Red Flag Warning Issued Tuesday Oct, 12, 2021

Description: Monday morning (10/11/21) a smoke plume is visible from a agricultural fire along the Arkansas River Bottom on Hwy 194 as seen from US Hwy 50.

Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Pueblo CO 332 AM MDT Tue Oct 12 2021

...Red Flag Warning remains in effect from Noon to 8 PM MDT today for strong winds, low relative humidity, and lightning for Fire Weather Zones 222, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, and 235, which includes Fremont, El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano, Crowley, Kiowa, Otero, Bent, and Las Animas Counties...

COZ222-226>235-130145- /O.CON.KPUB.FW.W.0036.211012T1800Z-211013T0200Z/ Fremont County Including Canon City/Howard/Texas Creek- Northern El Paso County Including Monument and Black Forest- Southern El Paso County Including Fort Carson and Colorado Springs-Pueblo County Including Pueblo- Huerfano County Including Walsenburg- Western Las Animas County Including Trinidad and Thatcher- Crowley County Including Ordway- Otero County Including La Junta and Western Comanche Grasslands- Eastern Las Animas County Including Pinon Canyon- Kiowa County Including Eads-Bent County Including Las Animas- 332 AM MDT Tue Oct 12 2021

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 222...226...227...228...229... 230...231...232...234 AND 235... * Affected Area...Fire Weather Zones 222...226...227...228... 229...230...231...232...233...234 and 235.

* Winds...Southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph.

* Relative Humidity...As low as 16 percent.

* Impacts...Conditions will be favorable for rapid fire spread and growth. Isolated fast moving, dry thunderstorms are also possible, raising the potential for additional wildfire ignitions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected to occur. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior.