Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

 

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

 Red Flag Warning

 

 

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
342 AM MDT Wed Jul 8 2020

 

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS, LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY, AND HIGH HAINES INDICES  

 

* Affected Area... The Upper Arkansas River Valley Including Lake County and Chaffee County-Fremont County Including Canon City/Eastern San Juan Mountains and La Garita Mountains Including Wolf Creek Pass and Creede-San Luis Valley Including Alamosa/Saguache-Southern Front Range/Sangre De Cristo Mountains including the Crestone foothillls/Wet Mountains/La Veta Pass.

 

* Winds... West 10 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

 

* Relative Humidity... 5 to 10 percentt.

 

* Impacts... Conditions will be favorable for rapid rates of fire growth and spread.

 

* Haines... Scale is at a 6.  

 

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.

 

A Haines Index of 6 means a high potential for an existing fire to become large or exhibit erratic fire behavior. A 5 means medium potential, 4 means low potential, and anything less than 4 means very low potential.

 


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