Washington County Hazardous Weather Outlook

…Red Flag Warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT this evening
for the North Central Mountains of Colorado…

This hazardous weather outlook is for northeast and north central

.DAY ONE…Today and Tonight

Hotter and drier conditions will spread over the area this
afternoon. Winds gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range can be expected
above 9000 feet while humidities sink below 15 percent.
Consequently, a Red Flag Warning will remain in effect for the
higher mountains from noon until 8 PM MDT for critical fire
weather conditions. Outdoor burning is extremely discouraged in
the warning area as fires will be able to start and spread quickly
in dry vegetation. Areas along and west of I25 near the Wyoming
border may approach the warning criteria this afternoon as well,
but this shouldn’t be widespread. Not as much wind elsewhere but
hot and dry as high temperatures climb back into the lower 90s in

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN…Thursday through Tuesday

The fire danger will be elevated over the mountains and foothills
Thursday as warm and dry conditions continue. A cold front will
bring cooler temperatures and scattered thunderstorms for Friday.
For the Labor Day weekend, after a mild Saturday, very warm and
dry conditions will prevail Sunday through Tuesday. This will
again increase the fire danger.


Spotter activation will not be needed today or tonight.

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