Daily Archives: May 15, 2019

*Outdoor Burning Suspended* Thursday 5/16/2019 due to an approaching cold front and associated high winds

All-Please do not allow outdoor burning Thursday 5/16/2019 06:00 – midnight. 

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Interactive NWS Alert
New event: Wind Advisory for Iron County, UT
Sent via email and SMS at 323 pm MDT, May 15th 2019

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Radar valid at 333 pm MDT, May 15th 2019

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Northern Wasatch Front-Salt Lake and Tooele Valleys-
Southern Wasatch Front-Great Salt Lake Desert and Mountains-
Castle Country-San Rafael Swell-Sanpete/Sevier Valleys-
West Central Utah-Southwest Utah-South Central Utah-
Glen Canyon Recreation Area/Lake Powell-
Including the cities of Brigham City, Ogden, Bountiful,
Salt Lake City, Tooele, Lehi, Provo, Nephi, Wendover, Snowville,
Price, Castle Dale, Emery, Green River, Hanksville, Manti,
Richfield, Delta, Fillmore, Beaver, Cedar City, Milford, Kanab,
Escalante, and Bullfrog
323 PM MDT Wed May 15 2019


The National Weather Service in Salt Lake City has issued a Wind
Advisory, which is in effect from 9 AM to 10 PM MDT Thursday.

* AFFECTED AREA…The Wasatch Front, western and central Utah
valleys, Castle Country, San Rafael Swell, and south central
Utah. The Wind Advisory also includes the Great Salt Lake, Utah
Lake, and Lake Powell.

* WINDS…South 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph, becoming
northwest during the evening.

* TIMING…Developing mid-morning Thursday, and increasing through
the afternoon hours, before diminishing during the evening.

* IMPACTS…Strong crosswinds may affect travel, especially for
high profile vehicles and those towing trailers, on east-west
routes. These include Interstates 80 and 70, Highways 6 and 50.
Boaters on area lakes and reservoirs should consider postponing
plans due to the threat of high winds and waves Thursday.


A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 31
mph or gusts of 45 mph are expected. Motorists in the advisory
area should be prepared for sudden gusty cross winds which can
make driving difficult.

The strong winds will create dangerous boating conditions on area
lakes. These winds will create very choppy water and generate
large waves which could capsize or swamp small craft. For your
personal safety, operators of small craft are urged to postpone
outings until the winds subside.

Ryan Riddle
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands
Iron County Fire Warden
646 North Main Cedar City Utah, 84721
cell (435) 590-4714