Crestone Weather Center
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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Crestone, Colorado

 

Warnings, Watches and Advisories:

 

Red Flag Warning

&

High Wind Warning


Red Flag Warning
URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
347 AM MDT Thu Mar 26 2020


A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING......

*Affected Area... The San Luis Valley, and most of eastern Colorado.

* Winds... Southwest 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 55 mph.

* Relative Humidity... As low as 8 percent.

* Impacts... Conditions may be favorable for the rapid ignition, growth and spread of fires.

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.


High Wind Warning
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pueblo CO
350 AM MDT Thu Mar 26 2020

HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 9 AM THIS MORNING TO 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* WHAT... Southwest winds 30 to 45 mph with gusts up to 70 mph expected.

* WHERE... The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains, Huerfano County, and western Huerfano County.

* IMPACTS... Damaging winds will blow down trees and power lines. Widespread power outages are expected. Travel will be difficult, especially for high profile vehicles.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

People should avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, and avoid windows. Use caution if you must drive.



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