The holiday is almost here. Let the insanity begin. Yet another wildfire is now raging near Alpine, with evacuations ordered.
|Photo: Robynn Eccles|
Surface winds are moderate - not really strong, but strong enough to enhance fire spread. We're also looking at temperatures at valley level in the mid 90s with relative humidities in the single digits.
I'm not sure what the cause of the fire is yet, but does anyone want to provide an over-under on how many human-caused fires we will see in Utah between now and the conclusion of the 4th of July? I'll go with 6, including this one.
Update 4:40 MDT:
Below is an ominous view of the smoke plume from Snowbird. Could a fire push across the Little Cottonwood-American Fork Divide given the lack of vegetation in the high alpine?