Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwest and South-Central
Arizona and Southeast California
National Weather Service Phoenix AZ
509 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Potent but compact upper low will continue to swing through
Arizona today, supporting clouds and scattered rain and
thundershowers through the day. Precip activity will slowly focus
across eastern AZ later into the day. Dry and breezy conditions to
persist across western AZ and southeast CA, with daytime
humidities ranging 20 to 30 percent. Best chances for wetting
rains lie from Maricopa County eastward with area snow levels
ranging 5500-6000ft today.

...Thunderstorms imply gusty winds...

Note...Additional Fire Weather Forecast information can be found
in the Area Forecast Discussion. See product PHXAFDPSR.

AZZ132-180015-
West Central Deserts/Northwest Maricopa County/Greater Phoenix
Area/Southwest Deserts/Southwest Maricopa County/
Northwest and North-Central Pinal County-
Phoenix BLM/YUM BLM/CAZ-CRZ-
509 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Partly sunny. Chance of showers
  in the morning. slight chance of thunderstorms . slight chance of
  showers in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.................61-67.
*    24 hr trend..................4 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity....................27-39 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................16 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northeast 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............East 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................30 percent.
* LAL.............................2.
* Haines High Level Index.........3 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.
* Mixing Height for Phoenix.......6400 ft AGL.
* Transport Wind for Phoenix......East 10 knots.
* Dispersion for Phoenix..........Good.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly clear. Slight chance of
  showers.
* Min Temperature.................39-49.
*    24 hr trend..................4 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity....................39-82 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................4 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..North 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................10 percent.
* LAL.............................1.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Sunny.
* Max Temperature.................63-68.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Min Humidity....................19-36 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................7 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northeast 5 to 10 mph in the
  morning becoming northwest in the afternoon.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............North 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........3 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.
* Mixing Height for Phoenix.......3800 ft AGL.
* Transport Wind for Phoenix......West 5 knots.
* Dispersion for Phoenix..........Fair.


.EXTENDED...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37-49. Highs 65-70. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39-50. Highs 67-72. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 34-50. Highs 56-62.
Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 34-45. Highs 58-62.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-47. Highs 61-66.

$$

AZZ133-180015-
Southern Gila County/Tonto National Forest Foothills-
Southern Tonto NF/West San Carlos BIA/South Portion Ft Apache BIA/
CAZ-
509 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in
  the morning. slight chance of thunderstorms . chance of showers
  in the afternoon.
* Max Temperature.................48-62.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Min Humidity....................32-46 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................22 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..East 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Southeast 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................70 percent.
* LAL.............................2.
* Haines High Level Index.........3 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.....................Partly cloudy. Chance of showers
  in the evening becoming slight chance of showers after midnight.
* Min Temperature.................28-46.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Max Humidity....................61-89 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................10 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..East 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................40 percent.
* LAL.............................1.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly sunny. Slight chance of
  showers.
* Max Temperature.................50-64.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Min Humidity....................26-44 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................3 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..East 5 to 10 mph in the morning
  becoming southwest in the afternoon.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............North 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................10 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........3 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.


.EXTENDED...
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 27-47. Highs 55-67. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 28-47. Highs 56-69. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 22-46. Highs 45-59. West
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 22-43. Highs 46-59.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 24-44. Highs 49-63.

$$

AZZ131-CAZ231-180015-
Yuma/Martinez Lake and Vicinity/Lower Colorado River Valley AZ-
Lower Colorado River Valley CA-
509 AM MST Sun Dec 17 2017 /409 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017/

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly sunny. Slight chance of
  showers.
* Max Temperature.................63-67.
*    24 hr trend..................4 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity....................22-30 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................8 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..North 10 to 20 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................10 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........2 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.
* Mixing Height for Yuma..........4100 ft AGL.
* Transport Wind for Yuma.........North 10 knots.
* Dispersion for Yuma.............Good.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.....................Clear.
* Min Temperature.................38-49.
*    24 hr trend..................6 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity....................30-59 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..North 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Sunny.
* Max Temperature.................65-69.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Min Humidity....................17-22 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................7 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..North 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............North 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........4 or low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.
* Mixing Height for Yuma..........2500 ft AGL.
* Transport Wind for Yuma.........North 9 knots.
* Dispersion for Yuma.............Fair.


.EXTENDED...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 35-48. Highs 67-71. North winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37-51. Highs 68-72. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33-51. Highs 59-63. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 33-45. Highs 60-64.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 33-46. Highs 64-68.

$$

CAZ230-180015-
Joshua Tree National Park-
409 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing sand
  and blowing dust .
* Max Temperature.................47-60.
*    24 hr trend..................4 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity....................20-26 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................9 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northwest 15 to 25 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........2 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.....................Clear.
* Min Temperature.................35-43.
*    24 hr trend..................4 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity....................27-36 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................11 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Light and variable in the evening
  becoming north 5 to 15 mph after midnight.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Sunny.
* Max Temperature.................56-66.
*    24 hr trend..................7 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity....................14-19 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................7 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............North 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........4 or low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.


.EXTENDED...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37-46. Highs 59-69. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph. Minimum relative humidity may be lower than
15 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 38-46. Highs 59-69. Southwest
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Mostly clear. Lows 32-45. Highs 46-58.
Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 32-41. Highs 49-60.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34-43. Highs 54-63.

$$

CAZ232-180015-
Imperial County And Eastern Riverside County-
409 AM PST Sun Dec 17 2017

.TODAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Mostly sunny. Patchy blowing sand
  and blowing dust.
* Max Temperature.................59-68.
*    24 hr trend..................Little change.
* Min Humidity....................18-26 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................5 pct wetter.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..North 10 to 20 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 20 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........2 or very low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather.....................Clear.
* Min Temperature.................40-50.
*    24 hr trend..................6 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity....................25-61 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................6 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/weather.....................Sunny.
* Max Temperature.................63-71.
*    24 hr trend..................3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity....................14-20 pct.
*    24 hr trend..................5 pct drier.
* Winds - 20 foot...Slope/Valley..Northwest 5 to 15 mph.
* Winds...10000 FT MSL............North 10 to 15 mph.
* Chance of Precip................0 percent.
* CWR (>= 0.10 IN)................0 percent.
* LAL.............................1.
* Haines High Level Index.........4 or low potential for large
  plume dominated fire growth.


.EXTENDED...
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39-51. Highs 65-72. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40-55. Highs 65-73. Southwest
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 37-55. Highs 56-65. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 36-47. Highs 57-66.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36-49. Highs 62-69.

$$

.8 TO 10 DAY OUTLOOK...Sunday December 24th through Tuesday
December 26th: Near to below normal temperatures and near median
precipitation.


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