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

Watches & Warnings

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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