Weather Forecast for Wednesday, October 9

A Red Flag Fire Warning is in effect today due to gusty winds, low humidity, and dry fuels.

Winds will be gusting to 35 mph out of the southwest.  Humidity will be as low as 10 percent.  Conditions will be favorable for the rapid ignition, growth, and spread of wildfires.               

The valley will see a high of 73. Look for an overnight low of 33.

Leadville, Fairplay and the mountains can expect a high of 57, a low of 21.  

A chance of snow, heavy snow, is in the forecast for tomorrow, 3-5 inches possible in the higher elevations. 

An Air Quality Health Advisory remains in effect.    

Chaffee County, BLM and Forest Service lands are all under Stage II Fire Restrictions that prohibit all open fires. 

Dan R

Danny “Dan R” Ridenour has been in radio and television broadcasting for 42 years, starting as a senior in high school at KAMO in Rogers, Arkansas.

Dan attended Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas from 1978-82 (where he picked up the name Dan R after his fraternity brothers couldn’t pronounce his last name), majoring in Radio/Television. Dan lived in Jonesboro for 10 years working in radio and then was a TV weatherman for ABC affiliate KAIT Channel 8.

Television was a little boring when compared to radio, so Dan returned to hosting radio morning shows in Nashville, Memphis, Oklahoma, and then eventually, Colorado.

Dan enjoys being involved in the community, having been an member of the Upper Arkansas Service Club and is currently on the board of directors for the Salida Community Center and is a member of the Chaffee County Fair Committee.

Dan and his wife Carrie spend their days doing everything the mountains have to offer: hiking, camping, fishing and skiing. They raised 3 children together and have 2 grandchildren.
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