Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
1209 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

UTZ481-483-488-011100-
/O.EXA.KSLC.FW.W.0018.160901T1200Z-160903T0400Z/
WESTERN ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST-SOUTHERN ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST-
MANTI NATIONAL FOREST-
1209 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 10 PM MDT
FRIDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS AFTER A PROLONGED DRY PERIOD FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 481...483 AND 488...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR THUNDERSTORMS AFTER A PROLONGED DRY PERIOD...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 10 PM MDT FRIDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 481 WESTERN ASHLEY NATIONAL
  FOREST...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 483 SOUTHERN ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST
  AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GREATER THAN 40 MPH POSSIBLE.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...13 TO 15 PERCENT BELOW 7000 FEET. ABOVE 15
  PERCENT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH INSIGNIFICANT RAINFALL
  AND FAST STORM MOTIONS WILL DEVELOP ON THURSDAY...THEN TREND
  MORE WIDELY SCATTERED IN NATURE ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INSIGNIFICANT
  RAINFALL AFTER A PROLONGED DRY PERIOD AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
  MAY CREATE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW FIRE STARTS AND RAPID FIRE
  GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

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.

&&

$$

UTZ478-492-011100-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.W.0018.160901T1200Z-160903T0400Z/
SALT LAKE DESERT-CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT-
1209 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 10 PM
MDT FRIDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 478 AND 492...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT.

* WINDS...SOUTHERLY SURFACE WINDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY
  THURSDAY BECOMING 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH
  BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL DIMINISH THURSDAY NIGHT THEN
  INCREASE FURTHER FRIDAY WITH SUSTAINED SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 T0
  25 WITH GUSTS AROUND 40 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...9 TO 14 PERCENT EACH AFTERNOON.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS ARE
  POSSIBLE DURING THE DAY THURSDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GREATER THAN 40 MPH POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY.

* IMPACTS...A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY WILL
  CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH...AND ISOLATED DRY
  THUNDERSTORMS MAY CREATE NEW FIRE STARTS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

UTZ479-480-011100-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.W.0018.160901T1200Z-160903T0400Z/
WASATCH MOUNTAINS-UINTA MOUNTAINS-
1209 PM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM THURSDAY TO 10 PM
MDT FRIDAY FOR THUNDERSTORMS AFTER A PROLONGED DRY PERIOD FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 479 AND 480...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS AND
  FIRE WEATHER ZONE 480 UINTA MOUNTAINS.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GREATER THAN 40 MPH POSSIBLE.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...13 TO 15 PERCENT BELOW 7000 FEET. ABOVE 15
  PERCENT ELEVATIONS ABOVE 7000 FEET.

* THUNDERSTORMS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WITH INSIGNIFICANT
  RAINFALL AND FAST STORM MOTIONS WILL DEVELOP ON THURSDAY...
  THEN TREND MORE WIDELY SCATTERED IN NATURE ON FRIDAY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH INSIGNIFICANT
  RAINFALL AFTER A PROLONGED DRY PERIOD AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS
  MAY CREATE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW FIRE STARTS AND RAPID FIRE
  GROWTH.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR WITH HIGH CONFIDENCE. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG MICROBURST WINDS...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN CONTRIBUTE TO
EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

$$

FOR MORE INFORMATION FROM NOAA/NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE VISIT...
HTTP://WEATHER.GOV/SALTLAKECITY (ALL LOWER CASE)



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