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
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

...DRYING...WITH INCREASING WINDS THIS WEEKEND...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...A DRIER AIR MASS WILL CONTINUE MOVING
INTO THE AREA TODAY AND HEADING INTO THE WEEKEND. BREEZY
SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE ALSO EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AND THROUGH
MUCH OF THE UPCOMING WEEK.

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE INTERMOUNTAIN WEST WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING A DRYING AND WARMING TREND TODAY...WITH SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS MOSTLY EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. AFTER LIGHT WINDS TODAY...SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL
INCREASE ON SATURDAY...AND AFTERNOON WINDS WILL BE GUSTY THROUGH
MOST OF THE UPCOMING WEEK. COMBINED WITH LOWERING RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
POSSIBLE...PARTICULARLY IN WESTERN UTAH. HOWEVER...THE FUELS IN
MOST ZONES ACROSS THE STATE ARE NOT CONSIDERED CRITICALLY DRY AT
THIS TIME.


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

UTZ478>480-290030-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-20 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-32 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   MORNING BECOMING
                                   UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...60-69.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...45-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH
                                   AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-23 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

UTZ492>494-290030-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...14-24 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...58-68.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...59-69 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-23 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   SOUTH 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

UTZ495>498-290030-
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-
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...95-101.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...14-20 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...14-24 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...71-77.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...61-71.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...41-51 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...54-64 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 98.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...16-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...18-28 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...27-37 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   SOUTH 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-290030-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...18-25 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...19-29 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...56-65.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...47-57 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...89-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...15-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-32 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

UTZ481>484-290030-
FORECAST AREA 5...NORTHEASTERN UTAH (UINTA IFC AREA)-
ZONE 481 WESTERN ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 482 WESTERN UINTAH
BASIN...ZONE 483 SOUTHERN ASHLEY NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE
484 TAVAPUTS PLATEAU-
321 AM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-92.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...20 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...52-58.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...44-54.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...59-69 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   SOUTH 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE
LOWER 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
25 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND AROUND 50 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE LOWER 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S IN
THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE LOWER 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S IN
THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR...LOWS AROUND 60...
HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY...LOWS
AROUND 50...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 04 TO THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 10
TEMPERATURE... BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... NEAR NORMAL
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