Red Flag Warning for El Paso County

Published: April 30, 2013, 3:22 pm, by Ryan Handy

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.

 

Take a look at the weather service’s fire information page to learn more about fire weather, and read the weather report for El Paso County today.