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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
134 AM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

UTZ494-495-497-498-272200-
/O.CON.KSLC.FW.A.0001.160628T1800Z-160629T0400Z/
HENRY MOUNTAINS-COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT-MOJAVE DESERT-
GRAND STAIRCASE-
134 AM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING FOR FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY
PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 494...495...497 AND 498...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTHERN UTAH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 494 HENRY
  MOUNTAINS...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 495 COLOR COUNTRY WEST
  DESERT...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 497 MOJAVE DESERT AND FIRE WEATHER
  ZONE 498 GRAND STAIRCASE.

* THUNDERSTORMS...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
  DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN UTAH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND WILL LIKELY
  HAVE LITTLE RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. THE STORMS ARE EXPECTED
  TO DECREASE IN COVERAGE TUESDAY EVENING...BUT COULD PERSIST
  INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* WINDS...ANY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DUE TO AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY
  CONDITIONS...ANY FIRES THAT START FROM THE LIGHTNING CAN SPREAD
  QUICKLY. ADDITIONALLY...ANY GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS IN THE VICINITY
  OF THESE FIRE STARTS MAY RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS AND FOR POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

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

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
134 AM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

UTZ488-489-272200-
/O.EXA.KSLC.FW.A.0001.160628T1800Z-160629T0400Z/
MANTI NATIONAL FOREST-SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
134 AM MDT MON JUN 27 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY
PERIOD FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 488 AND 489...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SALT LAKE CITY HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR LIGHTNING AFTER AN EXTREMELY DRY PERIOD...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN EASTERN UTAH...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 488 MANTI
  NATIONAL FOREST AND FIRE WEATHER ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL.

* THUNDERSTORMS...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
  DEVELOP OVER SOUTHERN AND EASTERN UTAH TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND
  WILL LIKELY HAVE LITTLE RAIN ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. THE STORMS
  ARE EXPECTED TO DECREASE IN COVERAGE TUESDAY EVENING...BUT COULD
  PERSIST INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

* WINDS...ANY SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THAT DEVELOP WILL BE
  CAPABLE OF PRODUCING GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS.

* IMPACTS...LIGHTNING IS EXPECTED WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS TUESDAY
  AFTERNOON AND EVENING. DUE TO AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF DRY
  CONDITIONS...ANY FIRES THAT START FROM THE LIGHTNING CAN SPREAD
  QUICKLY. ADDITIONALLY...ANY GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS IN THE VICINITY
  OF THESE FIRE STARTS MAY RESULT IN EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS. CONTINUE TO MONITOR FOR THE LATEST
FORECASTS AND FOR POSSIBLE RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

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