Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

Weather Warnings

 

Red Flag Warning

 

 

Red Flag Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
249 PM MST WED NOV 16

A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR GUSTY WINDS... LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS UNTIL 7 PM THIS EVENING

* AFFECTED AREA...  SAN LUIS VALLEY INCLUDING ALAMOSA... DEL NORTE... FORT GARLAND... SAGUACHE... ALL OF THE SOUTHEASTERN COLORADO PLAINS... WET MOUNTAINS... SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS/FOOTHILLS INCLUDING...  LA VETA PASS... CRESTONE

* WINDS... SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS... EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR WITH RAPID RATES OF FIRE GROWTH AND SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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.

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