Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Eastern Washington and North Idaho
National Weather Service Spokane WA
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017


.DISCUSSION...

...Cold front passage late Wednesday night/early Thursday...

Warmer temperatures will run through Wednesday with today
standing out as the warmest day. A cold front will move into the
area late Wednesday night into Thursday. There is a chance of
showers as well as isolated thunderstorms over southeast
Washington and north Idaho Wednesday night into early Thursday
morning and will be followed by dry and breezy conditions area
wide Thursday afternoon. A strong warming trend is likely
beginning Saturday and lasting into at least early next week with
low relative humidity each day with poor humidity recoveries each
night mid slopes and ridge tops.

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Forecasts for 20 foot wind speeds (valleys and ridge tops) are
10 minute averages reflecting RAWS wind.
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WAZ676-677-230130-
East Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
Including the cities of Kittitas Valley, Naches River Valley,
Lake Chelan Area, and Wenatchee River Valley Area
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...86-94.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...17-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke in the
  evening.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...58-67.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 9 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-91.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 64. Highs 72 to 82. West
wind 10 to 18 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 55. Highs 75 to 85. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 49 to 58. Highs 81 to 89. Southwest wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 54 to 63. Highs 85 to 92.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 65. Highs 86 to 94.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-230130-
East Washington South Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 680)-
East Washington Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 682)-
Including the cities of Chinook Pass, White Pass, Stevens Pass,
Lake Wenatchee Area, and Cle Elum
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke through the day. Haze in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92 valleys and 76-86 mountains.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming west 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      west 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze in the evening.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-60.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer valleys and 3 degrees cooler
                    mountains.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent valleys and 70-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter valleys and 30 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-87 valleys and 69-79 mountains.
* Min Humidity...29-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 9 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 9 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 55. Highs 69 to 79
valleys...60 to 70 mountains. West wind 9 to 17 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 49. Highs 76 to 83 valleys...
66 to 76 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 52. Highs 81 to 88 valleys...
72 to 82 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 50 to 56. Highs 86 to 91 valleys...75 to
85 mountains.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 88 to 93 valleys...
77 to 87 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-230130-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-94.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...9-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
  south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...58-65.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting
  to the northwest overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to the
  northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...86-92.
* Min Humidity...11-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting
  to the southwest in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 63. Highs 78 to 86. West
wind 5 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55. Highs 78 to 85. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 58. Highs 83 to 90.
Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 54 to 63. Highs 86 to 93.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 65. Highs 87 to 93.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-230130-
East Washington North Cascades (Zone 685)-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
Including the cities of Mazama, Conconully,
North Cascades Highway, Pasayten Wilderness, Keller, Republic,
and Curlew
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...88-93 valleys and 78-88 mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze through the night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...53-63.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 3 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze through the day. Areas of smoke
  in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92 valleys and 76-86 mountains.
* Min Humidity...16-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting
      to the southwest in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60. Highs 80 to
85 valleys...68 to 78 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 51. Highs 80 to 85 valleys...
70 to 80 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 84 to 89 valleys...
74 to 84 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 51 to 57. Highs 87 to 92 valleys...77 to
87 mountains.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 60. Highs 88 to 93 valleys...
78 to 88 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-230130-
Northern and Central Idaho Panhandle (Zone 101)-
East Washington Northeast (Zone 686)-
Including the cities of St. Maries, Rathdrum Prairie,
Silver Valley, Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake, Deer Park, Colville,
and Newport
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...88-93 valleys and 82-90 mountains.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...East 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Clear. Haze through the night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-62.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...86-91 valleys and 79-88 mountains.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 54 to 60. Highs 78 to 83 valleys...
70 to 80 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 51. Highs 78 to 83 valleys...
70 to 79 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 52. Highs 83 to 88 valleys...
75 to 84 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 47 to 57. Highs 87 to 92 valleys...79 to
88 mountains.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 59. Highs 88 to 93 valleys...
80 to 88 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-230130-
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
Including the cities of Waterville, Wilbur, Ritzville,
Moses Lake, Spokane, Cheney, Davenport, and Pullman
601 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...90-95.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...9-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...59-65.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the evening becoming
  southwest 3 to 7 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92.
* Min Humidity...16-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon
and evening. Lows 57 to 63. Highs 80 to 85. Southwest wind 9 to
16 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 78 to 83. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 47 to 55. Highs 84 to 89. East wind 3 to
7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Clear. Lows 52 to 60. Highs 88 to 93.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 63. Highs 89 to 94.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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