Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts

Utah forecast: A bit cooler, but still hot and dry
Wildfire risk high » ‘Red Flag’ warning, public lands open fire bans in place.
First Published Jun 28 2012 08:45 am • Last Updated Jun 28 2012 12:39 pm

Temperatures were expected Friday to be slightly cooler, but the forecast for Utah still continued to be unseasonably hot and dry.

The National Weather Service saw no relief from a cold front that moved into the region, with no significant rainfall expected for the state’s parched high deserts and forest lands. Rather, the possibility of dry lightning sparking new wildfires was feared.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Temperatures in northern Utah were to reach the low- to mid-90s under hazy skies with winds in the 15-20 mph range, while southern Utahns looked for highs in the triple-digits with winds of 15-25 mph.

Air quality in wildfire locations was compromised, but generally air quality was graded "Green," or satisfactory statewide, according to the Utah Division of Environmental Quality.

A "Red Flag" extreme wildfire risk warning was out for the western half of the state, and a portion of southeastern Uintah County. with gusts and drought-like conditions adding to the worries of firefighters already struggling with six major wildfires. Open fires also were banned on all public lands throughout the state.

Salt Lake City’s high temperature for Friday was pegged at 96 degrees, mirroring Thursday’s forecast; Ogden looked for 93 degrees both days; Provo was forecast for 96s; Logan 91s; Wendover 94s; Duchesne 91 and 90 degrees; Cedar City 92 and 93; St. George 104 degrees both days; and Moab 101 and 100 degrees.

remims@sltrib.com




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.