Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR UTAH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

...WET/DRY THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY MOUNTAIN SPINE EASTWARD...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
OCCUR OVER WASATCH MOUNTAINS...UINTAS AND TAVAPUTS TODAY WHILE
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND SHOWERS OCCUR OVER EASTERN AND
SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF UTAH. DRY AND HOT CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL
WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY UNDER A STRONG RIDGE. MOISTURE WILL
START TO RETURN TOWARDS THE END OF THE WEEK.

.DISCUSSION...SCATTERED DRY THUNDERSTORMS MOVED ACROSS WEST
CENTRAL UTAH MONDAY WITH SOME GUSTY WINDS IN EXCESS OF 50 MPH.
THIS RAISES CONCERN ON THE POSSIBILITY OF SIMILAR CONDITIONS TODAY
OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN OF NORTHERN UTAH...SPECIFICALLY THE UINTAS
AND TAVAPUTS WHERE ISOLATED LIGHTNING OCCURRED YESTERDAY BUT NOW
MODELS SHOWING A LITTLE MORE INSTABILITY OVER THESE AREAS TODAY
AS A WEAK TROUGH MOVES ACROSS FOR POSSIBLE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.
WILL LET MORNING FIRE WEATHER DESK COLLABORATE WITH GACC ON
WHETHER A RFW NEEDS TO BE ISSUED. FARTHER SOUTH AND EAST THE
MOISTURE IS A LITTLE DEEPER SO CONCERN FOR DRY LIGHTNING IS LESS.

IN THE WAKE OF THE TROUGH MOVING BY TODAY A RIDGE WILL BUILD IN
ACROSS THE GREAT BASIN WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. DRY CONDITIONS
ALONG WITH HOT TEMPERATURES EXPECTED ACROSS THE ENTIRE FIRE
DISTRICT WEDNESDAY WITH SINGLE DIGIT RH VALUES IN MOST VALLEYS.
PERHAPS ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS RETURN OVER THE SOUTHWEST MOUNTAINS
OF UTAH THURSDAY BUT MORE LIKELY THIS WILL OCCUR FRIDAY. THE RIDGE
WILL SHIFT EAST THIS WEEKEND OPENING THE DOOR FOR MOISTURE TO MOVE
UP ACROSS THE ENTIRE AREA. CONCERN FOR A POSSIBLE DRY/WET
THUNDERSTORM OUTBREAK AFTER THIS DRY AND HOT PERIOD ACROSS WESTERN
AND NORTHERN UTAH/SOUTHWEST WYOMING.

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

UTZ478>480-270030-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-100.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...6-14 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 5-10 MPH IN THE
                                   MORNING BECOMING
                                   UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 3.
CWR.................0 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...64-74.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...23-33 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH BECOMING
                                   LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL
                    2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...5-12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ492>494-270030-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    VALLEYS AND PARTLY CLOUDY (50-70 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) IN THE MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-103.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...74-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...6-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH IN THE
                                   MORNING BECOMING
                                   UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...28-38 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...94-103.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...5-11 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...9-19 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ495>498-270030-
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-
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    VALLEYS AND PARTLY CLOUDY (50-70 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) IN THE MOUNTAINS. ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS IN VALLEYS AND MOUNTAINS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...102-108.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...91-101.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...10-17 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...78-84.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...63-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...27-35 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...42-52 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63 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........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 108.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...96-106.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...80-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...9 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...5-13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...10-19 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-270030-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (55-65 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...92-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...13-21 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...61-71.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...35-45 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...37-47 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTH 10-20 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
                                   AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...98-105.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ481>484-270030-
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-
415 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 1200...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED
                    WET/DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...74-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.

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

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...56-63.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...42-52 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...41-51 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTH 10-20 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
                                   AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...94-100.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...7-16 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE MID 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS AROUND 100 IN THE
VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 80S IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS GENERALLY LESS
THAN 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER
80S IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 50S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER
80S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 50S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AUGUST 02 TO MONDAY AUGUST 08
TEMPERATURE... ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... ABOVE NORMAL
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