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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017


.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS THIS EVENING/NIGHT WITH PASSAGE OF STRONG COLD
FRONT...

Dry conditions with warmer temperatures are expected under a
ridge of high pressure Today. A strong cold front will bring
windy conditions this evening, overnight, and Wednesday along
with much cooler temperatures. Cooler and unsettled weather will
likely persist until next 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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WAZ676-677-240400-
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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-91.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 3 to 6 mph in the morning
  becoming west 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy and windy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...42-51.
   24 hr trend......12 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 14 to 18 mph with gusts to around
  45 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny and windy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...60-70.
* Min Humidity...25-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 15 to 19 mph with gusts to around
  45 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph in the morning increasing to
  northwest 23 to 27 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 41 to 48. Highs 63 to 73. Northwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 51. Highs 69 to 79. North
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 55. Highs 74 to 84.
Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 57. Highs
76 to 86.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-240400-
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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-84 valleys and 69-79 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity...24-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming west 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
      west 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-44 valleys and 34-41 mountains.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler valleys and 15 degrees cooler
                    mountains.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 15 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 13 to 17 mph with gusts to around
      35 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 16 to 20 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers.
  Windy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-64 valleys and 47-57 mountains.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 13 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
      in the morning increasing to 40 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 15 to 19 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph in the morning increasing to
  northwest 23 to 27 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 35 to 41. Highs 63 to 68 valleys...
52 to 62 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 44. Highs 70 to 75 valleys...
58 to 68 mountains. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 48. Highs 74 to
79 valleys...63 to 73 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 50.
Highs 74 to 80 valleys...65 to 75 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-240400-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Breezy in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...82-90.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
  south 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......West 12 to 16 mph in the evening shifting to
  the northwest overnight. Gusts up to 35 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny then becoming partly sunny. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-71.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 11 to 15 mph with gusts to around
  30 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph in the morning increasing to
  northwest 18 to 22 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 66 to 73. North wind 3 to
7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 71 to 78. North
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 76 to 83. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 57. Highs
77 to 86.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-240400-
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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Breezy in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-89 valleys and 71-81 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 3 to 6 mph in the morning
      becoming south 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 6 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing
  to 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-49 valleys and 35-44 mountains.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler valleys and 15 degrees cooler
                    mountains.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier valleys and 10 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 35
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 14 to 18 mph in the evening
      shifting to the northwest 15 to 19 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-69 valleys and 51-61 mountains.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent valleys and 30-45 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 30
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 13 to 17 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 44 to 49 valleys...36 to
45 mountains. Highs 66 to 71 valleys...54 to 64 mountains. North
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 47. Highs 70 to 75 valleys...
59 to 69 mountains. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 50. Highs 76 to
81 valleys...65 to 75 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to
55 valleys...42 to 51 mountains. Highs 77 to 85 valleys...65 to
75 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-240400-
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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-87 valleys and 72-81 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 4 to 8 mph with gusts to around 20 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...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-49 valleys and 39-45 mountains.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 8 to 12 mph with gusts to around
      30 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 11 to 15 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon. Breezy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-67 valleys and 52-62 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent valleys and 35-45 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 11 to 15 mph with gusts to around 30
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 13 to 17 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 20 to 25 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 38 to 46. Highs 62 to 68 valleys...
53 to 63 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 68 to 73 valleys...58 to
68 mountains. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 48. Highs 73 to
79 valleys...64 to 74 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 50.
Highs 75 to 83 valleys...67 to 77 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-240400-
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
638 AM PDT Tue May 23 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...85-92.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
  southwest 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southeast 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. Windy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...46-51.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......West 13 to 17 mph with gusts to around 40
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Windy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...65-72.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 13 to 17 mph with gusts to around 35
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 65 to 73. Northwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 51. Highs 71 to 78. Northeast
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 76 to 84. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH Memorial Day...Mostly clear. Lows 51 to 56. Highs
79 to 88.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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