Published: Fri, April 13, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

Fire Danger Threatens More Than Half Of Colorado

Fire Danger Threatens More Than Half Of Colorado

Weather conditions in several eastern Kentucky counties turned risky Thursday, April 12, as the National Weather Service issued a red flag warning due to fire risks.

The combination of low humidity, breezy conditions, and much warmer temperatures will contribute to excellent drying conditions this afternoon. Take caution to still avoid outdoor burning. No outdoor burning today! - Winds are gradually weakening in northwest Pinal County, but pockets of dense blowing dust continue.

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Friday evening's forecast is calling for mostly clear skies, with a low around 37.

The National Interagency Fire Center predicts portions of Arizona will have "above normal" potential for a significant wildfire throughout May and June, when we're hitting the peak of temperatures in the state before monsoon begins and brings rain back to Arizona.

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The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control is warning that Thursday may be of particular concern for fire danger in the lower elevations and plains of the state. It will still be very gusty on Friday (right now we have a Wind Alert Level One, meaning we could see gusts to 30-40 mph), but with high humidity levels, fire danger should go down. Winds could gust as high as 50 miles per hour on Friday afternoon.

Any wildfires that develop will spread rapidly due to windy, dry conditions. The front should swing through the state Friday with more wind and a chance for snow.

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