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
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016

...HOT AND DRY WITH SINGLE DIGIT RH VALUES THROUGH THURSDAY WITH
INCREASING POTENTIAL FOR LARGELY DRY THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...DRY AND HOT NORTHWEST FLOW WILL PREVAIL
ACROSS THE DISTRICT THROUGH THURSDAY. A VERY MINIMAL THREAT
OF DRY THUNDERSTORMS RETURNS THURSDAY OVER EXTREME SOUTHWEST
MOUNTAINS BUT THE THREAT INCREASES OVER THE SOUTHWEST QUARTER
OF UTAH FRIDAY. ISOLATED TO WIDELY SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS THAT
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE LARGELY DRY PEAKS SATURDAY AREAWIDE.

.DISCUSSION...THE EXTENDED HOT AND DRY PERIOD WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK BEFORE MID AND UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE
BEGINS TO INCREASE FROM SOUTH TO NORTH LATE FRIDAY INTO SATURDAY.
ISOLATED BUILDUPS SIMILAR TO THOSE OVER THE HIGH TERRAIN OF THE
EXTREME SOUTH TODAY ARE EXPECTED OVER THE SOUTHWESTERN MOUNTAINS
AGAIN TOMORROW...WITH A GREATER CHANCE OF ISOLATED DRY STORMS
OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF SOUTHWEST UTAH FRIDAY. THIS THREAT WILL
INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY FOR SATURDAY AS THE MID AND UPPER
MOISTURE EXPANDS NORTH ACROSS THE DISTRICT. WITH EXTREMELY DRY
FUELS IN PLACE...ESPECIALLY ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN UTAH...
THE POTENTIAL FOR NEW STARTS SATURDAY IS HEIGHTENED AND IT WILL
BE LIKELY THAT WE WILL BE HIGHLIGHTING THIS FURTHER IN FUTURE
FORECASTS.

THE THUNDERSTORM POTENTIAL WILL CONTINUE SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK BUT STORMS WILL LIKELY BE TRENDING MORE WET ALONG WITH
RISING HUMIDITY.

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

UTZ478>480-281230-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016


.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...22-32 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...38-48 PERCENT.

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

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...95-103.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...6-14 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.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (5-15 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...46-56 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......NORTHWEST 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).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...94-103.
                    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.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ492>494-281230-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016


.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2000.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...30-40 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 THROUGH 2000 THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........6 ..HIGH.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...96-106.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8-9 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...8-16 PERCENT.

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

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...66-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...22-32 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 THROUGH 2400...THEN 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). ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...94-104.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10-12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-20 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........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ495>498-281230-
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-
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016


.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    OVER THE MOUNTAINS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...78-84.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...65-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...23-29 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...30-40 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...41-51 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.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...108-114.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...96-106.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...81-91.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...8-10 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...6-13 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-19 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.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS DRY
                    UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...78-84.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...66-76.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...26-33 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59 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.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...105-111.
                    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...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........6 ..HIGH.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-281230-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016


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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...60-70.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...28-38 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...NORTHWEST 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.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...100-107.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...8-11 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-13 PERCENT.

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

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...61-71.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...35-45 PERCENT.

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

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...100-108.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...79-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...11-17 PERCENT.

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

=

$$

UTZ481>484-281230-
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-
309 PM MDT WED JUL 27 2016


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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...55-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...33-43 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53 PERCENT.

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

.THURSDAY...
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...10-12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...9-19 PERCENT.

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

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...55-63.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...36-46 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53 PERCENT.

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

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-102.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...76-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-13 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........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 THUNDERSTORMS AND ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS...
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 IN THE UPPER 60S...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 LOWER 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 MID 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
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