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Hot temperatures, high fire danger remain for Utah

Published June 25, 2012 8:31 am

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Monday was expected to be another hot one across the state as the possibility for wildfire danger remained extremely high.

A red flag warning, a designation warning of high fire danger, remained in place until 9 p.m. Tuesday for all parts of Utah.

The National Weather Service warned that Utahns could see dry thunderstorms — storms that produce thunder and lightening but little rain — adding to the chances of naturally-caused wildfires. In addition, gusty winds, very dry conditions, coupled with a low relative humidity set the stage for possible explosive fire growth.

Temperatures in Salt Lake City were expected to be slightly cooler Monday, topping out at 97. There was also a 20 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms lingering through tonight.

It was expected to be another scorcher in St. George with temperatures expected to reach 102 degrees. A slight chance of isolated thunderstorms was also forecast.

The good news is the state's air quality was expected to be good Monday, though the Utah Department of Environmental Quality suggests that those who are unusually sensitive should consider reducing prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion.

jstecklein@sltrib.com

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