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Red Flag Warnings for this weekend AUG 24th and 25th

Winds will begin to pick up Saturday afternoon, as a cold front moves through on Sunday. The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a Red Flag Warning for this weekend. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions will be seen this weekend.

Red Flag Warning

FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE

Dry cold front approaching on Sunday brings critical wind and

humidity on Saturday and Sunday afternoon…

A front that will start to increase wind on Saturday will cross

through sometime on Sunday. As it approaches, temperatures will

spike in the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley to near

90 degrees. This will drop afternoon humidity to the mid-teens at

low elevations. The combination of wind and low humidity will

bring fire danger to critical levls.

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Upper Snake River Valley/Idaho Falls BLM-

Middle Snake River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River-

136 PM MDT Fri Aug 23 2019

RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM TO 9 PM MDT

SATURDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE

WEATHER ZONES 410 AND 425…

…RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM TO 9 PM MDT

SUNDAY FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER

ZONES 410 AND 425…

* AFFECTED AREA…Fire Weather Zone 410 Upper Snake River

Valley/Idaho Falls BLM and Fire Weather Zone 425 Middle Snake

River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River.

* WINDS…Southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…13 to 15 percent.

* IMPACTS…Once a fire starts, fast fire spread rates and high

intensity fires are likely to result.

* Relative humidity at or below 15 percent and wind gusts of at

least 25 mph in the mountains, or 30 mph in the Snake Plain.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions

are either occurring now, or will shortly based on these criteria

for Southeastern Idaho:

* Relative humidity at or below 15 percent and wind gusts of at

least 25 mph in the mountains, or 30 mph in the Snake Plain.

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