The fire risk in Colorado is getting higher on the Eastern Plains while a cold front is dampening that risk in some parts of the state brining cooler temperatures, slightly higher humidity and weaker winds.
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the United States Forest Service will be stepping up partials in an area popular with target shooters.
Many factors will play into this year’s fire season, including drought, winter snow and this summer’s weather pattern.
Wildfires in Colorado this summer have made national headlines, and there are concerns fewer people will visit our state because of it.
The fire danger remains high to very high across much of the state. Because of the danger more areas are imposing fire bans.
The high fire danger across the Front Range has prompted Jefferson County officials to ban smoking in all parks until conditions get safer.
With the fire danger remaining high to extreme across Colorado, many communities are debating whether to have fireworks shows on the 4th of July.
The high fire danger across much of Colorado has a growing number of counties and communities putting their fire bans in place.
A lot of snow is expected for the western and southwestern mountains, but only a chance for snow along the Front Range. The dry conditions mean the fire danger remains high.
In the northeast part of the state fire danger ranges from high to even extreme thanks to the warm weather and low humidity. The danger is much lower in the high country, but it doesn’t take long for that to change.