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
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS OVER MAINLY SOUTHERN UTAH TODAY AND
SATURDAY...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...ISOLATED HIGH BASED THUNDERSTORMS OVER
SOUTHERN ZONES TODAY WILL SPREAD A LITTLE FARTHER NORTH
INTO ZONES 493 AND 495 SATURDAY. A DISTURBANCE WILL HAVE SPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS THE ENTIRE FIRE DISTRICT SUNDAY...BUT DRYING
WILL SET IN ALREADY BY MONDAY IN THE WAKE OF THIS DISTURBANCE.
SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

.DISCUSSION...MOISTURE HAS MADE LITTLE PROGRESS NORTHWARD INTO
SOUTHERN UTAH DURING THE PAST 12-18 HRS AS IT CONTINUES TO SKIRT
WESTWARD ALONG THE ARIZONA-UTAH BORDER. THIS MOISTURE WHICH IS
MAINLY AT HIGH LEVELS IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN OVER THE SOUTHERN
PORTIONS OF UTAH TODAY AND ONLY CREEP A LITTLE FARTHER NORTHWARD
SATURDAY. THERE IS NO ORGANIZED FEATURE TO HELP GENERATE
CONVECTION SO EXPECT ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS WITH GUSTY ERRATIC
WINDS TO BE THE MAIN THREAT ELEVATIONS FROM ABOUT ZONE 496
SOUTHWARD TODAY AND POSSIBLY SPREAD NORTHWARD INTO FIRE ZONES 495
AND 493 SATURDAY. A DISTURBANCES IS EXPECTED TO MOVE NORTHWARD
ACROSS THE FIRE DISTRICT SUNDAY BRINGING THE BEST CHANCE FOR
CONVECTION BUT BECAUSE FORECAST MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW SOMEWHAT
OF A DRY SUB CLOUD LAYER THE CHANCE FOR WETTING RAINS WILL BE
MINIMAL AT BEST. THEREFORE BE ALERT FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF DRY
THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUING THROUGH SUNDAY. IN THE WAKE OF THIS
SUNDAY DISTURBANCE...A DRIER SOUTHWEST FLOW IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS POSSIBLE
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

***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-
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

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

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...9-15 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-21 PERCENT.

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

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

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...61-68.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...46-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...30-40 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...54-64 PERCENT.

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

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...86-96.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...7-16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...16-26 PERCENT.

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

=

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UTZ492>494-010030-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...17-27 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........5 ..MODERATE.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL
                    2400. IN THE MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED DRY
                    THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. ISOLATED SPRINKLES
                    AFTER 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...60-69.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...49-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...39-49 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER). ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...87-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...20-30 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........5 ..MODERATE.

=

$$

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-
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED SPRINKLES UNTIL 1200.
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200. IN THE
                    MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED SPRINKLES UNTIL 1200.
                    ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 98.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...85-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...75-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...16 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...11-21 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...22-32 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........4 ..LOW.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........IN THE VALLEYS...PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER)...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400. IN
                    THE MOUNTAINS...PARTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER) UNTIL 2400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80
                    PCT CLOUD COVER)...ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS
                    UNTIL 2400. ISOLATED SPRINKLES AFTER 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 76.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...62-72.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...40-50 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...45-55 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 3000 FEET...AROUND 96.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...83-93.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...70-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 3000 FEET...22 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 5000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...29-39 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........4 ..LOW.

=

$$

UTZ488-489-010030-
FORECAST AREA 4...SOUTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL UTAH (MOAB IFC AREA)-
ZONE 488 MANTI NATIONAL FOREST...ZONE 489 SAN RAFAEL SWELL-
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...93-101.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12-20 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-18 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.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD COVER).
                    ISOLATED DRY THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 2400.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...62-69.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...51-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...47-57 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...38-48 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
                    RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2400...THEN 1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 ..MODERATE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
                    VALLEYS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...90-97.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...69-79.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...16-25 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...13-23 PERCENT.

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

=

$$

UTZ481>484-010030-
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-
423 AM MDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...89-98.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...72-82.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...12 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...12-18 PERCENT.

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

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PCT CLOUD COVER).

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...56-62.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...48-58 PERCENT.

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

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
                    1200...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PCT CLOUD
                    COVER).

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...89-95.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...71-81.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-17 PERCENT.
                    NEAR 8000 FEET...13-23 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...
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE UPPER 60S...HIGHS AROUND 90. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID
50S...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID 60S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
MID 50S...HIGHS IN THE MID 70S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
LOWS IN THE MID 60S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE LOWER 50S IN THE
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 90S IN THE VALLEYS AND IN THE UPPER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.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 UPPER
70S IN THE MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE MID 60S...HIGHS IN THE UPPER 80S. IN
THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...LOWS IN THE
LOWER 50S...HIGHS IN THE LOWER 70S.

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