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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southeast Idaho
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

* Central Idaho Dispatch Area weather impact summary (Zones 475
and 476)...

Another weak disturbance will cross the Idaho Panhandle today with
rain showers remaining well north of this area. Breezy ridge top
winds gusting to 35 mph this afternoon over the Lemhi and
Bitterroot Ranges. Wind gusts increase to around 40 mph
Thursday, ahead of an approaching disturbance. Rain and snow will
move into the area Thursday night. Snow levels falling from near
10000 feet elevation sharply through Friday.

* East Idaho Dispatch Area weather impact summary (Zones 410...411
and 413)...

Afternoon high temperatures will be about 10 degrees above normal
today. A little on the breezy side this afternoon, then
increasing winds with gusts of 20 to 25 mph both in the Snake
Plain and mountain areas Thursday. The approaching disturbance
will bring scattered rain and snow showers across the area Friday
morning.

* South Central Idaho Dispatch Area weather impact summary (Zones
422...425 and 427)...

Afternoon temperatures about 10 degrees above normal today with
minimum humidity in the middle teens for the Middle Snake River
Valley and Southern Sawtooth area. Southwesterly winds become
breezy Thursday ahead of an approaching disturbance. Showers
reach the Sawtooth Recreation Area about midnight Thursday
night, spreading across the area on Friday.

IDZ475-182245-
East Salmon River Mountains/Salmon NF-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Mostly sunny then becoming partly cloudy.
* Max Temperature....54-61.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......33-41 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 15.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest 8 to 13 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 13 to 18 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
*                          increasing to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......5250-6250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 10 mph increasing to around
  20 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Partly cloudy then becoming clear.
* Min Temperature....31-38.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Max Humidity.......61-69 percent valleys and 52-60 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 6 to 11 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
*                          around 25 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......100-1100 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 20 mph becoming south around
  10 mph after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....59-66 valleys and 51-58 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......19-27 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 13.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 9 to 14 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 13 to 18 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
*                          increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......6750-7750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South around 10 mph increasing to southwest
  around 25 mph in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Snow with showers likely. Lows 29 to 36. Highs
46 to 53. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 22 to 29.
Highs 37 to 44. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Breezy, cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers.
Lows 30 to 36. Highs 41 to 48. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the lower
30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

IDZ476-182245-
Lemhi and Lost River Range/Challis NF-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature....58-65 valleys and 50-57 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......28-36 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 11.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest 7 to 12 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 13 to 18 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
*                          increasing to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......5250-6250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....Around 34.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Max Humidity.......59-67 percent valleys and 48-56 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 5 to 10 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
*                          around 25 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......100-1100 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....58-65 valleys and 50-57 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......17-25 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 10.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 12 to 17 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
*                          increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......6750-7750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South around 10 mph increasing to around 25
  mph in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Windy. Snow showers likely and chance of showers. Lows
29 to 36. Highs 47 to 54. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
Lows 20 to 27. Highs 38 to 45. West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 28 to 35. Highs 42 to 49. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

IDZ422-182245-
Sawtooth Range/Northern Sawtooth NF-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....59-66 valleys and 51-58 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......26-34 percent valleys and 33-41 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 12.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 4 to 7 mph shifting to the southwest
*                          6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 8 to 13 mph with gusts to around
*                          20 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......2750-3750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 15 mph
  in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....31-38.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Max Humidity.......56-64 percent valleys and 48-56 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest 8 to 13 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 8 to 13 mph with gusts to around
*                          20 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......200-1200 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 15 mph in the evening
  becoming light.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....58-65 valleys and 50-57 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......18-25 percent valleys and 21-29 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 9.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...East 3 to 6 mph shifting to the south 9 to
*                          14 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
*                          increasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......3000-4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....East around 10 mph increasing to south around
  20 mph in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Cooler, breezy. Snow showers likely and chance of
showers. Lows 29 to 36. Highs 46 to 53. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow showers. Lows 20 to 27.
Highs 39 to 46. West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and snow showers. Lows
29 to 35. Highs 43 to 50. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the lower 30s. Highs in the lower 50s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. Highs in the mid 50s.

$$

IDZ425-182245-
Middle Snake River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....66-71.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......18-23 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 4 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......5500-6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph
  in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....Around 37.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......58-66 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph shifting to the
  east 3 to 6 mph after midnight. Gusts up to 20 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......200-1200 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....66-72.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......17 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........Northeast winds 4 to 7 mph shifting to the
  south 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......5.
* Mixing Height......4500-5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming south around 10 mph in
  the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Windy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around
40. Highs 57 to 64. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to
around 40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 32. Highs 49 to 56.
Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 34 to 40.
Highs 53 to 60. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around
25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the mid
60s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid
60s.

$$

IDZ427-182245-
Goose Creek and Raft River Valley/Southern Sawtooth NF/Twin Falls
BLM south of the Snake River-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....64-71.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......14-19 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 5 to 8 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 4 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
*                          in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......5500-6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph
  in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....37-44.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Max Humidity.......47-55 percent valleys and 34-42 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 4 to 9 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 7 to 12 mph with gusts to around 20
*                          mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......100-1100 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South around 10 mph shifting to the north
  after midnight.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....64-71.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......14-20 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 7 to 12 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20
*                          mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......5750-6750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 10 mph increasing to south around
  20 mph in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Cooler, breezy. Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows
35 to 42. Highs 54 to 61. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 27 to 34. Highs 46 to 53. West
winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows 35 to 42.
Highs 52 to 59. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around
20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the
lower 60s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the lower
60s.

$$

IDZ410-182245-
Upper Snake River Valley/Idaho Falls BLM-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....61-68.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......22-30 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 5.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 20
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......2750-3750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 15 mph
  in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....31-37.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......64-72 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........South winds 4 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the evening.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......100-1100 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 15 mph in the evening
  becoming light.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....61-68.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......17-24 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........Northeast winds 3 to 6 mph shifting to the
  south 9 to 14 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......2750-3750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming south around 15 mph in
  the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Windy. Partly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows 35 to 41.
Highs 56 to 63. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cooler, breezy. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow
showers. Lows in the upper 20s. Highs 46 to 53. Southwest winds
15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 30 to 37. Highs 49 to 56. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs around 60.

$$

IDZ411-182245-
Centennial Mountains and Snake River Range/Targhee NF-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature....51-58.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* Min Humidity.......24-32 percent valleys and 29-37 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 12.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 9 to 14 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
*                          increasing to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......3250-4250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....31-37.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Max Humidity.......71-79 percent valleys and 53-61 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southeast 5 to 8 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20
*                          mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......300-1300 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South 10 to 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....61-66 valleys and 54-61 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......20-28 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 9.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...East 3 to 5 mph shifting to the south 9 to
*                          14 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 11 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
*                          increasing to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......3750-4750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southeast around 10 mph increasing to south
  around 20 mph in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Windy. Showers and snow showers likely. Lows 32 to 38.
Highs 48 to 55. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Colder, breezy. Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow
showers. Lows 22 to 27. Highs 38 to 45. Southwest winds 15 to
25 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers and showers. Lows
28 to 33. Highs 39 to 46. South winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows around 30. Highs around 50.

$$

IDZ413-182245-
Caribou Range/Caribou NF-
332 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....63-69 valleys and 56-63 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......17-24 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 4.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 4 to 9 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 4 to 9 mph with gusts to around
*                          15 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......3000-4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph
  in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....32-39.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......54-62 percent valleys and 40-48 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 5 to 8 mph shifting to the southeast
*                          3 to 6 mph after midnight.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 4 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph in
*                          the evening.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......100-1100 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....South around 10 mph in the evening becoming
  light.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....64-69 valleys and 57-64 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......19 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southeast 3 to 6 mph shifting to the south
*                          10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 11 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
*                          increasing to 25 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......3250-4250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming south around 20 mph in
  the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY...Windy. Mostly clear. Chance of showers. Lows 33 to 40.
Highs 53 to 60. Southwest winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to around
40 mph.
.SATURDAY...Breezy. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers.
Lows 24 to 31. Highs 45 to 52. Southwest winds 15 to 25 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and snow
showers. Lows 30 to 37. Highs 47 to 54. Southwest winds 10 to
20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Highs in the
upper 50s.

$$


.OUTLOOK for Wednesday October 25th through Tuesday October
31st...Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.


$$



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