WASHINGTON COUNTY – The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning” for much of Washington County. This is a “critical fire conditions” alert that is in effect from 1-10 p.m. Tuesday for wind and relative low humidity.
Fire Weather Zones 497 – Mojave Desert (see map insert).
Southwest winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph will develop Tuesday afternoon and continue into the evening.
Relative humidity values between 4 and 8 percent Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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 Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are occurring now or will shortly.
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