Fuel Dryness

Moist - Little or no risk for large fires.
Dry - Low risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Very dry - Low/Moderate risk of large fires in the absence of a "High Risk" event.
Data Unavailable.

High Risk Events

Wind gusts 25 mph or higher in the mountains and gusts 30 mph or higher elsewhere AND relative humidity 15% or lower.
Near record temperatures with single digit relative humidity.
Scattered or greater coverage of lightning (thunderstorms).

Missing Stations

  • Blackrock

Eastern Great Basin Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Monday, Sep 1, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Sun
Aug 31
Sep 1
Sep 2
Sep 3
Sep 4
Sep 5
Sep 6
Sep 7
EB01 - West Idaho Mtns
EB02 - Central Idaho Mtns
EB03 - E ID Desert/Range
EB04 - Southwest Idaho
EB05 - Southeast Idaho
EB06 - Ern ID/Wrn WY Mtns
EB07 - W Utah Desert
EB08 - N/Cntl UT Mtns
EB09 - Uinta Mtns
EB10 - Uintah Basin
EB11 - SW Utah Desert
EB12 - S Cntl UT Mtns
EB13 - Mojave Desert
EB14 - AZ Strip
EB15 - Bookcliffs
EB16 - SE UT Desert


Cool, dry northwest flow will persist today, with hot temperatures only remaining over far southern Utah.

Max temperatures will bounce around the mid 70's to low 80's in Boise and SLC through the work week with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

A weak ridge builds over the southwest on Tuesday for warming temperatures region wide. A weak trough skirts the northern edge of Idaho on Wednesday sending a dry cool front through the state. Slightly cooler temperatures will spread into northern/central Utah for Thursday through the weekend.

Another dry trough will track across the region for the weekend keeping temperatures near seasonal normals.

Fuels/Fire Potential
Overall large fire potential is quite low region wide as recent precipitation and cool weather has had a dramatic effect on fuel dryness.

Continued drying across Utah next week along with normal temperatures will bring the lower elevations of southern Utah into moderate fire potential.

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Forecasters: Law 9/1/2014 0828 MDT