... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT
Thursday for gusty winds... low humidity... dry fuels and Haines
index of 6... for fire weather zone 207 below 8500 feet...
* affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 207 Durango
* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative humidity... 4 to 9 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 if any fires ignite.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected to occur. A combination of strong winds... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
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 — 3:53 AM MDT on May 22, 2013
Forecast for Cortez (81321)
H 81° / L 45°
H 86° / L 43°
H 79° / L 43°
H 82° / L 41°
H 81° / L 41°
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 81F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.Wednesday Night
Clear. Low of 45F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.
Clear. High of 86F. Breezy. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph.Thursday Night
Clear. Low of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph.
Clear. High of 79F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 15 mph.Friday Night
Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 82F. Breezy. Winds from the South at 10 to 20 mph.Saturday Night
Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 20 mph.
Clear. High of 81F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph.Sunday Night
Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.