Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Utah forecast: Hot weather, parching winds bring ‘Red Flag’
Wildfire danger » Much of state at risk for sudden, fastr-moving blazes.
First Published Jun 26 2014 07:33 am • Last Updated Jun 26 2014 07:53 am

Continued hot temperatures, parching winds and tinder-dry forests and rangelands combined to put huge swaths of Utah under a "Red Flag" wildfire warning extending into late Thursday night.

From eastern Utah’s Uintas through Green River and Moab to Bluff in the southeast, as well as southwestern and southcentral Utah, the National Weather Service warned that the risk for rapidly spreading, explosive wildfires was extreme through 11 p.m. Thursday.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

With gusts of 55 mph expected in some high desert locals, with steady winds of 20-30 mph, forecasters also put southcentral Utah’s San Rafael Swell and the Glen Canyon and Lake Powell areas under a Wind Advisory through 10 p.m. Thursday.

The forecast was markedly milder for northern Utah, where temperatures Thursday were pegged at the low-80s and winds in the 10-20 mph range. The Wasatch Front even looked for a slight chance of thunderstorms and rain late in the day, increasing to a 50 percent chance on Friday, when highs were to dip into the upper-70s.

Southern Utah was expecting highs in the mid-80s both Thursday and Friday, with increasing chances for rain and thunderstorms by early Friday morning.

The Utah Division of Air Quality gave "yellow," or compromised air quality grades heading toward the weekend. Only Duchesne, Uintah and Carbon counties got "green," or healthy ratings.

The Intermountain Allergy & Asthma website listed mold at "high" and grass at "moderate" for allergen levels.

For more extensive forecast information, here’s your prescription: visit the Tribune’s weather page at www.sltrib.com/weather.


Twitter: @remims

story continues below

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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
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.