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Fire Weather Forecast for UTZ492

 
 FNUS55 KSLC 210914
FWFSLC

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR UTAH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
314 AM MDT TUE APR 21 2015

...TRENDING MORE UNSETTLED THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK...

.BROADCAST DISCUSSION...A SERIES OF WEAK STORM SYSTEMS WILL
INCREASE THE CHANCES OF MAINLY DIURNALLY DRIVEN SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED STORMS MID TO LATE WEEK.

.DISCUSSION...A WEAK UPPER LOW OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILL
BEGIN TO SPREAD MOISTURE IN FROM THE SOUTH TODAY. ISOLATED TO
WIDELY SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO BUILD
OVER THE TERRAIN OF THE SOUTH THIS AFTERNOON THEN GRADUALLY SPREAD
NORTH INTO CENTRAL PORTIONS OF THE DISTRICT TONIGHT AS THE LOW
MOVES NORTHEAST INTO SOUTHERN NEVADA. THIS LOW WILL THEN SLOWLY
CHURN EAST THROUGH THE DESERT SOUTHWEST THROUGH THURSDAY
MAINTAINING PRIMARILY DIURNALLY DRIVEN SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM
THREATS DURING THE AFTERNOON/EVENING EACH DAY. A TRAILING
DISTURBANCE WILL LIKELY SPREAD MORE WIDESPREAD PRECIP INTO THE
AREA SATURDAY BEFORE HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS BACK INTO THE EASTERN
GREAT BASIN FOR THE LATTER HALF OF THE WEEKEND.

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

 UTZ492>494-220045-
FORECAST AREA 2...CENTRAL UTAH (RICHFIELD IFC AREA)-
ZONE 492 CENTRAL UTAH WEST DESERT...ZONE 493 CENTRAL UTAH
MOUNTAINS...ZONE 494 HENRY MOUNTAINS-
314 AM MDT TUE APR 21 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (15-25 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 RAIN
SHOWERS...THUNDERSTORMS AND SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...68-78.
NEAR 8000 FEET...57-67.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...10-14 PERCENT.
NEAR 8000 FEET...12-21 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 (55-65 PCT CLOUD COVER) UNTIL
2400...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PCT CLOUD
COVER). IN THE VALLEYS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
UNTIL 2200. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS. IN THE
MOUNTAINS...ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AND
SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL 2200. ISOLATED
RAIN SHOWERS. ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS AFTER 2200.

MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...37-47.
NEAR 8000 FEET...34-44.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...54-64 PERCENT.
NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 5-10 MPH
BECOMING SOUTH 5-15 MPH
AFTER MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOPS......LIGHT AND VARIABLE BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 10-20 MPH AFTER
MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2 UNTIL 2200...THEN 1.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PCT CLOUD COVER). IN THE
VALLEYS...ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS UNTIL
1200...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS. IN THE MOUNTAINS...SCATTERED
RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
AFTER 1200.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 5000 FEET...65-75.
NEAR 8000 FEET...53-63.
MIN HUMIDITY........NEAR 5000 FEET...11-18 PERCENT.
NEAR 8000 FEET...17-27 PERCENT.

20-FOOT WINDS.......SLOPE/VALLEY...SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH IN THE
MORNING BECOMING
UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5-10 MPH.
RIDGETOPS......SOUTH 10-20 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1 UNTIL 1200...THEN 2.
CWR.................10 PERCENT IN THE VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT IN THE
MOUNTAINS.
HAINES INDEX........4 ..LOW.

=

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

.8-14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY APRIL 28 TO MONDAY MAY 04
TEMPERATURE... ABOVE NORMAL
PRECIPITATION... BELOW NORMAL
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