warnings in effect Thursday and Friday. Click to enlarge.

Red Flag Warnings are in effect for elevated wildfire danger in areas of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado  As you can see on the map they expire at various times on Friday.

The forecast for those areas predict, generally, winds gusting above 35 mph and relative humidity in the low teens.

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

Red Flag Warnings in Nevada this week

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Red Flag Warning

A Red Flag Warning is in effect for areas of Western Nevada and Northwest California from 11 a.m. Wednesday until 1 a.m. Friday. The forecast calls for southwest winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts at 40 to 45 with relative humidity levels at 8 to 10 percent. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for Southern Nevada for the same time frame and similar weather conditions.

(Red Flag Warnings can be modified throughout the day as NWS offices around the country update and revise their weather forecasts.)

 

Red Flag Warnings in 10 states, April 29,2018

The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches for areas in Arizona, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, Nebraska, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa, Texas, and Wisconsin. Utah again miraculously avoids extreme fire weather.

The Red Flag Warning map was current at 11 a.m. MDT on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts.