Fire weather; Red Flag Warning for Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for much of Washington County. This is a “critical fire conditions” alert that is in effect from 1-10 p.m. Tuesday for wind and relative low humidity.

Dots denote affected area at radar time 9:45 a.m., Washington County, Utah, June 8, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather
Dots denote affected area at radar time 10:20 a.m., Washington County, Utah, June 9, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather

Affected area

Fire Weather Zones 497 – Mojave Desert (see map insert).

Winds

Southwest winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph will develop Tuesday afternoon and continue into the evening.

Relative humidity

Relative humidity values between 4 and 8 percent Tuesday afternoon and evening.

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 occurring now or will shortly.

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3 Comments

  • My evil twins twin June 9, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    There was an L in that second word ? I was afraid they used the f word. I bet it would burn to have red f day

  • Myian Peters June 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    I’m an old man now and it scared me I thought you said Red what oh good you said flags. I was worried you said the warning for the red f word. Keep on marching to the beat off your own drum stick ratetattat. When a great band is in a great parade I feel happy and gay, I get the beat and pass it on

  • Shownna Peters June 9, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    I’m an old woman now and it scared me I thought you said Red what oh good you said flags. I was worried you said the warning for the red f word. Keep on marching to the beat off your own drum stick ratetattat. When a great band is in a great parade I feel happy and gay, I get the beat and pass it on

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