Forecasted: Red Flag Warning and a multi-day heatwave

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah. — A Red Flag Warning remains in effect from 1 pm this afternoon to 10 pm Monday for Summit County and the Uinta Mountains. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring, possible, or are imminent. A combination of strong winds with low humidity and warm temperatures contribute to extreme fire behavior (increased probability of a quickly spreading vegetation fire in the area within 24 hours).

“A multi-day heatwave will begin today with temperatures rising to around 15 degrees above climatological normals for mid-June,” according to the National Weather Service. Temperatures are expected to reach between 89° and 92° Fahrenheit by Tuesday, June 15, calling for a Heat Advisory in the area.

During periods of high heat, the National Weather Service recommends:

  • Drink water before you’re thirsty
  • Reduce time in the sun
  • Avoid strenuous activity; postpone outdoor afternoon activities
  • Seek air-conditioned buildings
  • Check on elderly and neighbors
  • Help kids and pets stay cool
  • Close blinds during the day
  • Call 911 in an emergency

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