Current Watches and Warnings
Utah, Castle Country
Fire Weather Watch
Statement as of 1:34 AM MDT on June 27, 2016
... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for for lightning after an extremely dry
period for fire weather zones 488 and 489...
The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for lightning after an extremely dry period... which
is in effect from Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening.
* Affected area... in eastern Utah... fire weather zone 488 Manti
National Forest and fire weather zone 489 San Rafael Swell.
* Thunderstorms... widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will
develop over southern and eastern Utah Tuesday afternoon and
will likely have little rain associated with them. The storms
are expected to decrease in coverage Tuesday evening... but could
persist into the overnight hours.
* Winds... any showers and thunderstorms that develop will be
capable of producing gusty and erratic outflow winds.
* Impacts... lightning is expected with any thunderstorms Tuesday
afternoon and evening. 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.
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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