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
345 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
492 BELOW 7000 FEET AND THE ENTIRETY OF ZONE 495...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE TO CREATE HAZARDOUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
IN WESTERN UTAH TODAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL
FORM ACROSS PRIMARILY SOUTHERN AND EASTERN UTAH TODAY AND
SATURDAY...BEFORE STORMS BECOME MORE WIDESPREAD ACROSS THE STATE
SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

.DISCUSSION...YESTERDAYS COLD FRONT HAS LEFT A DRY AIRMASS OVER
NORTHERN AND WESTERN UTAH...WHICH SHOULD HELP RESTRICT SHOWER AND
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TO SOUTHERN AND EASTERN UTAH TODAY AND
SATURDAY.

IN SOUTHWEST UTAH...GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP YET AGAIN
THIS AFTERNOON...AND WILL LIKELY COMBINE WITH LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN ZONES 492
AND 495...SO A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THOSE ZONES.
ISOLATED CRITICAL CONDITIONS MAY BE POSSIBLE IN OTHER PARTS OF
WESTERN AND CENTRAL UTAH. WINDS FOR SATURDAY INTO THE BEGINNING OF
NEXT WEEK SHOULD BE CONSIDERABLY LIGHTER...AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS
OVER THE AREA.

MOISTURE WILL MOVE NORTHWARD ON SUNDAY AND MONDAY...PRODUCING A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS PRETTY MUCH THE ENTIRE
STATE.

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

UTZ478>480-260045-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
345 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10-18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...19-25 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................1 IN THE VALLEYS AND 2 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...60-70.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...39-49 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...63-73 PERCENT.

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

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9-18 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...18-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1 IN THE VALLEYS AND 3 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

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UTZ492>494-260045-
FORECAST AREA 2...WEST CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
345 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
492 BELOW 7000 FEET...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...89-99.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...77-87.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...18-28 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH 15-25 MPH WITH
                                   GUSTS 30-35 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 3 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY
                    (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER)...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...62-72.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...51-61 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 3 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 3 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

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UTZ495>498-260045-
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-
345 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONE
495...

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 101.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...88-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...11-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...12-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...23-32 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH
                                   WITH GUSTS 30-35 MPH
                                   IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................3 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...73-80.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...63-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...50-60 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...56-66 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...73-83 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 10-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................3 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 100.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...88-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...74-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...17 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...18-26 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...29-39 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................3 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ488>491-260045-
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-
345 AM MDT FRI JUL 25 2014


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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...89-99.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...18-28 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................3 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.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.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 3 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...88-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...76-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH BECOMING
                                   WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................3.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...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
UPPER 50S...HIGHS AROUND 80. EAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED 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. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S.
IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN
THE MID 50S...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.
.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.
.THURSDAY...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.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AUGUST 01 TO THURSDAY AUGUST 07
TEMPERATURE... BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... ABOVE NORMAL
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