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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
408 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

UTZ478-492-495-497-042300-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.W.0004.150904T1600Z-150906T0400Z/
SALT LAKE DESERT-CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT-
COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT-MOJAVE DESERT-
408 AM MDT FRI SEP 4 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
10 PM MDT SATURDAY 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 WILL
  DEVELOP THIS AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING. WINDS MAY
  DECREASE OVERNIGHT FOR A PERIOD. SOUTH WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH WITH
  GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL REDEVELOP SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND
  CONTINUE INTO THE EVENING BEFORE DIMINISHING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...10 TO 15 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
  AND AGAIN SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

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

&&

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

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