Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR UTAH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
306 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

...WARMING AND DRYING TREND THROUGH MIDWEEK...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE
REGION THROUGH MIDWEEK RESULTING IN A WARMING AND DRYING TREND.
SOUTHERLY FLOW WILL STRENGTHEN THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...AHEAD OF A
POTENT STORM SYSTEM WHICH IS EXPECTED FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND.

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE MIDDLE PORTION OF THE WEEK. THIS WILL RESULT IN A
SUBSTANTIAL WARMING AND DRYING TREND...WITH TEMPERATURES RUNNING
8-14 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL IN THE NORTH...AND 5 TO 10 DEGREES
ABOVE NORMAL IN THE SOUTH BY WEDNESDAY. SOUTHERLY FLOW IS
EXPECTED TO STRENGTHEN THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY...IN ADVANCE OF A
POTENT STORM SYSTEM WHICH WILL SLOWLY CROSS THE REGION DURING
THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. THIS INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW THURSDAY
INTO FRIDAY WILL RESULT IN GUSTY SOUTH WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN
VALLEYS. WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINS ARE EXPECTED OVER THE WEEKEND
AS THIS SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH THE AREA...WITH SOME ACCUMULATING
SNOW POSSIBLE ABOVE 9000 FEET LATE IN THE WEEKEND.

***THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS***
***ALL WINDS ARE 20 FOOT...10-MINUTE AVERAGES***

UTZ478>480-240045-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
306 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40
                    PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY
                    (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...77-84.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...58-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...36-46 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...52-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...39-49.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...51-61 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH BECOMING SOUTH
                                   AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...80-86.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...64-74.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-32 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 8-15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

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UTZ492>494-240045-
FORECAST AREA 2...WEST CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
306 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...76-86.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...65-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...17-26 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...25-35 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...48-58.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...45-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...60-70 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...59-69 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH 8-15 MPH AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...79-88.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 8-15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

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UTZ495>498-240045-
FORECAST AREA 3...SOUTHWEST UTAH (CEDAR CITY IFC AREA)-
ZONE 495 COLOR COUNTRY WEST DESERT...ZONE 496 COLOR COUNTRY
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 497 MOJAVE DESERT...ZONE 498 GRAND STAIRCASE-
306 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 92.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...78-88.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...66-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...15-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-31 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...63-69.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...52-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...41-51.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...41-51 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...50-60 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-5 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 93.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...80-90.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...12-18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-26 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

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UTZ488>491-240045-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL...ZONE
490 COLORADO RIVER BASIN...ZONE 491 SOUTHEAST UTAH-
306 AM MDT TUE SEP 23 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...76-86.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...64-74.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...19-29 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...25-35 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...51-61.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...45-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...57-67 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...59-69 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...79-89.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-23 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-30 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN
THE UPPER 40S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE
VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND
20 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND AROUND 50 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER 40S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER
60S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S...HIGHS AROUND
70. IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY CLOUDY...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...
THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW SHOWERS...LOWS AROUND 40...HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S...HIGHS AROUND 70. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...SNOW SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S...HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30 TO MONDAY OCTOBER 06
TEMPERATURE... BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... BELOW NORMAL
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