Weather Update: Colorado River Tri-State: Red Flag Warning remains in effect until Tuesday afternoon.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):

Source: National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada (Information):

Colorado River Tri-State: The National Weather Service in Las Vegas, Nevada issued Red Flag Warning remains in effect until 3:00 p.m. (PT) on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020.

*** Regarding Red Flag Warning: ***

The Red Flag Warning is in effect for the areas of Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-AZ side-Lower Colorado River Valley- Lake Mead NRA/Colorado River-NV side.

For Tuesday, strong winds and low RH (Relative Humidity) for areas within and adjacent to the lower Colorado River area.

*** Affected Areas: ***

– In Arizona…Fire weather zone 101.

– In California…Fire weather zone 229.

– In Nevada… Fire weather zone 466.

*** Timing: ***

– Winds will lull tonight before increasing once again Tuesday morning.

– Relative humidity will remain critically low.

*** Wind: ***

– North wind 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 35 mph.

– Humidity: 5 to 15 percent.

– Impacts: Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.

*** Precautionary and Preparedness Actions: ***

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now, or will shortly. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Outdoor burning is not recommended. Heed all fire restrictions.

** More Information: National Weather Service: **

https://forecast.weather.gov/showsigwx.php?warnzone=CAZ527&warncounty=CAC071&firewxzone=CAZ229&local_place1=5%20Miles%20N%20Needles%20Airport%20CA&product1=Red+Flag+Warning&lat=34.8481&lon=-114.613#.X5e3bWRlBPw

Please make sure to drive safely along the roadway and please be always on alert for any troubles, including fires; alert emergency crews and law enforcement (911) immediately if you see a fire.

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