Red Flag Warning: Utah

RED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
429 AM MDT THU AUG 6 2009

UTZ431-432-438-441-445>449-062100-
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EASTERN SLOPE WASATCH PLATEAU AND CASTLE VALLEY-
SOUTHWEST TAVAPUTS PLATEAU/BOOK CLIFFS AND THE SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
HENRY MOUNTAINS-GLEN CANYON RECREATION AREA/LAKE POWELL-
GRAND FLAT/ROAN AND BOOK CLIFFS-
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK AND SURROUNDING AREAS-
CANYONS NATIONAL PARK AND NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT-
LA SAL AND ABAJO MOUNTAINS-SOUTHERN SAN JUAN COUNTY-
429 AM MDT THU AUG 6 2009

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR SIGNIFICANT LIGHTNING TODAY AFTER A HOT AND DRY PERIOD
FOLLOWED BY STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY. THIS
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 431...432...438...441
AND 445-449...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR SIGNIFICANT LIGHTNING TODAY AFTER A HOT AND DRY PERIOD
FOLLOWED BY STRONG WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FRIDAY. THIS
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING FIRE WEATHER ZONES 431...432...438...441
AND 445-449. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL OCCUR TODAY ALONG WITH
INCREASING SOUTHWEST WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH
POSSIBLE. RELATIVE HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL LIKELY ONLY DROP TO NEAR
20 PERCENT TODAY BUT DUE TO WINDS REMAINING BREEZY OVERNIGHT POOR
RECOVERY IS EXPECTED. THIS WILL SET THE STAGE FOR SEVERE FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS ON FRIDAY AS RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUE
TO DROP AND WINDS WILL GUST TO 35 TO 40 MPH. THEREFORE ANY
LIGHTNING STARTS TODAY COULD ERUPT ON FRIDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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 WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.


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