Dangerous conditions expected across West Slope and Front Range southwest of Denver in the early part of the weekend, snow showers possible in the northwestern mountain ranges Saturday night
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Campers out for their first trip of the summer season in Colorado and eastern Utah may want to make sure their tents are securely staked.
The National Weather Service has issued wind watches and warnings, dust storm warnings, as well as fire weather advisories and even a red flag fire warning for parts of Park County and the mountains southwest of Denver, where forest and grass fuels are very dry.
Along with the fire danger, drivers of high-profile vehicles like trucks and campers should also be aware of the potential for dangerous gusts, especially along north-south oriented highways. Fire restrictions are in place on BLm lands in western Colorado and other areas. Visit the Rocky Mountain Area Coordination Center for regional info on outdoor fire restrictions. (more…)