Gusty winds blew across southern Colorado Wednesday. West to southwest winds of 20 to 40 mph prevailed in most locations in Southern Colorado, from late morning through the first half of tonight. The combination of low relative humidity, warm temperatures, gusty wind, and dry fuels is a recipe that would cause fire behavior to become explosive. That simply means that any wildfire that got going would spread very quickly and be very hard to control. Bottom line, it is a day to postpone working or recreating outdoors with anything flammable. If you're a smoker, don't flip your butts out the car window...extinguish and leave them in the car.
We could also have Red Flag Warnings on Thursday and Friday, as the conditions will likely remain unchanged through the rest of the week.
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Meteorologist Branden Borremans
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