SOUTHERN UTAH – The National Weather Service has upgraded its “Fire Weather Watch” to a “Red Flag Warning” in effect from 1-10 p.m. today in Washington and Iron Counties below 6,000 feet for wind and relative low humidity.
Affected area: Fire Weather Zone 495 (see map insert).
Winds: Southwest 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Relative Humidity: Below 10 percent.
Impacts: The combination of strong winds and low relative humidity will 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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