A Red Flag Warning is a warning issued by the National Weather Service to advise firefighters that conditions are ideal for a wildfire to start and spread rapidly. There are many factors that determine the application of a Red Flag Warning. It could be a combination of the below and is not limited to the examples listed:
- Dry conditions
- Before the spring green up or after fall color
- If the National Fire Danger Rating System (the Smokey the Bear signs that are throughout the county) is high to extreme AND
- Sustained wind average of 15 mph or greater
- Relative humidity is less than or equal to 25 percent
- A temperature that is greater than 75 degrees F
When the conditions listed above are in effect and a Red Flag Warning is issued please be aware that there is no outdoor burning in Park County. Please check with your Fire Protection Districts for any other information.