Remember those? During the Waldo Canyon fire, the National Weather Service in Pueblo frequently issued these alerts for Colorado Springs, calling attention to high winds, higher temperatures, and a general state of danger for wildfire-prone areas.
On June 26, the day the firestorm roared through Mountain Shadows and destroyed 347 homes, the weather service issued a red flag warning.
The warning was issued at 8 a.m. Monday and will last until Tuesday evening, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo. That means gusty winds and low relative humidity–dry conditions.
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 WILL BE CAPABLE OF CREATING EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.