Weather Conditions Affect Local Fires

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It has been no secret regarding the fires in Northern Colorado the last few months as firefighters have banded together to take on and contain as many as possible. While many have been contained, there are still a number of wildfires still currently active.

Weather conditions tomorrow may only make it worse and could potentially add to the number of wildfires.

Meteorologists have warned that low humidity and gusting winds increase the extreme risk of a wildfire for Tuesday, September 19 in Northern Colorado.

A red flag warning has been issued as of Monday, September 18 by the National Weather Service. The warning applies to more than a dozen counties in Northern Colorado between 11 AM and 8 PM tomorrow. Any parts of Larimer County below an elevation of 9,000 feet are affected by the warning.

Winds traveling south to southwest will increase tomorrow advancing before a cold front. The winds will gust as high as 40 mph at lower elevations but as high as 50 mph at higher elevations.  According to the warning, the high winds and low humidity is a combination for extreme fire conditions.

It is important that all residents follow Colorado fire safety guidelines to reduce chances of another wildfire in Colorado.

As previously stated, there are a number of counties affected by the weather conditions tomorrow. The warning includes the following counties:

  • Adams
  • Arapahoe
  • Boulder
  • Broomfield
  • Douglas
  • Elbert
  • Gilpin Clear Creek
  • Grand
  • Jefferson
  • Larimer
  • Lincoln
  • Morgan
  • Park
  • Summit
  • Washington
  • Weld
  • Summit

You can also view the red flag warnings on the National Weather Service website.