Red Flag Warning issued April 19 at 4:09AM MDT until April 19 at 8:00PM MDT by NWS Boulder
Central and East Adams and Arapahoe Counties; Central and Southeast Park County; Elbert, Central and East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet; Jefferson and West Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet, Gilpin, Clear Creek, Northeast Park Counties Below 9000 Feet; North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet, Denver, West Adams and Arapahoe Counties, East Broomfield County; North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, North Lincoln County; Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, South Lincoln County
...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON OVER PORTIONS OF THE
EASTERN COLORADO PLAINS...
.Strong south to southeast winds will develop this morning across
eastern Colorado. By afternoon, wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph will
be common, with a few gusts as high as 50 mph possible. The winds
will combine with humidities of 10-20% in areas near the mountains
to produce very high to extreme fire danger. The winds will be a
lighter in areas west of I-25 until late in the afternoon, so
those areas will have their highest fire danger around sunset.
Closer to the eastern border it will be windy but humidities will
be higher. Cooler temperatures will bring higher humidities this
evening, but strong winds will continue overnight and could
produce dangerous fire behavior on any fires that are burning.
...RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM
MDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR SOUTH
PARK...SOUTHERN FRONT RANGE FOOTHILLS...PALMER DIVIDE...DENVER...
AND ADJACENT PLAINS EASTWARD THROUGH LINCOLN COUNTY...
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 214...216...240...241...
245...246 and 247.
* Timing...Strong winds and low humidities will develop this
morning. The humidities will improve this evening, but it will
remain windy overnight.
* Winds...South 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 12 percent.
* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for new fire starts and
rapid wildfire growth.
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.