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
337 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

NOTICE TO ALL USERS: THIS WILL BE THE LAST FIRE WEATHER PLANNING
FORECAST FOR 2014. SPOT FORECASTS ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY TIME
THROUGH THE NORMAL SPOT FORECAST REQUEST PROCEDURES.

...WARM AND DRY TODAY...WINDY WET AND COLDER BEGINNING SATURDAY...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL PREVAIL
ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TODAY. A COLD PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM
WILL IMPACT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND WITH WINDY AND WET CONDITIONS
ON SATURDAY WITH MUCH COLDER AND UNSETTLED CONDITIONS SUNDAY
THROUGH MONDAY.

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE HAS STARTED TO SHIFT EAST OVER THE
LAST 12 HOURS ALLOWING A STRENGTHENING SOUTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT
TO DEVELOP THIS MORNING. VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST
TODAY AS SUCH BUT CHANGES WILL COME SATURDAY INTO EARLY WEEK AS A
COLD PACIFIC STORM MOVES THROUGH THE REGION. SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS
WILL RAMP UP SIGNIFICANTLY SATURDAY AS A STRONG COLD FRONT PUSHES
IN FROM THE WEST. THIS FRONT WILL BRING WIDESPREAD WETTING RAINS
AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW TO MUCH OF THE DISTRICT SATURDAY AFTERNOON
INTO THE OVERNIGHT HOURS...AND VERY GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY
WINDS...WITH FOCUS ACROSS THE NORTH. NEW SNOW ACCUMULATIONS WILL
GENERALLY STAY ABOVE 7500 FEET WITH UP A TO A COUPLE OF INCHES
POSSIBLE. A SECONDARY PIECE OF THE STORM WILL TRACK THROUGH THE
FOUR CORNERS REGION SUNDAY INTO MONDAY BRINGING A FOCUSED ROUND OF
PRECIP TO THE SOUTHEAST AT THAT TIME.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD BACK INTO THE DISTRICT TUESDAY THROUGH
THE END OF THE WEEK WITH ANOTHER ROUND OF WARM/DRY/STABLE
CONDITIONS DURING THAT TIME.

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

UTZ478>480-010030-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
337 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...64-72.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...16-25 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-26 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 10-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 20-30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...43-53.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...33-43.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...50-60 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-25 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 30-40 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (85-95 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
                    1200...THEN WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS. SCATTERED
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...59-67.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...26-34 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 20-30 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 30-40 MPH.
LAL.................2 VALLEYS AND 3 MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................60 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ492>494-010030-
FORECAST AREA 2...WEST CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
337 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...66-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...57-67.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...18-24 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-26 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 15-25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...45-53.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...39-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...70-80 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-25 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 25-35 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...NUMEROUS RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL 1200.
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS
                    AFTER 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...NUMEROUS RAIN
                    SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...52-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...50-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...30-40 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...42-52 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 30-40 MPH.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................50 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ495>498-010030-
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-
337 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...77-80.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...68-78.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...58-68.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...16-19 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...16-23 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-28 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 15-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 20-30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...54-60.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...45-55.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...33-42.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...60-70 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...80-90 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 25-35 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...60-70.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...58-68.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...47-57.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...33-40 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...34-44 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 20-25 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 25-35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................40 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ488>491-010030-
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-
337 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014


.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-75.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...16-25 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH SOUTHEAST 10-20 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH BECOMING
                                   SOUTH 20-30 MPH IN THE
                                   AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...42-52.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...37-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...64-74 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...76-86 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTHEAST 15-25 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 35-45 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS. ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...63-73.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...52-62.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...26-36 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH 20-30 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 35-45 MPH.
LAL.................2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...MOSTLY CLOUDY...AREAS OF RAIN AND
SNOW...LOWS IN THE MID 30S...HIGHS AROUND 50. IN THE MOUNTAINS...
CLOUDY...WIDESPREAD SNOW AND SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...LOWS IN THE
MID 20S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY...LOCAL RAIN AND SNOW...
LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S...HIGHS AROUND 50. IN THE MOUNTAINS...
MOSTLY CLOUDY...AREAS OF SNOW AND RAIN...LOWS IN THE MID 20S...
HIGHS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30 IN THE VALLEYS AND IN
THE LOWER 20S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S IN THE
VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 40S IN THE MOUNTAINS. NORTH WINDS AROUND
20 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE UPPER 20S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S IN
THE VALLEYS AND AROUND 50 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S IN THE VALLEYS AND
IN THE LOWER 30S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S IN THE
VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 50S IN THE MOUNTAINS.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY NOVEMBER 07 TO THURSDAY NOVEMBER 13
TEMPERATURE... ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... BELOW NORMAL
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