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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western Washington
National Weather Service Seattle WA
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

Current warnings/watches...none.

.DISCUSSION....A strong upper ridge over the Pacific Northwest will
quickly flatten and break down through tonight, allowing a cold
front to move onshore with some rain on Friday morning. A warm
front will then try to spread onshore on Saturday and Saturday
night. A cold front will sag southward through Western Washington
Sunday night and Monday. A developing low center could move near
the area around Tuesday, followed by cool showery weather next
Wednesday.

 Forecast for 20 foot wind speed (valleys and ridge tops) are 10
 minute averages reflecting RAWS winds.

WAZ649>651-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zones 649-650-651
Area 1...Coastal Lowlands-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......46-56.
* Min humidity.........61-76 percent...except 53-68 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..East winds around 4 mph in the morning
   becoming light.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...East winds around 4 mph shifting to the south
   around 3 mph in the afternoon.
* Mixing height........400-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......East around 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the
  evening, then rain likely after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....60%.
* Min temperature......35-45.
* Max humidity.........94-100 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southeast winds 3 to 5 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...South winds 3 to 6 mph.
* Mixing height........400-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph
  after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Partly sunny. Rain likely in the morning,
  then slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....45%.
* Max temperature......40-50.
* Min humidity.........77-92 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Mixing height........1100-2000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 5 mph increasing to
  northwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY...Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 41 to 51.
Southeast winds 3 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Showers likely. Lows around 40. Highs 43 to
53. Northwest winds 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain likely. Lows around 40. Highs 43 to 53.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 43 to 53.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ652-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 652
Area 2...Olympic National Park-Olympic National Forest-West Portion-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......46-56.
* Min humidity.........40-55 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..North winds around 3 mph shifting to the
   southwest in the afternoon.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Northwest winds around 3 mph shifting to the
   southwest in the afternoon.
* Snow level...........11500 feet.
* Mixing height........400-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain through the
  night.
* Chance of precip.....50%.
* Min temperature......31-41.
* Max humidity.........91-100 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..East winds around 3 mph shifting to the
   southwest around 4 mph after midnight.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
   southwest after midnight.
* Snow level...........10000 feet.
* Mixing height........400-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then
  chance of rain showers and snow showers in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....60%.
* Max temperature......32-42.
* Min humidity.........74-89 percent...except 68-83 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Snow level...........4000 feet.
* Mixing height........1100-2000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 5 mph increasing to
  northwest around 15 mph in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY...Snow with rain likely. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 27 to
37. Highs 33 to 43. South winds 3 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY...showers likely. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 32 to 42. Highs
35 to 45. South winds 4 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely. Snow level 4500 feet. Lows in
the mid 30s. Highs 37 to 47. Northwest winds 3 to 6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level 4500 feet. Lows 30 to
40. Highs 36 to 46.
.WEDNESDAY...showers. Snow level 3500 feet. Lows 28 to 38. Highs
35 to 45.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ661-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 661
Area 2...Olympic National Park-Olympic National Forest-East Portion-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......45-55.
* Min humidity.........52-67 percent...except 39-54 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds around 3 mph in the morning
   becoming light.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 3 to 5 mph.
* Snow level...........11500 feet.
* Mixing height........400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain through the
  night.
* Chance of precip.....50%.
* Min temperature......31-41.
* Max humidity.........91-100 percent...except 84-99 percent
  ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 4 to 7 mph.
* Snow level...........10000 feet.
* Mixing height........300-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning. Chance
  of snow showers through the day. Chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....65%.
* Max temperature......37-47...except 32-42 ridges.
* Min humidity.........72-87 percent...except 63-78 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 6 to 9 mph.
* Snow level...........4500 feet.
* Mixing height........1200-2000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 5 mph increasing to northwest
  around 15 mph in the afternoon.

.SATURDAY...Snow and rain likely. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 26 to
36. Highs 33 to 43. Southwest winds 3 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY...showers likely. Snow level 6500 feet. Lows 30 to 40. Highs
34 to 44. Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely. Snow level 4500 feet. Lows
29 to 39. Highs 36 to 46. West winds 3 to 6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level 4500 feet. Lows 29 to
39. Highs 36 to 46.
.WEDNESDAY...showers likely. Snow level 3500 feet. Lows 27 to 37.
Highs 35 to 45.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ653-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 653
Area 3...North Puget Sound Lowlands-Whidbey Island-San Juan Islands-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......41-51.
* Min humidity.........67-82 percent.
* 20-foot winds........East winds around 3 mph in the morning
  becoming light.
* Mixing height........400-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......East around 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain in the
  evening, then rain likely after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....60%.
* Min temperature......33-43.
* Max humidity.........93-100 percent.
* 20-foot winds........South winds 3 to 5 mph.
* Mixing height........400-600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then
  chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......39-49.
* Min humidity.........75-90 percent.
* 20-foot winds........Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
* Mixing height........1100-1600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 40 to 50.
Southeast winds 3 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with rain likely. Lows around 40. Highs 40 to 50.
Southeast winds 5 to 8 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows around 40. Highs in
the upper 40s. West winds 3 to 6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain likely. Lows 35 to 45. Highs in the upper 40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Lows 35 to 45. Highs in the upper 40s.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ654>657-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zones 654-655-656-657
Area 4...Interior Lowlands-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......44-54.
* Min humidity.........61-76 percent.
* 20-foot winds........East winds around 3 mph in the morning
  becoming light.
* Mixing height........300-500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......East around 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Rain after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....10% increasing to 80% after midnight.
* Min temperature......30-40.
* Max humidity.........81-96 percent.
* 20-foot winds........South winds 3 to 5 mph.
* Mixing height........300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southeast around 5 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Rain in the morning, then
  chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......38-48.
* Min humidity.........72-87 percent.
* 20-foot winds........Southwest winds 3 to 6 mph.
* Mixing height........600-1000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......South around 5 mph.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
upper 30s. Highs 39 to 49. South winds 3 to 5 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely. Lows around 40.
Highs 40 to 50. West winds 3 to 6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper
40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Showers likely. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 42 to 52.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ658-659-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zones 658-659
Area 5...North Cascades National Park-MT Rainier National Park-MT
Baker/Snoqualmie National Forest-Gifford Pinchot National Forest-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......37-47.
* Min humidity.........56-71 percent...except 49-64 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southeast winds 3 to 6 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southeast winds 4 to 7 mph.
* Snow level...........11000 feet.
* Mixing height........300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......East 5 to 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Chance of rain after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....10% increasing to 70% after midnight.
* Min temperature......26-36.
* Max humidity.........75-90 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..South winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...South winds 4 to 7 mph.
* Snow level...........10000 feet.
* Mixing height........200-400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southeast around 5 mph shifting to the south
  after midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Snow in the morning. Rain
  showers likely through the day. Snow showers likely in the
  afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....80%.
* Max temperature......31-41.
* Min humidity.........63-78 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Snow level...........4000 feet.
* Mixing height........900-1400 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest 5 to 10 mph.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level
1500 feet. Lows 25 to 35. Highs 30 to 40. Southwest winds 4 to
7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with showers likely and chance of snow. Snow level
4000 feet. Lows 27 to 37. Highs 32 to 42. South winds 3 to 6 mph.
.MONDAY...Cloudy with showers likely. Snow level 4000 feet. Lows
28 to 38. Highs 34 to 44. West winds 4 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Rain and snow likely. Snow level 4000 feet. Lows 27 to
37. Highs 35 to 45.
.WEDNESDAY...showers likely. Snow level 3500 feet. Lows 27 to 37.
Highs 34 to 44.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ662-150015-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 662
Area 6...North Cascades National Park-Lake Chelan National
Recreational Area-
414 AM PST Thu Dec 14 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly sunny.
* Chance of precip.....0%.
* Max temperature......33-43.
* Min humidity.........64-76 percent...except 49-64 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 3 to 4 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 3 to 5 mph.
* Snow level...........10000 feet.
* Mixing height........200-300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southeast around 5 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
  Snow likely and chance of rain after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....10% increasing to 60% after midnight.
* Min temperature......22-32.
* Max humidity.........84-99 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Northwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Snow level...........9500 feet.
* Mixing height........200-300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely and chance of
  rain in the morning, then chance of snow showers and rain showers
  in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....60%.
* Max temperature......29-39.
* Min humidity.........69-79 percent...except 63-78 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Northwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 9 to 14 mph.
* Snow level...........4000 feet.
* Mixing height........800-1600 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West 10 to 15 mph.

.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers. Snow level
1500 feet. Lows 20 to 30. Highs 27 to 37. West winds 8 to 14 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy with a chance of snow showers and rain. Snow level
3000 feet. Lows 22 to 32. Highs 28 to 38. Southwest winds 6 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Snow level
3500 feet. Lows 23 to 33. Highs 31 to 41. West winds 10 to 14 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Snow and rain likely. Snow level
3000 feet. Lows 22 to 32. Highs 31 to 41.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR DEC 21 - 27 2017
Below normal temperatures and below normal precipitation.

$$

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