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
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

...VERY WARM AND DRY...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...A WARMING AND DRYING TREND WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH MIDWEEK. WESTERN VALLEYS WILL NEED TO BE MONITORED FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MID TO LATE WEEK DUE TO GUSTY
WINDS...DRY MICROBURST WINDS...AND LOW RH.

.DISCUSSION...
YESTERDAY`S ERC VALUES WERE AT OR ABOVE THE 97TH PERCENTILE ACROSS
PORTIONS OF NORTHERN UTAH, WHILE STATIONS ACROSS SOUTHERN UTAH REMAIN
BELOW THE 50TH PERCENTILE, THOUGH ERC VALUES ARE TRENDING HIGHER.

A WARMING AND DRYING TREND WILL PREVAIL TODAY, PLATEAUING FOR
TOMORROW. CONVECTION WILL BE QUITE ISOLATED, DIURNAL IN NATURE,
AND TIED TO THE MOUNTAINS.

SOUTHERLY WINDS LOOK TO INCREASE ALONG THE NEVADA BORDER REGION
LATE TODAY THOUGH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TO BE
ISOLATED AT BEST, WITH SUB-CRITICAL GUSTS MOST LOCATIONS. DRY
MICROBURST WINDS MAY BE SUPPORTED DUE TO HIGH-BASED SHOWERS DURING
THE LATE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS IN THIS AREA AS WELL. THOUGH
DONT BELIEVE LIGHTNING WILL BE MUCH OF A THREAT.

BETTER CHANCE FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS DUE TO
COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS, DRY MICROBURSTS, AND LOW RH WEDNESDAY
THROUGH FRIDAY ACROSS THE WESTERN VALLEYS.

A MONSOON PUSH WILL INCREASE THE COVERAGE OF THUNDERSTORMS DURING THE
SECOND HALF OF THE WORK WEEK, SUPPORTING A COOLING AND MOISTENING
TREND AND ANOTHER ROUND OF LIGHTNING.

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

UTZ478>480-310030-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...74-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   10-20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    VALLEYS AND PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) IN THE MOUNTAINS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...60-70.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHEAST AROUND 25 MPH AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   20-30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...73-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8-17 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35
                                   MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 20-30 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35
                                   MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 6.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

=

$$

UTZ492>494-310030-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   MORNING BECOMING
                                   UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......EAST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    2400...THEN CLEAR (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...59-69.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......EAST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHEAST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY SUNNY
                    (5-15 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...86-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...66-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-32 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 6.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

UTZ495>498-310030-
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-
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...SUNNY (0-5 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
                    1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...96-102.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...86-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...14 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...65-75.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...58-68.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...49-59 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...60-70 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHWEST 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...SUNNY (0-10 PCT
                    CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...94-100.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...84-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...13-23 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...23-33 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 6.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-310030-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...SUNNY (0-5 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER)
                    UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT
                    CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
                    1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...AROUND 89.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE VALLEYS AND
                    MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...55-65.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...47-57 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY SUNNY (0-10
                    PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...19 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...18-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 6.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

=

$$

UTZ481>484-310030-
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-
255 AM MDT TUE AUG 30 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...SUNNY (0-5 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER)
                    UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT
                    CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS AFTER
                    1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-91.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...16-25 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    VALLEYS AND MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) IN THE MOUNTAINS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...49-56.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT.

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

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY SUNNY (0-10
                    PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS AND DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...86-92.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...17 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 6.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY...BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE
LOWER 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE VALLEYS
AND AROUND 70 IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
.FRIDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR...LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S...
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY...LOWS
IN THE LOWER 50S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR...LOWS IN THE UPPER
50S...HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY...
LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLEAR...LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S...
HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY...LOWS
IN THE UPPER 40S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 40S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID
60S IN THE MOUNTAINS.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 06 TO MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12
TEMPERATURE... BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... NEAR NORMAL
=

$$

ROGOWSKI



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