... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM MDT this evening
for gusty winds... low humidity high Haines... Haines index of 6 and
dry fuels for fire weather zones 207 below 8500 feet and 291 below
... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Saturday for
gusty winds... low humidity... Haines index of 6 and dry fuels for
fire weather zones 207 below 8500 feet and 291 below 9500 feet...
The National Weather Service in Grand Junction has issued a red
flag warning for gusty winds... low humidity... dry fuels and Haines
index of 6 which is in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT Saturday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area...
fire weather zone 207 Durango forecast area and
fire weather zone 291 northern San Juan forecast area.
* Winds... afternoon and early evening winds southwest 15 to 25 mph
with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidity... 7 to 14 percent.
* Haines index... 6.
* Impacts... strong gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels
will combine to produce critical fire weather conditions and
rapid fire growth for fire starts.
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.
Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.
For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/gjt (all lower case)
Updated — 2:53 PM MDT on May 24, 2013
Forecast for Durango (81301)
H 82° / L 37°
H 77° / L 45°
H 81° / L 39°
H 77° / L 39°
H 72° / L 41°
Clear. High of 82F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.Friday Night
Clear. Low of 37F. Winds from the West at 5 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph shifting to the NNW after midnight.
Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 77F. Breezy. Winds from the SE at 5 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.Saturday Night
Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 20 mph.
Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.Sunday Night
Clear. Low of 39F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight.
Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 77F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.Monday Night
Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the NE after midnight.
Mostly cloudy. High of 72F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.