... Red flag warning in effect from noon Friday to 10 PM MDT
Saturday for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire
weather zones 492... 493... 495... 497 and 498...
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a red
flag warning for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds...
which is in effect from noon Friday to 10 PM MDT Saturday.
* Affected area... fire weather zone 492 central Utah west
desert... fire weather zone 493 central Utah mountains... fire
weather zone 495 color Country West desert... fire weather zone
497 Mojave Desert and fire weather zone 498 Grand Staircase.
* Thunderstorms... isolated to scattered mainly dry thunderstorms
mostly during the afternoon and evening hours Friday and
* Outflow winds... gusty and erratic winds in excess of 50 mph will
be possible with the storms.
* Impacts... the threat of lightning and gusty winds in addition to
very dry conditions will bring the potential of multiple new
fires and explosive fire growth.
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.