Red Flag Warning: Monday August 27, 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Gusty winds bordering on strong will combine with very low relative humidity, a well mixed atmosphere, and above average temperatures to potentially create dangerous wildland fire behavior in the Front Range foothills, mountain valleys, and northeast plains of Colorado today. These critical weather conditions will also further dry out the vegetation compounding the fire danger. Land managers and residents are urged to use extreme caution when handling fire outside today as a small fire could rapidly grow into a large, uncontrollable problem threatening life and property.

Fires may start easily with the dry fuels and spread rapidly with anticipated strong and gusty winds. These gusty and erratic winds may create unpredictable fire behavior. 

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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