Red Flag Alert: Grand Staircase, Washington, Kane Counties

ST. GEORGE  – The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning,” in effect from 11 a.m to 10 p.m. today for wind and low relative humidity for the Grand Staircase areas of Washington and Kane Counties.

Dots denote Fire Weather Zone 498, Grand Staircase, Washington and Kane Counties, Utah, Radar time 5:50 a.m., June 13, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service
Dots denote Fire Weather Zone 498, Grand Staircase, Washington and Kane Counties, Utah, Radar time 5:50 a.m., June 13, 2013 | Image courtesy of National Weather Service

Affected area: Fire Weather Zone 498 Grand Staircase (see map insert).

Winds: Southwest 15-25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph, developing after 11 a.m. and continuing until 10 p.m. today.

Relative Humidity: As low as 4 percent this afternoon.

Impacts: The combination of strong winds and low relative humidity will create hazardous fire weather conditions where fuels are critically dry.

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.

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