West Central Utah Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:15 PM MDT Sep. 22, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Sunday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 480 and
492...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a red
flag warning for wind and low relative humidity, which is in
effect from noon to 8 PM MDT Sunday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 480 Uinta Mountains and fire
weather zone 492 central Utah west desert.

* Winds... southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 12 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to
spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.