La Sal and Abajo Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 11:49 AM MDT May. 25, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from 10 am to 10 PM MDT
Saturday for gusty winds, low relative humidity and dry fuels for
fire weather zones 490 and 491 below 7000 feet...

* affected area... in Utah, fire weather zone 490 Colorado River
Basin and fire weather zone 491 southeast Utah below 7000 feet.

* Winds... south 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... 5 to 10 percent.

* Impacts... new fire starts may be difficult or impossible to
control due to fast rates of spread. Outdoor burning is
strongly discouraged.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

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