Emergency Status
Apr 05

Forecast Upgraded to High Wind Warning

The National Weather Service has upgraded the previously issued High Wind Watch to a High Wind Warning for the entirety of Boulder County starting at 9:00am on Saturday and lasting through 12:00pm on Sunday. Gusts are expected to be between 60 – 80 mph. High winds create high fire danger, dangerous travel conditions due to blowing dust, downed trees or other debris on roadways, scattered power outages, and damage to fences, shingles, and siding on homes. Take the following precautions to keep yourself and our community safe during high winds:

  • Make sure you’re signed up to receive alerts through BOCO Alert or ReachWell, and have your personal preparedness plan ready. Know how you would evacuate, and what items you would take with you.
    • Remember, you are always your first form of alerts. If you see, hear, smell, or sense that something may be dangerous take action to keep yourself safe.
  • Do not burn or do any activity that may produce a spark.
  • Avoid travel if possible – blowing dust and debris can cause roadway hazards.

For more information visit the National Weather Service website at www.weather.gov/bou/