Wet Mountain Valley Below 8500 Ft Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

High Wind Warning
Issued: 3:02 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... High Wind Warning remains in effect until noon MST Monday...

* location... the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, the Wet Mountains
and Wet Mountain Valley, Pikes Peak above 11000 feet and
Huerfano County along and west of Interstate 25.

* Cause and timing... a strong jet stream will move across the
area bringing periods of strong damaging downslope winds through
Monday morning.

* Wind... west to southwest winds over the mountains 30 to 50 mph
with gusts up to around 85 mph, while lower elevation areas see
west winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 65 mph. The timing of
the strongest winds will be this evening through tonight.

* Impact... strong winds will cause hazardous driving conditions
along portions of the Interstate 25 corridor. Minor property
damage will also be possible especially again tonight.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected
or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts
of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage.




Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:04 PM MST Feb. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 6 PM MST this evening
for gusty winds and low relative humidity for fire weather zones
222... 225... 226... 227... 228... 229... 230... 231... 232... 233... 234...
235... 236 and 237...

* affected area... fire weather zones 222... 225... 226... 227...
228... 229... 230... 231... 232... 233... 234... 235... 236 and 237.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... through 6 PM this evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 7 percent.

* Impacts... conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition,
growth and spread of fires.

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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