Another Red Flag Day For Firefighters

Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to 9 PM MDT this evening for very low relative humidity…strong wind gusts… hot temperatures and a Haines index of 5 to 6…

* affected area…fire weather zones 277…414…415 and 416.

* Wind…west to southwest wind 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

* Relative humidity…as low as 9 percent.

* Haines index…5 to 6.

* Temperatures…in the 80s.

* Thunderstorms…isolated with strong wind gusts.

* Impacts…any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended. 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.

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