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Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 2:42 PM MDT on June 26, 2016


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Tuesday afternoon through
Tuesday evening for lightning after an extremely dry period for
fire weather zones 494... 495... 497 and 498...

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 southern Utah... fire weather zone 494 Henry
Mountains... fire weather zone 495 color Country West
desert... fire weather zone 497 Mojave Desert and fire weather
zone 498 Grand Staircase.

* Thunderstorms... widely scattered showers and thunderstorms will
develop over southern Utah Tuesday afternoon and will likely
have little rain associated with them. The storms are expected
to decrease in coverage Tuesday evening... but some could persist
into the overnight hours.

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

* Impacts... the thunderstorms that develop will produce lightning
that will often cause multiple wildfire starts. Because it has
been so dry... any fires that start from the lightning are
expected to spread quickly. Additionally... any gusty outflow
winds in the vicinity of these fire starts may result in extreme
fire behavior.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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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