Weather Alerts for El Paso County

Issued by the National Weather Service

High Wind Warning  HIGH WIND WARNING   High Wind Warning
EL PASO COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Colorado Springs Vicinity, Southern El Paso County, Rampart Range Below 7400 Ft - Northern El Paso County, Monument Ridge, Rampart Range Below 7500 Ft - Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains Between 8500 And 11000 Ft - Northern Sangre de Cristo Mountains above 11000 Ft - Pikes Peak above 11000 Ft - Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Above 11000 Ft - Southern Sangre De Cristo Mountains Between 7500 and 11000 Ft - Teller County, Rampart Range above 7500fT, Pike's Peak Between 7500 And 11000 Ft - Walsenburg Vicinity, Upper Huerfano River Basin Below 7500 Ft - Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft - Wet Mountains above 10000 Ft - Wet Mountains between 6300 and 10000Ft
Effective: Sat 10:00 pm Updated: Sat 7:46 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 12:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON
MST SUNDAY...
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a High Wind
Warning, which is in effect from 10 PM this evening to noon MST
Sunday. The High Wind Watch is no longer in effect.
* LOCATION...the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains and
Wet Mountain Valley, Teller County and the Rampart Range, and
portions of Huerfano and El Paso counties along and west of I-25.
* CAUSE AND TIMING...A strong jet will move across the area
tonight with damaging downslope winds expected to develop
towards midnight and continue through Sunday morning.
* WIND...West winds over the mountains 30 to 40 mph with gusts up
to 80 mph, while lower elevation areas see west winds 25 to 35
mph with gusts up to 65 mph.
* IMPACT...Strong winds will cause hazardous driving conditions
along portions of the Interstate 25 corridor. Minor property
damage will also be possible.

Information:
A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.

Red Flag Warning  RED FLAG WARNING   Red Flag Warning
EL PASO COUNTY

Areas Affected:
Baca County Including Springfield and Eastern Comanche Grasslands - Bent County Including Las Animas - Crowley County Including Ordway - Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon - Fremont County Including Canon City, Howard, Texas Creek - Huerfano County Including Walsenburg - Kiowa County Including Eads - Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest - Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands - Prowers County Including Lamar - Pueblo County Including Pueblo - Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado Springs - Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher
Effective: Sun 10:00 am Updated: Sat 7:46 pm Urgency: Expected
Expires: Sun 6:00 pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely

 
Details:
...A Red Flag Warning has been issued for 10 AM until 6 PM Sunday
for gusty winds, low humidity values and dry fuels for fire
weather zones 222...and 225 through 237...which includes the
lower east facing slopes of the Wets and Sangre De Cristo
Mountains, Fremont county, all of the southeast east plains...
...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 6 PM MST SUNDAY FOR
GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
222...226...227...228...229...230...231...232...233...234...235...
236 AND 237...
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Red Flag
Warning for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from 10 AM to 6 PM MST Sunday. The Fire Weather Watch is
no longer in effect.
* Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 222...226...227...228...
229...230...231...232...233...234...235...236 and 237.
* Winds...Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Local
gusts up to 50 mph will be possible along portions of the I-25
corridor Sunday morning.
* Timing...Late Sunday morning through Sunday afternoon.
* Relative Humidity...As low as 10 percent.
* Temperatures...In the lower 60s.
* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires.

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.