Fire weather watch across southwest Utah

IRON COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a “Fire Weather Watch” for much of Washington, Iron, Kane and Garfield counties. This is a “critical fire conditions” alert in effect from Thursday morning to Friday evening for wind and relative low humidity.

Affected area

Dots denote affected area at radar time 6:20 p.m., Washington County, Utah, June 10, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather
Dots denote affected area at radar time 6:20 p.m., Washington County, Utah, June 10, 2014 | Image courtesy of the National Weather

Large portions of Washington, Iron, Kane and Garfield counties (see map insert).

Winds

Southwest winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.

Relative humidity

Relative humidity values in the afternoons are expected to be down between 8 and 12 percent.

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 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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4 Comments

  • Alice June 11, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Is there a fire somewhere? The skies have been looking pretty murky.

    • Craig June 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm

      That’s just hot air from Herbert, Swallow,Shurtleff,Reyes and Orrin.

  • Julie A. June 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Does anyone know where the smoke/haze is coming from? It’s all over the St. George and surrounding areas.

  • Brian June 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    It’s called smog

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