Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR UTAH...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

...INCREASING RISK OF NEW STARTS DUE TO LIGHTNING...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...DRY AND HOT AIRMASS WILL PREVAIL ACROSS
THE REGION THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. THE THREAT OF DRY
THUNDERSTORMS RETURNS TODAY OVER THE SOUTHERN MOUNTAINS AND THIS
THREAT INCREASES OVER THE SOUTHERN HALF OF UTAH FRIDAY. ISOLATED
TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THAT HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE
LARGELY DRY PEAKS SATURDAY AREAWIDE.

.DISCUSSION...PRIMARY CONCERNS REVOLVE AROUND NEW STARTS DUE TO
LIGHTNING DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. HEADLINES WILL LIKELY
BE REQUIRED.

YESTERDAY`S ERC VALUES WERE ABOVE THE 90TH PERCENTILE FOR CENTRAL
AND NORTHERN UTAH, WITH AREAS GREATER THAN THE 80TH PERCENTILE
ACROSS SOUTHWEST UTAH.

LIGHTNING WILL BE MOST LIKELY ACROSS ZONE 496 TODAY, SNEAKING INTO
498 BY EVENING. A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IS EXPECTED FOR TOMORROW
WITH THE THREAT INCLUDING MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN UTAH.
SATURDAY THIS THREAT INCLUDES MUCH OF UTAH.

OTHERWISE HOT CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO RECEED THIS WEEKEND DUE TO
THE GREATER COVERAGE OF CONVECTION. THE SAME CAN BE SAID ABOUT RH
VALUES, VERY DRY TODAY WILL TREND A BIT MORE MOIST EACH COMING DAY
THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

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

UTZ478>480-290100-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...6-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING NORTH AROUND 15 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH BECOMING
                                   15-25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...27-37 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...95-103.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...7-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15-25 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>494-290100-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...95-105.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...5-11 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...8-18 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTH 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...66-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...32-42 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTH 10-20 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
                                   AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...95-105.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-20 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........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ495>498-290100-
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-
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...107-113.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...97-107.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...80-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...10 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...6-12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...10-18 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................IN THE VALLEYS...1. IN THE MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL
                    1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...78-85.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...67-77.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...25-31 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...32-42 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTH 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.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...106-112.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...94-104.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...80-90.
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.................IN THE VALLEYS...1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 3.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-290100-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...SUNNY (0-10 PCT CLOUD COVER)
                    UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT
                    CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...99-107.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...7-13 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH
                                   IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
                                   NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...61-71.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...23-33 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...35-45 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...100-109.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...14 PERCENT.

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

=

$$

UTZ481>484-290100-
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-
834 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) IN THE
                    VALLEYS AND MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) IN THE MOUNTAINS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...96-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...8-16 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING WEST AROUND 20 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   WEST 20-30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...55-64.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...38-48 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...94-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...77-87.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.

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

=

$$

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS AROUND 70...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS AROUND 70...HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
UPPER 50S...HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S...HIGHS IN THE MID 90S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
MID 50S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN
15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...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 UPPER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...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 THURSDAY AUGUST 04 TO WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
TEMPERATURE... ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... ABOVE NORMAL
=

$$

ROGOWSKI



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