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Southwestern Storm to Bring Rain and Thunderstorm Potential, and Snow in the Mountains

A storm in the Southwest will produce rain, locally heavy with the potential for flash flooding this weekend. Mountain snow will spread across the Southwest, Great Basin, and into the South/Central Rockies. The whole storm shifts into the Plains later in the weekend while a new system brings rain and mountain snow from the Northwest to the Northern Rockies. Read More >

Red Flag Warning

 

A Red Flag Warning means warm temperatures, very low humidities, and stronger winds are expected to combine to produce an increased risk of fire danger.  

 -If you are allowed to burn in your area, all burn barrels must be covered with a weighted metal cover, with holes no larger than 3/4 of an inch.

 -Do not throw cigarettes or matches out of a moving vehicle. They may ignite dry grass on the side of the road and become a wildfire.

 -Extinguish all outdoor fires properly. Drown fires with plenty of water and stir to make sure everything is cold to the touch. Dunk charcoal in water until cold. Do not throw live charcoal on the ground and leave it.

 -Never leave a fire unattended. Sparks or embers can blow into leaves or grass, ignite a fire, and quickly spread.