|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.|
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).|
Eastern Great Basin Area 7 Day
Significant Fire Potential
Issued: Monday, Sep 1, 2014 Parameters:
|Predictive Service Area||
|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|
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.
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