Skip to main content

The NWS has issued a Red Flag Warning

Have you ever heard of a "Red Flag Warning"? I hadn't until about 5 minutes ago when I checked my weather at the National Weather Service web site (http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ifps/MapClick.php?CityName=Florence&state=CO&site=PUB). We had already been in a "Fire Weather Watch", and apparently a "Red Flag Warning" is a worsening of that condition. It is extremely dry and the last couple of days we've had temperatures in the low 80s. Winds could be at 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. There are more criteria, but that's apparently enough to put us into a Red Flag Warning. Here's our actual warning:


RED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
255 PM MDT WED APR 5 2006

...A RED FLAG WARNING FOR SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS AND GUSTS...LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS AND DRY FUELS...REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL
9 PM THIS EVENING FOR ELEVATIONS BELOW 9000 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 221...222 AND 225 THROUGH 237... INCLUDING PIKES PEAK AND
TELLER COUNTY...THE WET MOUNTAINS...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO
MOUNTAINS...FREMONT COUNTY...AND ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS...

...A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR STRONG WINDS AND DRY
FUELS...FROM 10 AM THURSDAY UNTIL 9 PM THURSDAY...FOR ELEVATIONS
BELOW 9000 FEET IN FIRE WEATHER ZONES 221...222 AND 225 THROUGH
237... INCLUDING PIKES PEAK AND TELLER COUNTY...THE WET
MOUNTAINS...THE SANGRE DE CRISTO MOUNTAINS...FREMONT COUNTY...AND
ALL OF THE SOUTHEAST PLAINS

.THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PUEBLO...IN COORDINATION WITH
THE AREA LAND MANAGEMENT AGENCIES...HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG
WARNING UNTIL 9 PM TONIGHT...AND A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR
THURSDAY. A STORM SYSTEM MOVING OVER THE AREA WILL PRODUCE STRONG
SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH...
ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST MOUNTAINS AND PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO
THIS EVENING AND THEN AGAIN ON THURSDAY. THESE CONDITIONS COMBINED
WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Last.fm and Ten Years of Web 2.0

Ten years ago yesterday I scrobbled my first tracks to last.fm. What's scrobbling? On last.fm, scrobbling refers to automatic music track logging to the internet. For me, uploading a record of my music listening habits was my first real experience with "Web 2.0." Remember Web 2.0? It referred to websites of user-generated content that enabled virtual communities and interoperability. Now such sites are too ubiquitous on the web to warrant a special designation — they're just the web. But that wasn't true in 2006, and even though I'd been putting content on the internet since 1996, at the time it was enough to make me a little nervous. What did these strangers want with my data, and what was in it for me?

Ten years and 24,941 scrobbles later, I have my answer: I have a really cool record of all the music I've listened to the past 10 years! Well, not "all," technically: I've certainly listened to music in places and on devices that didn't …

The 15-Year Blogoversary

15 years and 1,213 posts! My first experience with the World Wide Web came in 1995, and by 1997 I had my own web page. The first web authoring tool I remember using was Composer, an HTML editor built into the Netscape Communicator suite. That helped me learn some HTML, and later I used Microsoft Word 97 and then FrontPage 98 and later Macromedia Dreamweaver to design more elaborate pages. Some of my FrontPage-built sites are still on the web. As I learned more about HTML standards and validation I wrote more HTML by hand, but I still wanted a way to make publishing to the web easier.

By 2001 I understood that (a) sites should be updated regularly and (b) FTP'ing sites and pages from my desktop to a server was a bit of a pain. I had heard about some early blogging platforms and chose one, Blogger, to try out. As you can see, I'm still here.
My first post using Blogger came on December 8, 2001. A few months later I paid for Blogger Pro, which offered additional authoring tools, l…
If you find this page, congratulations. It's not exactly public yet. I've been maintaining a website at www.scholars.uni.edu/~johnson for several years, but my time at the university is coming to an end and I've established downclimb.com as a more permanent home on the web. I'm not yet sure how I want to juggle all the content of the site, but with this page I've decided to give Blogger a try. It provides a convenient, web-based interface for updating web logs, or "blogs". I don't have a lot of time at the moment to give this site the polish it needs, but I figure I'll give this a try and see if I like it. If not, I can always go back to the old-fashioned ways that have served me thus far. Let's hope Blogger doesn't go broke...