... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am Saturday to 3 am MDT
Sunday for dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow winds for fire
weather zones 478... 479... 480... 481... 482... 483... 484... 488 and
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 10 am Saturday to 3 am MDT Sunday. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.
* Affected area... fire weather zone 478 Salt Lake desert... fire
weather zone 479 Wasatch mountains... fire weather zone 480
Uinta Mountains... fire weather zone 481 western Ashley
National Forest... fire weather zone 482 western Uintah basin...
fire weather zone 483 southern Ashley National Forest... fire
weather zone 484 Tavaputs plateau... fire weather zone 488
Manti National Forest and fire weather zone 489 San Rafael
* Thunderstorms... isolated mainly dry thunderstorms are expected
to develop late Saturday morning... then become scattered during
the afternoon and evening.
* Outflow winds... gusty and erratic winds in excess of 40 mph
will be possible with any storms that develop.
* 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.