August 13, 2022

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COLORADO EXTREME FIRE DANGER: Why is fire danger so high today?

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DENVER (KDVR) — The Pinpoint Weather Team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Friday due to extreme fire danger.

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. for a large for of our state.

Here’s why the fire danger will be so high today:

  • Strong wind gusts of 25-50 mph, with higher gusts possible for the mountains and southern Colorado
  • Dry conditions, with no rain or snow expected until Saturday
  • Low afternoon relative humidity 10-25%
  • Near-record heat: Highs will be in the mid-80s

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Dara Bitler

2022-04-22 06:40:19

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