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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017


.DISCUSSION...


...Strong cold front passage expected late Wednesday night/early
Thursday...

Warmer temperatures will run through Wednesday with Tuesday
standing out as the warmest day. Minimum humidities will approach
critical readings each afternoon. A strong cold front will move
into the area late Wednesday night into Thursday. There is a
chance of showers and thunderstorms mainly over southeast
Washington and north Idaho Wednesday night through Thursday
morning and will be followed by windy conditions area wide
Thursday afternoon. Conditions will continue to be critically dry
Thursday and into 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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WAZ676-677-221315-
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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...56-65.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...45-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...86-94.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...17-27 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...59-67.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-91.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
  the morning decreasing to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 62. Highs 70 to
80. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 55. Highs 76 to 85. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Clear. Lows 49 to 57. Highs 82 to 90. Southwest wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 55 to 65. Highs 86 to 96.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-221315-
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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...51-58 valleys and 55-63 mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...60-75 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier valleys and 25 percent drier
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92 valleys and 76-86 mountains.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Clear then becoming partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...53-61.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent valleys and 70-80 percent mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...78-87 valleys and 69-79 mountains.
* Min Humidity...29-45 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.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 55. Highs 68 to
77 valleys...58 to 68 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 48. Highs 76 to 84 valleys...
66 to 76 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 51. Highs 82 to 89 valleys...
72 to 82 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 49 to 58. Highs 86 to
92 valleys...77 to 87 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-221315-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...57-64.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...45-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to the
  north overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...88-94.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...10-20 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...59-66.
* Max Humidity...45-55 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the
  evening becoming northwest 3 to 7 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to the
  northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...86-93.
* Min Humidity...11-21 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 9 mph in the morning shifting
  to the south 4 to 8 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 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......
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 61. Highs 76 to
84. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 78 to 85. Northwest
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 57. Highs 84 to 90. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 54 to 64. Highs 86 to 95.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-221315-
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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...53-60 valleys and 56-62 mountains.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier valleys and 10 percent drier
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the west overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...89-94 valleys and 79-89 mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...13-23 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...East 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...54-63.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting
      to the northwest overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the northwest overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92 valleys and 76-86 mountains.
* Min Humidity...16-26 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph in the morning shifting
      to the south in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 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......
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Lows 50 to 60. Highs
79 to 84 valleys...66 to 76 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 51. Highs 80 to 85 valleys...
70 to 80 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 52. Highs 85 to 90 valleys...
75 to 85 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 50 to 59. Highs 88 to
95 valleys...78 to 88 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-221315-
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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke through the
  night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...49-58 valleys and 52-61 mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the northeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...89-94 valleys and 82-90 mountains.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...East 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze and patchy smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...51-60 valleys and 54-63 mountains.
* Max Humidity...61-80 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...87-92 valleys and 81-89 mountains.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 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...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southeast 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......
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers
and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows 54 to 60. Highs 77 to
82 valleys...69 to 79 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 50. Highs 77 to 83 valleys...
69 to 79 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 51. Highs 83 to 88 valleys...
76 to 85 mountains. Generally less than 5 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 48 to 58. Highs 87 to
94 valleys...80 to 90 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-221315-
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
244 PM PDT Mon Aug 21 2017

...Gusty Winds and Low Relative Humidity from Thursday morning
through Thursday evening...

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze overnight.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...54-61.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...50-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...91-96.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...9-19 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear. Haze.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...59-65.
* Max Humidity...55-65 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the
  evening becoming southwest 3 to 7 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...88-93.
* Min Humidity...13-23 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Southwest 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25
  mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Patchy blowing dust in the
afternoon and evening. Lows 58 to 63. Highs 78 to 83. Southwest
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 78 to 83. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 54. Highs 85 to 90.
Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Clear. Lows 52 to 62. Highs 89 to 97.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 29 - SEP 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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