Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Salt Lake City, UT

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR UTAH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
322 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...WARMING AND DRYING TREND...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL
LINGER ACROSS THE NORTH AND EAST TODAY WHILE A WARMING AND DRYING
TREND BEGINS ACROSS THE SOUTH. THIS TREND WILL SPREAD OVER THE
ENTIRE AREA TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

.DISCUSSION...AN UPPER LOW WILL LIFT OUT OF THE DISTRICT TODAY BUT
WILL KEEP A THREAT OF SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS GOING OVER
THE NORTHEAST INTO THE AFTERNOON WHILE THE SOUTH BEGINS TO WARM UP
AND DRY OUT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION TUESDAY AND
START TO SHIFT EAST WEDNESDAY. THIS WILL BRING A WARMER AND DRIER
AIRMASS TO THE ENTIRE REGION.

A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL GRADUALLY SETTLE INTO CALIFORNIA
THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THIS WILL BRING INCREASING SOUTH WINDS TO
THE DISTRICT BECOMING GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOONS. HOWEVER AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY WILL BE LOWEST ON WEDNESDAY THEN BEGIN RISING THURSDAY AND
FRIDAY AS THE SOUTHERLY FLOW STARTS TO DRAW TROPICAL MOISTURE BACK
NORTHWARD INTO THE REGION.

THIS MOISTURE WILL BRING A THREAT OF ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS STARTING FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH STORMS BECOMING MORE
NUMEROUS INTO THE WEEKEND AS THE CALIFORNIA LOW STARTS SHIFTING INTO
THE GREAT BASIN.

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

UTZ478>480-230030-
FORECAST AREA 1...NORTHERN UTAH (NORTHERN UTAH IFC AREA)-
ZONE 478 SALT LAKE DESERT...ZONE 479 WASATCH MOUNTAINS...ZONE
480 UINTA MOUNTAINS-
322 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...72-79.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...55-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...30-40 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......WEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................2 IN THE VALLEYS AND 4 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...52-61.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...38-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...60-70 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...78-87 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
LAL.................1 IN THE VALLEYS AND 2 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...76-83.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...60-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...20-30 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...36-46 PERCENT.

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

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UTZ492>494-230030-
FORECAST AREA 2...WEST CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
322 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 1200. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...72-81.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...25-35 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...33-43 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...49-59.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...63-73 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...64-74 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

.TUESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (5-15 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...76-84.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...65-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-34 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ495>498-230030-
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-
322 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 88.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...75-85.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...63-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...21-31 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...31-40 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1 IN THE VALLEYS AND 2 IN THE MOUNTAINS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...62-68.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...52-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...39-49.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...43-52 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...56-66 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 ..VERY LOW.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 91.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...78-88.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...66-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...15-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...24-30 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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UTZ488>491-230030-
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-
322 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...73-83.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...27-37 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...38-48 PERCENT.

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

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...51-61.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...43-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...64-74 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...61-71 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........3 ..VERY LOW.

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...78-88.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...65-75.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...19-29 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...25-35 PERCENT.

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

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.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE
UPPER 40S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS
AND IN THE UPPER 40S IN THE MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN
THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 20 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER 40S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 50S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE MID 40S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE MID 70S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER
60S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS
AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S...HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS...
THUNDERSTORMS AND HIGH ELEVATION SNOW SHOWERS...LOWS IN THE UPPER
30S...HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29 TO SUNDAY OCTOBER 05
TEMPERATURE... BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... NEAR NORMAL
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