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
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

...ISOLATED HIGH BASED THUNDERSTORMS EXTREME SOUTH...DRY ELSEWHERE...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...A WARMING TREND WILL CONTINUE THROUGH
THE WEEKEND FOR MOST OF THE DISTRICT. MID TO HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE
IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE ACROSS EXTREME SOUTHERN UTAH TODAY AND
FRIDAY. MID-HIGH LEVEL MOISTURE WILL SPREAD FARTHER NORTH THIS
WEEKEND INTO MONDAY WITH ISOLATED HIGH BASED CONVECTION BEFORE
DRYING AGAIN TUESDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY
THROUGH THURSDAY.

.DISCUSSION...THE MAIN FIRE WEATHER CONCERN OVER THE NEXT FEW
DAYS WILL BE THE POTENTIAL FOR DRY LIGHTNING. FORECAST SOUNDINGS
SHOW THAT THE INCREASE MOISTURE WILL BE UPSTAIRS AND THAT THE
LOWER LEVELS REMAIN RATHER DRY. THERE IS NO CLEAR CUT ORGANIZED
SYSTEM OTHER THAN A WEAK DISTURBANCE THAT SKIRTS THE SOUTHERN
ZONES FRIDAY AFTERNOON TO GET AN AREA OF ORGANIZED CONVECTION
...SO FOR THE TIME BEING EXPECT DRY THUNDERSTORMS TO BE GENERALLY
ISOLATED THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE MOST WIDESPREAD ACTIVITY...
ACROSS THE ENTIRE CWA...IS EXPECTED TO BE SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH A
DRYING TREND SETTING IN TUESDAY. ALONG WITH DRYING...WINDS WILL
INCREASE OVER WESTERN VALLEYS TUESDAY AND THEN BECOME STRONGER AND
MORE WIDESPREAD WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. DEPENDING ON THE FUELS
STATUS BY THEN ANY HOLD OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE STARTS MAY HAVE AN
OPPORTUNITY TO SPREAD.

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

UTZ478>480-310045-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...83-93.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...59-66.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...28-38 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-19 PERCENT.

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

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UTZ492>494-310045-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE SOUTHEAST VALLEYS...ISOLATED
                    DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE HENRY
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...86-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...7-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    SOUTHEAST VALLEYS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE HENRY MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED
                    DRY THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...57-67.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...36-46 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53 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 SOUTHEAST VALLEYS...2 UNTIL 2400 THEN 1.
                    IN THE HENRY MOUNTAINS...2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    SOUTHEAST VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED RAIN
                    SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...16-26 PERCENT.

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

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UTZ495>498-310045-
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-
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                    1200. IN THE VALLEYS (ZONE 498)...ISOLATED
                    DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...100-106.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...89-99.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...73-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...8-18 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.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS (ZONE 498)...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY
                    THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 76.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...59-69.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...35-45 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...45-55 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTHEAST AROUND 10 MPH IN THE
                                   EVENING BECOMING
                                   DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHEAST 10-15 MPH BECOMING
                                   LIGHT AND VARIABLE AFTER
                                   MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1 IN THE VALLEYS AND 2 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...98-104.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...86-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...14 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-31 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........5 ..MODERATE.

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UTZ488-489-310045-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45
                    PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY
                    SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...90-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...7-13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...9-16 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40
                    PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...59-67.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTH 10 MPH BECOMING LIGHT
                                   AND VARIABLE AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-18 PERCENT.

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

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$$

UTZ481>484-310045-
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-
422 AM MDT THU JUL 30 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-94.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...8-17 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...AROUND 56.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...45-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...43-53 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-93.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...15 PERCENT.

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

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID 60S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
LOWER 50S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN
15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE MID 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. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH.
.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 UPPER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 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 MID 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 THURSDAY AUGUST 06 TO WEDNESDAY AUGUST 12
TEMPERATURE... NEAR NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... ABOVE NORMAL
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