Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…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
Colorado.

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

The wind and humidities int he mountains and high valleys are
already showing critical fire danger conditions late this morning.
The areas included are 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 by sunset.

A distinctly different airmass will prevail across the plains and
foothills with cool and moist conditions. There will be a chance
of light rain or rain showers over the plains later this
afternoon well into the overnight period.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Wednesday through Monday

Fire danger will remain high over the mountain valleys on Tuesday
and Wednesday due to gusty and dry southwest winds. Meanwhile,
fire danger will decrease significantly across the plains as a
cool and moist airmass filters in. Scattered light rain showers
can also be expected into Wednesday.

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.

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