…RED FLAG WARNING FOR THE HIGH MOUNTAIN VALLEYS AND PORTIONS OF
THE NORTH CENTRAL MOUNTAINS INCLUDING SUMMIT COUNTY…
This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central
.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight
Today’s critical fire danger will occur over the high mountain
valleys and portions of the north central mountains, including
North Park, Middle Park, Summit County, and South Park. Winds will
gust to around 35 mph this afternoon with minimum humidities
dropping to less than 10 percent on valley floors. Conditions will
improve rather quickly by sunset.
A distinctly different airmass will prevail across the plains and
foothills with cool and moist conditions. Areas of drizzle and
fog can be expected this morning, with another round of light
precipitation and possible fog tonight. Travelers should be alert
for areas of reduced visibilities in fog, especially in the
foothills and over the Palmer Divide and Wyoming border areas.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday
Fire danger will remain high over the mountain valleys on Wednesday
due to gusty and dry southwest winds. Meanwhile, fire danger will
decrease significantly across the plains as a cool and moist
airmass remains in place. Scattered light rain showers can also
be expected into Wednesday. Parts of the northern plains may see
some frost early Thursday morning due to a combination of dry air,
light winds and cloud-free skies allowing temperatures to drop to
the lower and mid 30s. Areas to the north of a line from Greeley
to Akron will have the highest risk of seeing frost.
Fire danger will likely remain elevated in the mountains through
the end of the week with breezy conditions and low humidity.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT…
Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.