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Red Flag Warning in Effect for Colorado River Valley and Lake Mead
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Red Flag Warning in Effect for Colorado River Valley and Lake Mead

 

For the first time this year, the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning for the Colorado River Valley and Lake Mead.

The warning is in effect until 7 p.m. Wednesday. These types of warnings are more common during the spring because of the strong winds and low humidity.

According to the weather service, winds will be from the north at between 15 and 25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 40 miles per hour. Relative humidity will be as low as 7 percent.

The warning is a reminder for everyone of the extreme risk for wildfires. Erratic winds and low humidity means even a small spark could start a fire that could grow out of control rapidly.

 

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