IRON COUNTY — The National Weather Service has issued a “Fire Weather Watch” for much of Washington, Iron, Kane and Garfield counties. This is a “critical fire conditions” alert in effect from Thursday morning to Friday evening for wind and relative low humidity.
Large portions of Washington, Iron, Kane and Garfield counties (see map insert).
Southwest winds 15-20 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
Relative humidity values in the afternoons are expected to be down between 8 and 12 percent.
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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