Red Flag Warnings to affect Colorado fire areas today

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, June 13
Red Flag Warnings, June 13, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Kansas, and New Mexico. The Red Flag Warning affects all three of the large fires in Colorado, the Black ForestBig Meadow, and Royal Gorge fires.

In Colorado, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. today, firefighters can expect south winds of 10 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph, relative humidity as low as 11 percent, and isolated thunderstorms after 2 p.m. producing lightning and even stronger winds.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:05 a.m. MT on Thursday. 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.

Red Flag Warnings, June 11, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings, June 11, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Arizona.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:45 a.m. MT on Tuesday. 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.

Red Flag Warnings, June 10, 2013

wildfire Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas, and Arizona.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 10 a.m. MT 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.

Red Flag Warnings, May 27, 2013

Red Flag Warnings 5-27-2013

Red Flag Warnings Alaska 5-27-2013
Red Flag Warnings, Alaska, May 27, 2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Alaska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:20 a.m. MT 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.

Red Flag Warnings, May 17, 2013

Wildfire red flag warnings

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Arizona, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.

Miraculously, Utah and northwest New Mexico escaped the extreme fire weather.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:50 a.m. MT on Thursday. 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.

 

Red Flag Warnings, May 13, 2013

Red Flag Warnings, 5-13-2013

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, and Florida.

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A Teletype Model 33 ASR teleprinter, with punched tape reader and punch, usable as a computer terminal. Wikipedia photo.

For South Dakota, the NWS in their 3:03 a.m. MT forecast today, described the conditions in their usual “screaming”, all-caps style. (I retain the hope that the NWS will one day outgrow the use of all-caps, which I think must be left over from the use of teletype machines, which were first patented in 1846.)

AFFECTED AREA…IN SOUTH DAKOTA…FIRE WEATHER ZONE 273. WINDS…SOUTH WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST FROM WEST TO EAST DURING THE DAY. FOR TUESDAY…WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

…RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 273…

…FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE 273.

And for Tuesday:

A POTENT COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TUESDAY MORNING…BRINGING GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS TO THE PLAINS OF NORTHWESTERN AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE ACROSS FAR NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WHERE SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 45 MPH ARE EXPECTED…WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 60 MPH POSSIBLE.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN THE EXTREME CATEGORY ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA ON TUESDAY.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 8:40 a.m. MT 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.