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 WED SEP 17 2014

...WETTING RAIN POTENTIAL WILL INCREASE THURSDAY...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE IS CURRENTLY CENTERED
OVER THE DISTRICT AND WILL MAINTAIN VERY WARM TEMPERATURES
TODAY. TROPICAL MOISTURE WILL GRAZE THE FAR SOUTH LATE TODAY
WITH SCATTERED STORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON. A PACIFIC
TROUGH WILL INCREASE WETTING RAIN POTENTIAL TOMORROW THROUGH
FRIDAY.

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE OVERHEAD WILL CONTINUE TO YIELD
LIGHT WINDS AND VERY WARM TEMPS TODAY. TROPICAL MOISTURE
CURRENTLY OVER ARIZONA WILL ATTEMPT TO MOVE INTO THE FAR SOUTH
LATE TODAY AND COMBINED WITH MAX HEATING WILL ALLOW FOR INCREASED
BUILDUPS AND SCATTERED STORMS...ESPECIALLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS. AN
APPROACHING TROUGH WILL PULL THIS MOISTURE NORTH TOMORROW ALLOWING
FOR MORE WIDESPREAD SHOWER AND STORM POTENTIAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH FRIDAY...FOCUSING ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL PORTIONS OF
THE DISTRICT. A DRYING TREND WILL START THE WEEKEND BUT A LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL INCREASE WETTING RAIN POTENTIAL AGAIN SUNDAY
AND MONDAY.

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

UTZ478>480-180030-
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 WED SEP 17 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-93.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...67-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...14-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-29 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    2400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS
                    UNTIL 2400. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. SCATTERED
                    RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 2400. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...58-66.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...45-55.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH
                                   AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH INCREASING
                                   TO SOUTH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
                    1200...THEN NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
                    THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE MOUNTAINS...NUMEROUS RAIN
                    SHOWERS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...81-89.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...67-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...32-41 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH IN
                                   THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................4.
CWR.................40 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ492>494-180030-
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 WED SEP 17 2014


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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...13-19 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    2400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED
                    RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...56-66.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...42-52 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH
                                   AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 10-20 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS
                    UNTIL 1200...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS AND SCATTERED
                    THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...81-90.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...23-33 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...38-48 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................4.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ495>498-180030-
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 WED SEP 17 2014


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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...96-98.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...17-24 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...14-24 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...28-38 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................0 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
                    IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...68-74.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...58-68.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...51-61 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79 PERCENT.

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

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
                    1200...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY CLOUDY
                    (80-90 PCT CLOUD COVER)...NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS
                    AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...89-91.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...79-89.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...68-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...27-35 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...28-38 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH
                                   BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH
                                   IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING WEST
                                   10-20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................20 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 40 PERCENT IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ488>491-180030-
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 WED SEP 17 2014


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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...82-92.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...29-39 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. IN
                    THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...57-67.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...53-63 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...58-68 PERCENT.

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

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. IN
                    THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...79-89.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...23-33 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...32-42 PERCENT.

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

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS AROUND 60...HIGHS AROUND 80. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY CLOUDY...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S...HIGHS IN THE MID 60S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID 50S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS AND ISOLATED RAIN
SHOWERS...LOWS IN THE MID 40S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. WINDS
GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER 40S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID
60S IN THE MOUNTAINS. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID 50S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
MID 40S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE LOWER 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 WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 24 TO TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 30
TEMPERATURE... ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... NEAR NORMAL
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