NWS: Fire Weather Message + Red Flag Warning 3/22/23
Description: Red Flag Warning is now in effect for portions of the southeast plains on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening...
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pueblo CO 252 PM MDT Tue Mar 21 2023
...Red Flag Warning is now in effect for portions of the southeast plains on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening...
Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado Springs-Pueblo County Including Pueblo- Huerfano County Including Walsenburg- Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher- Crowley County Including Ordway- Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands- Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon- Kiowa County Including Eads-Bent County Including Las Animas- Prowers County Including Lamar- Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands- 252 PM MDT Tue Mar 21 2023
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM TO 8 PM MDT WEDNESDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236, AND 237
... The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Red Flag Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect from 9 AM to 8 PM MDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 236 and 237.
* Winds...Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent.
* Impacts...Blowing dust could dramatically reduce visibility. Any fire that starts will rapidly spread. If you smell smoke, report it to local authorities.
PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.
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