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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 4:01 AM MDT on June 29, 2016


... Red flag warning in effect from 10 am this morning to 10 PM
MDT this evening for lightning after an extremely dry period for
fire weather zones 482 and 484...

The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a red
flag warning for lightning after an extremely dry period... which
is in effect from 10 am this morning to 10 PM MDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 482 western Uintah basin and
fire weather zone 484 Tavaputs plateau.

* Thunderstorms... isolated to widely scattered showers and
thunderstorms will develop this morning and persist through the
evening hours. These storms will likely have little rain
associated with them.

* Winds... any showers and thunderstorms that develop will be
capable of producing gusty and erratic outflow winds.

* Impacts... lightning is expected with any thunderstorms on
Wednesday. Due to an extended period of dry conditions... any
fires that start from the lightning can spread quickly.
Additionally... any gusty outflow winds in the vicinity of
these fire starts may result in extreme fire behavior.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. Lightning after an
extremely dry period can result in fire starts that spread
quickly. Additionally... any gusty outflow winds in the vicinity
of these fire starts can contribute to extreme fire behavior.





Record Report

Statement as of 11:30 AM MDT on June 29, 2016


... Record high maximum temperatures reported for June 28th...

Station new record old record year

Ferron 97 96 2013
Randolph 91 89 2013



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