Fire Weather Watch issued for part of Washington County

ST. GEORGE – The National Weather Service has issued a “Fire Weather Watch,” which will be in effect from Monday afternoon through Monday evening, due to wind and relative low humidity.

Affected area: Fire Weather Zone 497 Mojave Desert (see map insert).

Winds: Southwest 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

Relative Humidity: As low as 8 percent.

Impacts: The combination of strong winds and low relative humidity will create hazardous fire weather conditions where fuels are critically dry.

Dots denote affected area. Radar time 1:45 p.m. Southern Utah, June 8, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote affected area Fire Weather Zone 497. Radar time 1:45 p.m. Southern Utah, June 8, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Precautionary / preparedness actions: A fire weather watch means that there is a potential for critical fire weather conditions.

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