Posted on June 13, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Red flag fire warning in the north-central Colorado mountains. Click for more info.
Wind gusts, dry air combine for critical fire danger
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Winds gusting up to 30 mph and dry air have prompted the National Weather Service to issue a red flag fire warning for most of Colorado’s north-central mountains, including Summit,Clear Creek and Gilpin counties and extending east to parts of Boulder County.
The weather creates a potential for any small fire or ignition to grow quickly. High-base thunderclouds developing over Summit County could also produce lightning with no rain, increasing concerns about fire ignition. (more…)
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Posted on June 19, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
We had to include one more picture of the Frisco BBQ challenge, with Andy Grogger, of local Oktoberfest fame, tending the grill at We Dig Pig. Click on the image to see more of the BBQ challenge.
Red flag warning expanded; mind your campfires!
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — It was just a week ago that we were warning of a chance of snow in the daily weatherblog — hard to believe today, as temperatures in Dillon climbed well into the 70s and lingered at about 73 degrees at 6 p.m. That’s about as balmy an evening as you can expect at 9,000 feet, where the atmosphere is so thin that it just can’t hold the day’s heat once the sun sets.
At Pioneer Creek Ranch in Silverthorne, the temperature at 7 p.m. was still registering at 78 degrees. Temps warmed up nicely well above treeline, with a 58-degree reading at 11,889 feet (7 p.m.) and 60 degrees at the Grizzly Peak SNOTEL site (11,100 feet).
Look for more of the same Sunday, with the high in Frisco forecast to reach 74 degrees; nice, but still well short of the 84-degree record set in 1936. The record low for the date is 18 degrees, set way back in 1924. With dry air in place, lows will dip into the low 40s, but quickly warm up again with sunrise, at 5:36 a.m. Sunset is at 8:34 p.m. for 14 hours and 58 minutes of daylight. (more…)
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