Gusty wind, low relative humidities, warm temperatures, and dry fuels will all combine to produce high fire danger this afternoon and early evening. Red Flag Warning goes into effect at Noon and lasts until 8pm. Please, no outdoor burning or use of flammable materials. Head to the "Weather" Tab for more information on the forecast.
The state's snowpack already is low this year and lower than it was in 2002. Snowpack is where a majority of Colorado gets its water supply.
The South Platte River basin is at 68 percent of the 30-year average as of Saturday.
The basin is a prime source of water for the Front Range.