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

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 2:35 PM MDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning now in effect until 7 PM MDT Thursday for
wind... low relative humidity... and well above normal erc for fire
weather zones 480... 481... 482 and 483...

* affected area... fire weather zone 480 Uinta Mountains... fire
weather zone 481 western Ashley National Forest... fire weather
zone 482 western Uintah basin and fire weather zone 483
southern Ashley National Forest.

* Winds... west to northwest winds 10 to 20 mph gusting to 35 mph.

* 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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