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
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Dry and seasonably warm weather will persist this week under a dry
northwest flow aloft. Wildfire smoke will linger over portions of
north central Washington into north Idaho near the Canadian border.
A weak dry cold front will arrive late today leading to breezy
winds in the Cascade valleys and the western Columbia Basin. A
second cold front will arrive late Friday with a repeat of breezy
winds. Temperatures are expected to peak on Friday and then
gradually cool over the weekend.

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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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WAZ676-677-170130-
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
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from this afternoon
through this evening...
...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Friday afternoon
through Friday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-89.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...17-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 6 to 14 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
  in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...53-62.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 14 mph with gusts to around
  30 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-89.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 62. Highs 79 to
89. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke in the afternoon and
evening. Lows 53 to 62. Highs 84 to 92.
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 64. Highs 83 to 92.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-170130-
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
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Gusty Winds from this afternoon through this evening...
...Gusty Winds from Friday afternoon through Friday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...77-85 valleys and 67-77 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent valleys and 25-40 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...48-55.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...70-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around
      25 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 9 to 13 mph with gusts to
      around 25 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...77-85 valleys and 69-79 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 56. Highs 76 to 86 valleys...
67 to 77 mountains. Northwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 55. Highs 72 to
82 valleys...66 to 76 mountains. Northwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 52. Highs 79 to 87 valleys...
69 to 79 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 57. Highs
82 to 90 valleys...73 to 83 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-170130-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from this afternoon
through this evening...
...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Friday afternoon
through Friday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-90.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...11-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
  southwest 4 to 8 mph with gusts to 15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke through the night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...54-62.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the evening.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-90.
* Min Humidity...10-20 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 8 mph in the morning shifting
  to the southwest in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Areas of
smoke. Lows 53 to 62. Highs 81 to 90. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
54 to 63. Highs 84 to 91.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-170130-
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
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-88 valleys and 73-83 mountains.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...17-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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....Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting
      to the southwest 5 to 9 mph 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 southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke through the night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...51-59 valleys and 48-57 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...50-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
      the northwest overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Areas of smoke through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...84-89 valleys and 74-84 mountains.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 4 to 8 mph in the morning shifting to
      the southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 50 to 58. Highs
84 to 89 valleys...73 to 83 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. Lows 49 to 56. Highs
82 to 87 valleys...71 to 81 mountains. Northwest wind 8 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 47 to 55. Highs
83 to 88 valleys...72 to 82 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
49 to 58. Highs 86 to 91 valleys...76 to 86 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ686-170130-
East Washington Northeast (Zone 686)-
Including the cities of Deer Park, Colville, and Newport
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-88 valleys and 77-83 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...15-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...48-57.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...61-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the north overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...84-89 valleys and 77-84 mountains.
* Min Humidity...17-27 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 57. Highs 85 to 90 valleys...
79 to 85 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
46 to 55. Highs 81 to 88 valleys...74 to 83 mountains. North wind
3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
47 to 56. Highs 86 to 92 valleys...79 to 87 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-170130-
Northern and Central Idaho Panhandle (Zone 101)-
Including the cities of St. Maries, Rathdrum Prairie,
Silver Valley, Bonners Ferry, and Priest Lake
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85 valleys and 74-81 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke overnight.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...50-57.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...71-90 percent valleys and 61-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 10 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Areas of smoke in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85 valleys and 74-82 mountains.
* Min Humidity...17-27 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...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 57. Highs 82 to 87 valleys...
76 to 83 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
48 to 56. Highs 79 to 85 valleys...72 to 82 mountains. Northeast
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows
49 to 57. Highs 84 to 90 valleys...78 to 86 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ674-170130-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
Including the cities of Spokane, Cheney, Davenport, and Pullman
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...82-88.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...11-21 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing to
  southwest 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-60.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...60-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...82-88.
* Min Humidity...15-25 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 59. Highs 81 to
91. Southwest wind 7 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 52 to 59. Highs
87 to 94.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-170130-
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
Including the cities of Waterville, Wilbur, Ritzville,
and Moses Lake
617 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from this afternoon
through this evening...
...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Friday afternoon
through Friday evening...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...85-90.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...55-60.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......West 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the
  evening.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.THURSDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...84-89.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 62. Highs
83 to 91. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Areas of smoke. Lows 54 to 60. Highs
84 to 89. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 63. Highs
87 to 93.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 23 - 29 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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