Red Flag Warnings, June 9, 2013

Wildfire Red Flag Warnings

Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches for enhanced wildfire danger have been issued by the National Weather Service for areas in California, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.

Dry lightning and strong winds are in the forecast for Northern California, the Bay Area hills & the Sierras.

On the map above it is unusual to see a small part of Utah’s southwest corner marked as a Fire Weather Watch area. The weather forecasters in Utah rarely forecast Red Flag Warnings or Fire Weather Watches, even when their neighboring states do so right up to the imaginary line separating the two.

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The Red Flag Warning map above was current as of 9:20 a.m. MT Sunday. Red Flag Warnings can change throughout the day as the National Weather Service offices around the country update and revise their forecasts. For the most current data, visit this NWS site.

Author: Bill Gabbert

After working full time in wildland fire for 33 years, he continues to learn, and strives to be a Student of Fire. Google+