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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
304 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

UTZ492-493-495-497-498-292200-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.W.0008.160729T1800Z-160731T0400Z/
CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT-CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS-
COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT-MOJAVE DESERT-GRAND STAIRCASE-
304 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 10 PM
MDT SATURDAY FOR DRY THUNDERSTORMS AND GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 492...493...495...497 AND 498...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST
  DESERT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH MOUNTAINS...FIRE
  WEATHER ZONE 495 COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  497 MOJAVE DESERT AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 498 GRAND STAIRCASE.

* THUNDERSTORMS...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED MAINLY DRY THUNDERSTORMS
  WILL DEVELOP PRIMARILY DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS
  TODAY AND SATURDAY.

* OUTFLOW WINDS...GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH WILL
  BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORMS THAT DEVELOP.

* IMPACTS...THE THREAT OF LIGHTNING AND GUSTY WINDS IN ADDITION
  TO VERY DRY CONDITIONS WILL BRING THE POTENTIAL OF MULTIPLE
  NEW FIRES AND EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH.

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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