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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southeast Idaho
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...

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

Dry and warm conditions will continue across the central mountains
through Saturday. Winds at ridgetop level are expected to increase
during the day today, and gusts could approach 20 mph particularly
across zone 476. Locally breezy conditions may be expected again
Friday and Saturday along with increasing Haines Index. Humidities
at lower elevations will be around 15 percent through the period,
but the combination of low humidities and gusty winds is not expected
to reach critical thresholds. Look for moisture to return to the
region by early next week for another round of afternoon
thunderstorms.

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

Dry and warm conditions will continue across the region through
Saturday. Wind gusts in the southern portions of zone 410 and the
higher elevations of 413 may reach around 20 mph this afternoon and
early evening. Humidities in lower elevations should drop to around
or just below 15 percent. Gusty conditions will occur Friday and
Saturday as well, along with increasing Haines Index. Moisture is
forecast to return to the area Sunday, increasing into midweek next
week for another round of afternoon thunderstorms.

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

Dry and warm conditions will continue across the region through
Saturday. Wind gusts in zone 425 and higher elevations of zone 427
are expected to reach between 20 and 25 mph this afternoon and early
evening. Humidities at lower elevations will be dry, dropping to
around or just below 15 percent. Gusty conditions will occur Friday
and Saturday as well, along with increasing Haines Index. Moisture is
forecast to return to the area Sunday, increasing into midweek next
week for another round of afternoon thunderstorms.

IDZ475-172300-
East Salmon River Mountains/Salmon NF-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....74-81 valleys and 66-73 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Min Humidity.......13-21 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 4.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Northwest 3 to 6 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Northwest 3 to 6 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......8500-9500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....44-51.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......53-61 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 7.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 3 to 6 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 4 to 7 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......2.
* Mixing Height......200-1200 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Northwest around 10 mph in the evening
  becoming light.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....77-84 valleys and 69-76 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......13-18 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest up to 3 mph shifting to the west
*                          6 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 3 to 4 mph shifting to the west
*                          5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 15 mph
*                          in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......9500-10500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming west around 15 mph in the
  afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 73 to 80. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 72 to 79. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 72 to 79. West
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the
upper 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

IDZ476-172300-
Lemhi and Lost River Range/Challis NF-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....75-82 valleys and 66-73 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......15-23 percent valleys and 20-28 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Northwest 3 to 6 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Northwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
*                          in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......9250-10250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....44-51.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......52-60 percent valleys and 56-64 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 9.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......200-1200 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 10 mph in the evening becoming
  light.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....78-85 valleys and 69-76 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......12-17 percent valleys and 14-22 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 4 to 9 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph in
*                          the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......9250-10250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the
  afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 73 to 80. West winds
10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 71 to 78. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45 to 52. Highs 71 to 78. West winds 5 to
10 mph with gusts to around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

IDZ422-172300-
Sawtooth Range/Northern Sawtooth NF-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....75-82 valleys and 66-73 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......16-24 percent valleys and 22-28 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Northwest 4 to 7 mph shifting to the
*                          southwest 6 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 3 to 6 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......8250-9250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....43-50.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......60-68 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 6 to 11 mph shifting to the northwest
*                          3 to 5 mph after midnight.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......300-1300 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 10 mph in the evening becoming
  light.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....77-84 valleys and 69-76 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* Min Humidity.......13-21 percent valleys and 17-23 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...North 3 to 6 mph shifting to the southwest
*                          4 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 3 to 6 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......8500-9500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming west around 10 mph in the
  afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 43 to 50. Highs 75 to 82. West winds 5 to
10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 74 to 81. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 73 to 80. West
winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the upper 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows around 50. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

IDZ425-172300-
Middle Snake River Valley/Twin Falls BLM north of the Snake River-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....Around 85.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......14-22 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........West winds 9 to 14 mph with gusts to around 20
  mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......8250-9250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....Around 52.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......57-65 percent.
    24 hr trend......Up 2.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 20
  mph in the evening.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......400-1400 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....Around 87.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......11-16 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 15
  mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......8250-9250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming west around 15 mph in the
  afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs 85 to 90.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs 85 to 90.
West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper
80s. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 80s.

$$

IDZ427-172300-
Goose Creek and Raft River Valley/Southern Sawtooth NF/Twin Falls
BLM south of the Snake River-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....80-85 valleys and 73-80 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......14-20 percent valleys and 19-27 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 4 to 9 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 4 to 9 mph with gusts to around 15
*                          mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......8500-9500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....51-58.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......51-59 percent valleys and 46-54 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Northwest 4 to 9 mph shifting to the
*                          southwest 3 to 6 mph after midnight.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 4 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph in the
*                          evening.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......600-1600 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West 10 to 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....83-88 valleys and 76-83 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......12-17 percent valleys and 15-23 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest 3 to 6 mph shifting to the west
*                          4 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southwest 3 to 6 mph shifting to the west
*                          3 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......8750-9750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West 10 to 15 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 52 to 59. Highs 79 to 86. West winds 5 to
10 mph with gusts to around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 78 to 85. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 78 to 85. West winds 5 to
10 mph with gusts to around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

IDZ410-172300-
Upper Snake River Valley/Idaho Falls BLM-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....77-84.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......15-23 percent.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph with gusts to
  around 20 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......9750-10750 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....46-52.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* Max Humidity.......60-68 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* 20ft winds.........Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph with gusts to
  around 20 mph shifting to the south 3 to 6 mph after midnight.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......300-1300 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 10 mph.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....79-86.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......13-21 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........Southeast winds 4 to 7 mph shifting to the
  southwest 4 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 15 mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......9500-10500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming southwest around 10 mph
  in the afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 80 to 87. South winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55. Highs 80 to 87. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 56. Highs 79 to 86. South
winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the mid 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.

$$

IDZ411-172300-
Centennial Mountains and Snake River Range/Targhee NF-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature....Around 78 valleys and 68-75 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......19-26 percent valleys and 22-30 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southeast 3 to 6 mph shifting to the
*                          southwest 3 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    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......9000-10000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest around 10 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....43-50.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Max Humidity.......78-86 percent valleys and 61-69 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southwest 4 to 7 mph shifting to the east
*                          3 to 4 mph after midnight.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 5 to 8 mph with gusts to around 15
*                          mph shifting to the southeast 3 to 6 mph
*                          after midnight.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......300-1300 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 10 mph shifting to the south after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....Around 81 valleys and 71-78 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......16-24 percent valleys and 20-28 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...Southeast 3 to 6 mph shifting to the
*                          southwest 3 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....Southeast 3 to 6 mph shifting to the
*                          southwest 4 to 9 mph with gusts to
*                          around 15 mph in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......4.
* Mixing Height......8500-9500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 72 to 79. South winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 52. Highs 71 to 78. South
winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 70 to 77. South winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 20 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. Highs in the mid 70s.

$$

IDZ413-172300-
Caribou Range/Caribou NF-
408 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....78-85 valleys and 70-77 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Little change.
* Min Humidity.......15-22 percent valleys and 20-28 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 5 to 10 mph.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 15
*                          mph.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......9250-10250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather........Clear.
* Min Temperature....46-53.
    24 hr trend......Down 2.
* Max Humidity.......60-68 percent.
    24 hr trend......Down 5.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...West 5 to 10 mph shifting to the southeast
*                          3 to 5 mph after midnight.
    Ridges/upr slopes....West 5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 15
*                          mph shifting to the southwest 3 to 5 mph
*                          after midnight.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......300-1300 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....West around 15 mph shifting to the south after
  midnight.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/weather........Sunny.
* Max Temperature....80-87 valleys and 73-80 ridges.
    24 hr trend......Up 3.
* Min Humidity.......12-20 percent valleys and 17-25 percent
  ridges.
    24 hr trend......Down 3.
* 20ft winds.........
    Valleys/lwr slopes...South 3 to 6 mph shifting to the southwest
*                          4 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
    Ridges/upr slopes....South 3 to 6 mph shifting to the southwest
*                          3 to 8 mph with gusts to around 15 mph
*                          in the afternoon.
* Chc Wetting Rain...0 percent.
* LAL................1.
* Haines Index.......3.
* Mixing Height......9250-10250 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds....Light winds becoming west around 15 mph in the
  afternoon.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 78 to 85. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph with gusts to around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 55. Highs 78 to 85. South
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 49 to 56. Highs 77 to 84. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the lower 80s.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs around 80.

$$


.OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AUGUST 24 THROUGH WEDNESDAY AUGUST 30...
Above normal temperatures and slightly below normal precipitation.


$$


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