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
403 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

UTZ478-492-495-497-052215-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.W.0004.000000T0000Z-150906T0400Z/
SALT LAKE DESERT-CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT-
COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT-MOJAVE DESERT-
403 AM MDT SAT SEP 5 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
478...492...495 AND 497...

* 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
  REDEVELOPING THIS MORNING. A SHARP WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST
  IS FORECAST WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD FRONT FROM NORTH TO
  SOUTH ACROSS THE STATE TODAY.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AROUND 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

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

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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