Red Flag Alert for Washington, Iron Counties; extreme fire conditions

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.

Dots denote Fire Weather Zones 495, Washington and Iron Counties, Utah, Radar time 8:25 a.m., June 15, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote Fire Weather Zones 495, Washington and Iron Counties, Utah, Radar time 8:25 a.m., June 15, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

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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