WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a “Fire Weather Watch” for Washington County. The alert is in effect Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. for wind and relative low humidity.
Fire Weather Zones 497 – Mojave Desert (see map insert).
Southwest winds gusting above 30 mph will develop Sunday afternoon and continue into the evening.
Relative humidity values will drop below 10 percent Monday afternoon.
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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