Wasatch Plateau/Book Cliffs Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:28 PM MDT Sep. 16, 2019 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 4 am MDT Tuesday for
wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 482... 489...
493... 494... 496... 497 and 498...

* affected area... fire weather zone 482 western Uintah basin...
fire weather zone 489 San Rafael Swell... fire weather zone 493
central Utah mountains... fire weather zone 494 Henry
Mountains... fire weather zone 496 color country mountains...
fire weather zone 497 Mojave Desert and fire weather zone 498
Grand Staircase.

* Lightning... isolated thunderstorms are possible late this
afternoon and evening. Wetting rains are not expected.

* Winds... southwest wind gusts up to 35 mph are expected. Near
thunderstorms, winds will be strong and erratic with gusts
possibly exceeding 50 mph.

* Impacts... the combination of thunderstorms and strong winds is
forecast. These conditions may lead to new fire starts and rapid
spread of fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. A combination of
lightning... dry fuel conditions... and gusty microburst winds will
create favorable conditions for new fire starts and extreme fire

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