Weather Alerts for Denver Metro Area

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
DENVER METRO AREA

Areas Affected:
Central and Southeast Park County - Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet - South and Southeast Grand, West Central and Southwest Boulder, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Summit, North and West Park Counties Above 9000 Feet
Effective: Fri, 9/25 12:00pm Updated: Thu, 9/24 12:33pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Fri, 9/25 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
Very warm and dry conditions are expected Friday afternoon. A
powerful storm system well north of Colorado will increase west
winds across the northern half of Colorado throughout the
afternoon and evening hours. Red flag conditions are expected
Friday afternoon for strong winds and low relative humidity. The
strongest winds and driest conditions are expected east of the
Divide across Larimer County, though favorable conditions for
rapid fire growth are possible across all of the warned area.
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR
WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS, HIGH
MOUNTAIN VALLEYS, AND SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...
The National Weather Service in Denver has issued a Red Flag
Warning FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, which is in effect
from noon to 8 PM MDT Friday.
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 212, 214 and 216.
* Timing...12 PM through 8 PM Friday.
* Winds...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 12 percent.
* Impacts...Rapid growth of existing fires and new fire starts
will be possible due to the gusty winds and very low humidity.

Information:
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.