Our planned Saturday March 9th Atlas launch has been scrubbed. High winds and the predicted cloud cover equals a common sense approach to winter rules on the Front Range – Mother Nature wins again.
Apologies for the late decision making but really, the weather forecast is not in our favor.
NO GO for Saturday March 9th.
Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week
March 3-9, 2019
Hello! Thank you for joining us for Flood Safety and Wildfire Awareness Week!
The National Weather Service wants everyone to be part of a Weather Ready Nation. With the return of Wildfire and Flood season in Colorado we want to make sure you are weather ready!
Wildfires are a real and present threat throughout the year in Colorado and you need to be prepared.
A mixture of large and small wildfires occurred across Colorado in 2017. These fires were due to a mixture of dry conditions, combined with gusty, warm winds and, sometimes, careless fire prevention efforts. There were instances when residents had to be evacuated as a large wildfire moved toward larger communities. The National Weather Service provides a variety of fire weather forecast products. At least twice a day in Colorado, fire weather planning forecasts are made from each National Weather Service forecast office serving the state. A Fire Weather Watch may be issued, if in the next 12 to 48 hours, the forecast includes gusty winds of 25 mph or greater, relative humidity’s of less than 15 percent for at least three hours, dry lightning, or a combination of weather and fuel conditions that may make large wildfires possible. A Red Flag Warning will be issued if these same critical fire conditions are forecast within the next 24 hours.