Red Flag Warning – Fire Danger High for Northern Colorado [PICTURES]
Keep you butts in your car. If your are going to smoke while driving don't throw throw those cigarettes out the window. There is a Red flag warning in effect from 10 a.m. this morning to 10 p.m. tonight. That means fire danger is extremely high.
Strong and gusty winds will develop across the region today and continue into the evening hours. Gusty winds will first develop by late morning but then strengthen considerably through the afternoon hours. Humidities will be very low...And combined with the extremely dry conditions as of late create conditions favorable for rapid wildfire growth.
Counties Affected By Red Flag Warning
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet/Northwest Weld County - Central and South Weld County- Boulder And Jefferson Counties Below 6000 Feet/West Broomfield County - North Douglas County Below 6000 Feet/Denver/West Adams and Arapahoe Counties/East Broomfield County - Elbert/Central And East Douglas Counties Above 6000 Feet - Morgan County - Central And East Adams And Arapahoe Counties - North And Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/North Lincoln County - Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet/South Lincoln County- Logan County - Washington County - Sedgwick County - Phillips County
- Winds...South 30 to 40 mph...With gusts up to 60 mph east of I-25.
- Relative humidity...As low as 10 percent.
Course of Action
- All outdoor burning should be delayed until monday. Any small spark including carelessly discarded cigarette butts may generate a large wildfire.
The pictures below are from a Larimer County Fires that started when a ditch burn got out of control. Thank you to Poudre Fire Authority for the photos.