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: Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 Parameters:

Predictive Service Area Mon
Sep 15
Sep 16
Sep 17
Sep 18
Sep 19
Sep 20
Sep 21
Sep 22
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

Generally warm and dry conditions will continue today and Wednesday across much of the region. Isolated thunderstorms are possible today over some of the higher terrain across the region. Relative Humidity will be quite low today with mins in the teens overs western Idaho.

Moisture from Hurricane Odile begins to move into the AZ Strip and southwest Utah on Wednesday for increasing cloud cover, cooler temperatures and showers. These storms will continue across western Utah on Thursday and overnight Thursday into Friday morning across northern Utah and southeast Idaho.

This moisture is being drawn northward by a trough moving into the western U.S. which will increase the chance for showers over central and eastern Idaho and western Wyoming for Thursday into Friday as well.

By late Friday through the weekend drier air will return to the region for gradually warming temperatures. Max temps should be back in the low to mid 80's in Boise and SLC by Sunday.

The longer term forecast calls for a return to warm and dry conditions across the north for the last 10 days of the month.

Fuels/Fire Potential
Warm temperatures and low relative humidity over the next few days will keep fire potential somewhat elevated for the time of year, but large fire potential remains fairly low.

Fire potential will decrease rapidly by Wednesday/Thursday as showers move into the region.

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Forecasters: Law 9/16/2014 1037 MDT