Weather Alerts for Elbert County

Issued by the National Weather Service

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
ELBERT COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Larimer County Below 6000 Feet, Northwest Weld County - Logan County - Morgan County - North and Northeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, North Lincoln County - Northeast Weld County - Phillips County - Sedgwick County - Southeast Elbert County Below 6000 Feet, South Lincoln County - Washington County
Effective: Mon 12:03 pm Updated: Mon 1:39 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Mon 5:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...Red Flag Warning from 11 AM MST to 5 PM MST Today for Portions
of Northeast and East Central Colorado...
.Northerly winds will increase across the northeast plains of
Colorado today behind a fast moving dry cold front. Winds could
gust to 45 mph this afternoon particularly up along the Wyoming
and Nebraska borders and across Washington County where the
pressure gradient and winds aloft will be strongest. Minimum RH
values will be slightly higher today with the cooler temperatures.
However, the strong and gusty winds will be sufficient to produce
critical rangeland fire behavior for portions of northeast
Colorado roughly east of a Cheyenne-to- Limon line. Conditions
should quickly improve with sunset.
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST THIS
AFTERNOON FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR THE
NORTHERN BORDER AREA AND EASTERN PLAINS...
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 238...242...244...246...
247...248...249...250 and 251.
* Timing...Winds will continue to gust up to 40 mph with some
areas seeing winds as high as 45 mph at times. Humidities will
be slightly higher today, but still low enough to support
critical fire behavior. Conditions will quickly improve by
sunset.
* Winds...North 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 13 percent.
* Impacts...Gusty winds and low humidity will be favorable for
rapid fire spread especially in open rangeland.

Information:
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.