... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT Friday for
gusty winds... low humidity high Haines... and dry fuels for fire
weather zones 207 and 291...
... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry
fuels for fire weather zones 207 and 291...
* affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 207 Durango
forecast area below 8500 feet and fire weather zone 291 northern
San Juan forecast area below 9500 feet. The red flag warning is
now in effect through Friday 9pm with a watch in effect for
* Winds... south 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph... winds
becoming southwest on Friday.
* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.
* Haines index... 6.
* Impacts... strong gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels
will combine to produce critical fire weather conditions and
rapid fire growth if any fires ignite.
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.
Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.
A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.