High winds and extremely dry conditions have prompted a Red Flag warning until 5 p.m. today. The National Weather Service issued the warning just after 3 p.m. yesterday. The warning is in effect for Larimer and Boulder counties between 6,000 and 9,000 feet.
Warmer temperatures, high winds, and low relative humidities will combine to create high wildfire danger today across Northern Colorado. Any fires that start may spread quickly and be difficult to control through this evening. The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning in effect through 8pm tonight.
As we saw in Yuma County last week, wildfires can spread quickly under current conditions. Strong winds, warm temperatures, low humidities, and dry grasses will create hazardous fire conditions in Northern Colorado again today.
Due to temperatures in the 90s, gusty winds, low humidity, and very dry conditions; the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center is forecasting 'High to Extreme Fire Danger' for Northern Colorado and Southern Wyoming. Extreme conditions exist in the northeast Colorado plains, with high danger forecast for the Front Range.