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Current Fire Weather and Flood Conditions

 

SEPTEMBER 2017
Wildland Fire Danger:  Moderate
If there is a RED FLAG WARNING,
fire danger becomes EXTREME

Click on Weather Bug "Severe Weather Alert" to the right for more information.

The above fire danger is based on
Forecast Fire Danger Map

RED FLAG WARNINGS: Weather conditions can increase fire danger suddenly and dramatically due to drying winds and high temperatures. A Red Flag Warning means that current weather conditions can cause a fire to ignite and spread explosively due to gusting winds, high temperatures and/or dry fuel.

CRYSTAL PARK FIRE DANGER SIGNS: Two signs are posted at the entrance gate and at the lake in the Upper Park.  Click here to familiarize yourself with what each color/level means.

EL PASO COUNTY ORDINANCE 02-2 FIRE BAN RESTRICTIONS

Stage I Fire Restrictions  (Up to $600 fine)
The following activities are prohibited during Stage I:   

1--Open burning defined as campfires and warming fires(except in permanently constructed fire grates in developed campgrounds and picnic grounds), charcoal grills and outdoor wood burning stoves (except at private residences in areas cleared of all flammable materials), the use of explosives, outdoor welding or use of acetylene or other torch with open flame other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted.
2--The sale or use of fireworks of all kinds.
3--Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. 

Stage Two Fire Restrictions: (Up to $1,000 fine)
The following activities are prohibited during Stage II:

1--Open burning defined as campfires and warming fires, charcoal grills and outdoor wood burning stoves, the use of explosives, outdoor welding or use of acetylene or other torch with open flame other than in an area cleared of all flammable materials. Fires contained within liquid-fueled or gas-fueled stoves are permitted.
2--The sale or use of fireworks of all kinds.
3--Outdoor smoking except except within an enclosed vehicle or building 

PIKE NATIONAL FOREST FIRE RESTRICTIONS are posted here  /  MAP      

COLORADO FIRE BANS AND DANGER

FIRE WEATHER:  CURRENT CONDITIONS AND PREDICTION SITES:

WFAS Fire Weather Maps

Potential Danger from Lightning in USA   Updates daily.

Observed Dry Lightning/Dryness

Active Weather Hazards

Observed Fire Danger Map

WFAS Google Earth Map Data  Download current condition fire data as an overlay to Google maps.  These files are updated daily.

Monthly National Wildland Fire Outlook

NOAA's National Fire Weather Page

NOAA's Local Forecast Office in Pueblo

Colorado Graphical Fire Weather Forecast Updates every 12 hours

Storm Prediction Center (SPC) Fire weather forecasts up to 8 days out.

Wildland Fire Assessment System (WFAS) Quick Links Comprehensive resource with links to fire danger potential, fire weather maps, dead fuel, live fuel moisture, drought and moisture/greenness maps and more.

Pueblo Interagency Dispatch Daily Fire Danger Report This report only updates during fire season.

TRACK WILDLAND FIRES:  CURRENT AND HISTORICAL DATA

Colorado Current Fires

Current US Active Large Fire Map

National Interagency Fire Center   Get the latest news of current fires

GeoMac Wildfire Viewer Wildfire Mapping feature allows you to locate nearby wildfires. Also displays current fire perimeters and historical locations of fires.

NOAA  Real Time Fire and Smoke Maps

LOCAL WEATHER RESOURCES

Download "WeatherBug" to recieve active red flag and fire watch warnings for our zip code area. Set your preferences to include all flood and fire weather warnings and watches.

There are two weather stations maintained by Crystal Park residents and posted on-line.  You can get very specific weather conditions here:
Lower Park Weather Station                                                Upper Park Weather Station

80829 Hourly Weather Forecast for Upper Crystal Park:  8400 ft Elevation

Colorado Fire Weather Zone Boundaries Crystal Park is in Fire Weather Zone 221 which is more closely associated with Teller County than El Paso County due to our elevation and mountain terrain.  But since Crystal Park is close to the boundary of Fire Weather Zones 226 and 227 which include the rest of El Paso County, it is important to pay attention to any watches and warnings posted for all three fire weather zones.

 


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