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Utah, Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains

Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:54 AM MDT on July 23, 2014

... Red flag warning remains in effect until 10 PM MDT Wednesday
for low relative humidity and gusty south winds below 7000 feet
through Wednesday... as well as dry thunderstorms and gusty outflow
winds Wednesday afternoon for the entire zone 478...

* affected area... fire weather zone 478 Salt Lake desert.

* Winds... southerly winds at 15-25 mph with gusts to 30 mph will
redevelop this afternoon.

* Relative humidity... relative humidity will remain below 15
percent this afternoon.

* Thunderstorms... will develop this afternoon across the southern
half of zone 478. Storms will initially develop over the higher
terrain... and will move over adjacent valleys. Most
thunderstorms will be dry... though some storms may be
accompanied by wetting rain. Regardless... lightning will result
in new fire starts.

* Outflow winds... will be gusty and erratic in the vicinity of
thunderstorms and may cause unpredictable fire behavior.

* Impacts... combination of low relative humidity and gusty winds
will create hazardous fire weather conditions. Dry
thunderstorms in an area with dry fuels will create hazardous
fire weather conditions... and likely result in new fire starts

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.

For more information from NOAA/National Weather Service visit...
http://weather.Gov/saltlakecity (all lower case)

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