Las Animas Vicinity/Bent County Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:03 PM MDT Mar. 23, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM MDT this evening
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
226... 234... 235... 236 and 237...

* affected area... fire weather zones 226... 234... 235... 236 and

* Winds... west 25 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for rapid rates of fire
growth and spread Friday afternoon and evening.

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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