New Castle, CO (81647)

5:54 PM MDT on June 27, 2017 (GMT -0600)
MAIN ELK | | Change Station
Active Advisory: Fire Weather Warning

Elev 6135 ft 39.65 °N, 107.56 °W | Updated 2 days ago

Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
84.1 °F
Feels Like 81 °F
N
8.0
Wind Variable Wind from NNE
Gusts 15.0 mph

Today
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--% Chance of Precip.
Yesterday
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Precip. -- in
Pressure 29.64 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 81 °F
Dew Point 36 °F
Humidity 18%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:44 AM 8:41 PM
Waxing Crescent, 20% visible
METAR KRIL 272253Z AUTO 26016G24KT 10SM CLR 34/M14 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 26034/2225 SLP037 T03391139
Pressure 29.64 in
Visibility 10.0 miles
Clouds Clear
Heat Index 81 °F
Dew Point 36 °F
Humidity 18%
Rainfall 0.00 in
Snow Depth Not available.
5:44 AM 8:41 PM
Waxing Crescent, 20% visible
METAR KRIL 272253Z AUTO 26016G24KT 10SM CLR 34/M14 A2988 RMK AO2 PK WND 26034/2225 SLP037 T03391139

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:47 PM MDT Jun. 27, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM MDT this evening
for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 200,
202, 203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486, 487, 490 and 491...
... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Wednesday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 200, 202,
203, 207, 290, 291, 294, 486, 487, 490 and 491...

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red
flag warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Wednesday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect. A red flag warning will go into effect again
from noon Wednesday through 8 PM MDT Wednesday evening.

* Affected area... in Colorado, fire weather zone 200 little
snake forecast area, fire weather zone 202 White River
forecast area, fire weather zone 203 lower Colorado River,
fire weather zone 207 southwest Colorado lower forecast area,
fire weather zone 290 Paradox Valley forecast area, fire
weather zone 291 northern San Juan forecast area and fire
weather zone 294 southwest Colorado upper west forecast area.
In Utah, fire weather zone 486 eastern Uinta Basin, fire
weather zone 487 Book Cliffs, fire weather zone 490 Colorado
River Basin and fire weather zone 491 southeast Utah.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... fire starts could lead to quickly spreading fires
which will be difficult or impossible to control.

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.