Fire Weather Warning
Expires 11:00 PM EDT on May 23, 2013
Statement as of 5:11 PM MDT on May 21, 2013
... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 9 PM MDT
Thursday for gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels for fire
weather zones 290... 292 and 293... for elevations below 9500 feet...
* affected area... in Colorado... fire weather zone 290 Paradox
Valley forecast area... fire weather zone 292 North Fork forecast
area and fire weather zone 293 Gunnison basin forecast
area... for elevations below 9500 feet.
* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
* Relative humidity... 7 to 12 percent.
* Impacts... strong gusty winds... low humidity... and dry fuels will
combine to produce critical fire weather conditions and rapid
fire growth if any fires ignite.
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.
Please advise the appropriate officials and affected field
personnel of this red flag warning.
Public Information Statement
Statement as of 12:59 PM MDT on May 21, 2013
The following are preliminary 24 hour precipitation reports from
western Colorado and eastern Utah, ending around 8 am Tuesday. The
first value is rainfall or water amounts in snow, and the second
value is snowfall, when appropriate. Amounts are in inches.
Western Colorado and eastern Utah 24 hour Airport stations:
Official climate stations of western colorado:
2 miles west of Fruita, 0.11.
Steamboat Springs, 0.11.
Official climate stations of eastern utah:
Jarvie ranch, 0.42.
33 miles north of Craig, 0.19.
5 miles south of Durango, 0.21.
1 mile southeast of Steamboat Springs, 0.19.
Climate reference network sites of western colorado:
2 miles east of Dinosaur, 0.12.
Additional unofficial reports:
Basalt 6e 0.12
Vail 1wnw 0.20
Eagle 1sse 0.05
Crested Butte 6n 0.12 2.0
Craig 1ese 0.13
Carbondale 8s 0.15
Meeker 2wsw 0.12