Red Flag Warning Today 11AM-7PM

A new Red Flag Warning has been issued for 11AM through 7PM today for the Palmer Divide region. Strong winds developing this afternoon combined with low humidity values will make for extreme fire danger in the region.

At this point, we’ve had so many of these that everyone knows the drill, but always call 911 right away if you see smoke. It will be critical for firefighters to get on any developing fire as quickly as possible.

Here are the details on the Red Flag Warning for Castle Rock and the Palmer Divide region:


Effective: Thu, 3/16 11:00am Updated: Thu, 3/16 10:30am Urgency: Expected
Expires: Thu, 3/16 7:00pm Severity:  Severe  Certainty: Likely
A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now....or will shortly. The combination of
strong winds...low relative humidity...and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior. Residents should not perform
any outdoor burning today because of the potential for fires to
spread uncontrollably.

Read the Full Details and stay up to date with Castle Rock’s Weather Warnings on our Weather Warnings Page!
John R. Braddock
Storm Chaser/ Amateur Meteorologist at Mountain Wave Weather
John R. Braddock is a NOAA/NWS Certified Storm Chaser and Amateur Meteorologist living in Castle Rock, Colorado. A graduate of Colorado State University with a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Colorado native, he specializes in short range forecasting, severe weather and mountain weather dynamics.

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