Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

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Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:27 AM MDT Sep. 18, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon Wednesday to
midnight MDT Wednesday night for wind and low relative humidity
and cold frontal passage for fire weather zones 478... 493 and
497...

* affected area... fire weather zone 478 Salt Lake desert... fire
weather zone 493 central Utah mountains and fire weather zone
497 Mojave Desert.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph gusting to 30 mph. Across the Salt
Lake desert, wind shifting to the northwest after 6 PM.

* Relative humidity... as low as 9 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... rapidly changing wind directions... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.



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