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
300 PM MDT THU SEP 3 2015

UTZ478-492-495-497-040500-
/O.NEW.KSLC.FW.W.0004.150904T1600Z-150906T0400Z/
SALT LAKE DESERT-CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT-
COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT-MOJAVE DESERT-
300 PM MDT THU SEP 3 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM MDT
SATURDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 478...492...495 AND 497...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A RED
FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS IN
EFFECT FROM 10 AM FRIDAY TO 10 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  495 COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 497 MOJAVE
  DESERT.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL
  DEVELOP ON FRIDAY. WINDS MAY DECREASE A BIT OVERNIGHT
  FRIDAY...BUT WILL INCREASE AGAIN DURING THE DAY SATURDAY AND
  COULD POTENTIALLY BE EVEN STRONGER THAN FRIDAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOONS..WITH
  POOR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY.

* IMPACTS...THE COMBINATION OF LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND GUSTY
  WINDS WILL CREATE HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FRIDAY AND
  SATURDAY.

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 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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