Big and Little Wood River Region Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Watch
Issued: 2:51 AM MDT Sep. 21, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Fire Weather Watch remains in effect from Saturday afternoon
through Saturday evening for gusty winds and low relative
humidity for fire weather zones 422 and 476 above 7500 feet

* affected area... fire weather zone 422 Sawtooth Range/northern
sawtooth nf and fire weather zone 476 Lemhi and Lost River
Range/Challis nf.

* Winds... southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 11 percent.

* Impacts... these weather conditions, combined with extremely
dry and receptive fuels, can mean rapid spread rates, high
fire intensity, and produce extreme fire behavior such as fire

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.

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