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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Western Washington
National Weather Service Seattle WA
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

Current warnings/watches...none.

.DISCUSSION....
Weak higher pressure aloft should provide a brief break in the wet
weather pattern today. The next weather system arrives tonight with
some rain in the lowlands and snow in the mountains as temperatures
moderate. Another stronger wetter system is expected by late
Thursday with more rain and mountain snow into Friday, and
temperatures close to normal. Lower pressure aloft is forecast to
develop off the coast this weekend for cooler than early March
temperatures and wet conditions with snow levels below the passes.

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

WAZ649>651-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zones 649-650-651
Area 1...Coastal Lowlands-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers in the morning, then rain in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......38-48.
* Min humidity.........65-80 percent...except 73-88 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 6 to 9 mph.
* Mixing height........4400-4500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West 15 to 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......32-42.
* Max humidity.........77-92 percent...except 86-100 percent
  ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 12 to 15 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 10 to 14 mph.
* Mixing height........3200-3700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 25 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain showers likely.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......39-49.
* Min humidity.........66-81 percent...except 72-87 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph.
* Mixing height........3800-3900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 42 to 52. Southwest
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...showers. Lows 33 to 43. Highs in the upper 40s. Southwest
winds 7 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...showers. Lows 28 to 38. Highs 39 to 49. South winds 6 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...showers likely. Lows 28 to 38. Highs 38 to 48.
.MONDAY...showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs 40 to 50.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

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WAZ652-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 652
Area 2...Olympic National Park-Olympic National Forest-West Portion-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely in the
  morning, then snow in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....85%.
* Max temperature......28-38.
* Min humidity.........70-85 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
   southwest around 8 mph in the afternoon.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Northwest winds around 6 mph shifting to the
   southwest around 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Snow level...........1000 feet.
* Mixing height........3900 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow in the evening, then snow
  showers after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......22-32.
* Max humidity.........78-93 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 8 to 11 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
* Snow level...........2000 feet.
* Mixing height........2600-3500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 25 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow showers and rain showers.
* Chance of precip.....90%.
* Max temperature......29-39.
* Min humidity.........71-86 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Snow level...........2000 feet.
* Mixing height........3300-3500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...Snow and rain. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 28 to 38.
Highs 34 to 44. Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers and rain. Snow level 2000 feet. Lows 27 to
37. Highs 35 to 45. Southwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1500 feet. Lows 21 to 31. Highs
33 to 43. South winds 7 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Snow showers likely. Snow level 500 feet. Lows 20 to 30.
Highs 29 to 39.
.MONDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1500 feet. Lows 24 to 34. Highs
31 to 41.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ661-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 661
Area 2...Olympic National Park-Olympic National Forest-East Portion-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then snow in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......28-38.
* Min humidity.........66-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..West winds 6 to 9 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 7 to 10 mph.
* Snow level...........1000 feet.
* Mixing height........3600-4100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow in the evening, then snow
  showers after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......26-36...except 21-31 ridges.
* Max humidity.........76-91 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
* Snow level...........2000 feet.
* Mixing height........2800-3300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West 25 to 30 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow showers with rain showers
  likely.
* Chance of precip.....90%.
* Max temperature......34-44...except 29-39 ridges.
* Min humidity.........66-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
* Snow level...........2500 feet.
* Mixing height........3500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 15 mph.

.THURSDAY...Snow and rain. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 27 to 37.
Highs 34 to 44. Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers and rain. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 27 to
37. Highs 35 to 45. Southwest winds 10 to 13 mph.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1500 feet. Lows 20 to 30. Highs
36 to 46 valleys...29 to 39 ridges. South winds 7 to 11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Snow showers likely. Snow level 500 feet. Lows 22 to
32 valleys...15 to 25 ridges. Highs 33 to 43 valleys...26 to
36 ridges.
.MONDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1500 feet. Lows 22 to 32. Highs
34 to 44 valleys...27 to 37 ridges.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ653-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 653
Area 3...North Puget Sound Lowlands-Whidbey Island-San Juan Islands-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  morning. Chance of snow showers through the day. Rain in the
  afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......36-46.
* Min humidity.........65-80 percent.
* 20-foot winds........South winds 6 to 10 mph.
* Mixing height........3200-4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest 10 to 15 mph.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......32-42.
* Max humidity.........80-95 percent.
* 20-foot winds........South winds 12 to 15 mph.
* Mixing height........2900-3000 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain showers likely.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......39-49.
* Min humidity.........66-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds........South winds 3 to 6 mph.
* Mixing height........3600-3800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 15 mph shifting to the south in
  the afternoon.

.THURSDAY...Rain. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 43 to 53. South winds 4 to
11 mph.
.FRIDAY...showers. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 43 to 53. South winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SATURDAY...showers. Lows 29 to 39. Highs 42 to 52. Southeast winds
7 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...showers likely. Lows 29 to 39. Highs 39 to
49.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ654>657-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zones 654-655-656-657
Area 4...Interior Lowlands-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  morning. Chance of snow showers through the day. Rain in the
  afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......36-46.
* Min humidity.........68-83 percent.
* 20-foot winds........Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
* Mixing height........3800-4800 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 10 mph increasing to southwest
  around 20 mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......32-42.
* Max humidity.........76-91 percent.
* 20-foot winds........Southwest winds 12 to 15 mph.
* Mixing height........2500-3100 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 25 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Rain showers likely.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......39-49.
* Min humidity.........67-82 percent.
* 20-foot winds........Southwest winds 6 to 9 mph.
* Mixing height........3000-3500 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 20 mph.

.THURSDAY...Rain. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs 43 to 53. South winds
6 to 9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Showers. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 40s.
Southwest winds 10 to 13 mph.
.SATURDAY...showers. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs 41 to 51. South
winds 7 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...showers likely. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs
40 to 50.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ658-659-010030-
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-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning, then snow in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......28-38...except 23-33 ridges.
* Min humidity.........65-80 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 6 to 10 mph.
* Snow level...........500 feet.
* Mixing height........3200-4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 10 mph increasing to around 20
  mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow in the evening, then snow
  showers after midnight.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......20-30.
* Max humidity.........77-92 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 9 to 12 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...Southwest winds 11 to 14 mph.
* Snow level...........1500 feet.
* Mixing height........2300-2700 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 20 mph increasing to around
  30 mph after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow showers.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Max temperature......32-42...except 26-36 ridges.
* Min humidity.........66-81 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 7 to 10 mph.
* Snow level...........2000 feet.
* Mixing height........3200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest 20 to 25 mph.

.THURSDAY...Snow and rain. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 26 to 36.
Highs 31 to 41. Southwest winds 7 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY...showers. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 27 to 37. Highs 33 to
43. Southwest winds 11 to 14 mph.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1500 feet. Lows 25 to
35 valleys...18 to 28 ridges. Highs 30 to 40. South winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 500 feet. Lows 25 to 35 valleys...
18 to 28 ridges. Highs 31 to 41 valleys...24 to 34 ridges.
.MONDAY...Snow showers likely. Snow level 1000 feet. Lows 26 to
36 valleys...19 to 29 ridges. Highs 34 to 44 valleys...27 to
37 ridges.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

$$

WAZ662-010030-
Western Washington Fire Weather Zone 662
Area 6...North Cascades National Park-Lake Chelan National
Recreational Area-
310 AM PST Tue Feb 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
morning, then snow in the afternoon.
* Chance of precip.....75%.
* Max temperature......29-39...except 21-31 ridges.
* Min humidity.........54-69 percent...except 61-76 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 7 to 12 mph.
* Snow level...........0 feet.
* Mixing height........2300-3300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 10 mph increasing to around 20
  mph in the afternoon.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/weather..........Mostly cloudy. Snow.
* Chance of precip.....100%.
* Min temperature......14-24.
* Max humidity.........80-95 percent.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..North winds 5 to 8 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 11 to 16 mph.
* Snow level...........1000 feet.
* Mixing height........2400-3300 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......Southwest around 20 mph increasing to west
  around 40 mph after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/weather..........Cloudy. Snow showers likely.
* Chance of precip.....70%.
* Max temperature......30-40...except 24-34 ridges.
* Min humidity.........49-62 percent...except 58-73 percent ridges.
* 20-foot winds........
*  Valleys/lwr slopes..Northwest winds 8 to 11 mph.
*  Ridges/upr slopes...West winds 12 to 15 mph.
* Snow level...........2000 feet.
* Mixing height........3500-4200 ft AGL.
* Transport winds......West around 40 mph decreasing to around 30
  mph in the afternoon.

.THURSDAY...Snow likely. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 19 to 29. Highs
29 to 39. Southwest winds 8 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY...Snow showers and rain. Snow level 2500 feet. Lows 20 to
30. Highs 32 to 42. Southwest winds 10 to 16 mph.
.SATURDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 1000 feet. Lows 15 to 25. Highs
36 to 46 valleys...29 to 39 ridges. South winds 7 to 17 mph.
.SUNDAY...Snow showers. Snow level 500 feet. Lows 14 to 24. Highs
25 to 35.
.MONDAY...Snow showers likely. Snow level 1000 feet. Lows 15 to 25.
Highs 24 to 34.

.8 TO 14 day OUTLOOK FOR MAR 07 - 13 2017
Below normal temperatures and above normal precipitation.

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