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

  • Otter Creek
  • Enterprise
  • Zion Canyon
  • Horse Ridge

Eastern Great Basin Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential

Issued: Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Tue
Aug 26
Aug 27
Aug 28
Aug 29
Aug 30
Aug 31
Sep 1
Sep 2
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


A low pressure center is centered over western Utah this morning, generating light showers across much of northern Utah and far southeastern Idaho. The low will continue to shift eastward throughout the day, and daytime heating will work to produce scattered showers and thunderstorms over northeastern Utah and western Wyoming through this evening. 

Idaho will see mostly clear skies today and through the end of the week as high pressure begins to build, allowing temperatures to return to normal or slightly above normal.

By Thursday and Friday this weak, shortwave ridge will temporarily move into Utah for warming and drying region wide. Max temperatures could reach 90 degrees in Boise by Thursday/Friday and SLC for Friday and Saturday.

Another trough moves into the PacNW/Northern Rockies for the weekend bringing very cool air and a chance for precipitation across the north.

Utah looks to stay on the dry side going into the first part of September, but temperatures will be cool, keeping large fire potential low.

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

A short drying period for the second half of the work week and weekend across Utah, will allow grasses to dry out somewhat, although large fire potential will remain low.

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Forecasters: Beyuka 8/27/2014 0814 MDT