ST.GEORGE – The National Weather Service has issued a “Red Flag Warning,” replacing yesterday’s “Fire Weather Watch.” The Red Flag Warning is in effect from noon to 10 p.m. on Monday for wind and relative low humidity. A “Fire Weather Watch” has been added for the same reasons for Wednesday afternoon through Thursday evening.
Affected area: Fire Weather Zone 497 Mojave Desert (see map insert).
Winds: Southwest 20-30 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.
Relative Humidity: As low as 5 percent Monday, 10 percent Wednesday and 5 percent Thursday.
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. A Fire Weather Watch means there is potential for critical fire weather conditions.
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UPDATED June 10, 2013, 6:10 a.m.
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