Weather Alerts for Colorado Springs

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
COLORADO SPRINGS

Areas Affected:
Crowley County Including Ordway - Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon - Fremont County Including Canon City, Howard, Texas Creek - Huerfano County Including Walsenburg - Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest - Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands - Pueblo County Including Pueblo - Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado Springs - Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher
Effective: Sun, 9/19 3:35pm Updated: Sun, 9/19 5:15pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun, 9/19 8:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...A Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon until 8 PM MDT today
for gusty winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels for Fire
Weather Zones 222, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, and 233,
which includes El Paso, Fremont, Pueblo, Otero, Crowley, Las
Animas, and parts of Huerfano Counties...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING
FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND DRY FUELS FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 222...226... 227...228...229...230...231...232 AND
233...
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 222...226...227...228...
229...230...231...232 and 233.
* Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 12 percent.
* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread
and growth.

Information:
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.