Red Flag Warning, fire weather Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for Washington County that will be in effect from 2-10 p.m. Tuesday due to wind and low relative humidity.

Fire Weather Zone 497, Mojave Desert, Washington County, Utah | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News
Fire Weather Zone 497, Mojave Desert, Washington County, Utah | Image courtesy of the National Weather Service, St. George News

Affected area

Fire weather zone 497 – Mojave Desert (consult the map in this article).

Winds

Southerly winds will increase to 15-25 mph by late Tuesday morning and continue into mid-evening.

Relative humidity

Humidity values will drop below 10-14 percent after about 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Impacts

The combination of strong winds and low relative humidity is expected to create hazardous fire weather conditions where fuels are critically dry.

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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