Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 3:39 AM MDT Sep. 19, 2018 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon today to midnight
MDT tonight for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather
zones 478... 479... 492... 493... 495 and 497...

* affected area... fire weather zone 478 Salt Lake desert... fire
weather zone 479 Wasatch mountains... fire weather zone 492
central Utah west desert... fire weather zone 493 central Utah
mountains... fire weather zone 495 color Country West desert
and fire weather zone 497 Mojave Desert.

* Winds... southwest to west 10 to 20 mph gusting to 35 mph.
Across northwest Utah, wind shifting to the northwest after 6
PM.

* Relative humidity... as low as 9 percent.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will have the potential to
spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or are imminent. A combination of
strong winds... rapidly changing wind directions... low relative
humidity... and warm temperatures can contribute to extreme fire
behavior.