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
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

An upper trough will slowly pivot across the Inland Northwest
today with another round of cool and showery weather. Drier
northerly flow will arrive by Friday, although a few mountain
showers are possible. High pressure will build into the region for
the weekend with dry and warmer weather that looks to persist
into early next week. Temperatures are expected to return to
seasonal levels by the middle of next week.

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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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WAZ676-677-220330-
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
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers through the
  day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-62.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity...40-55 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 6 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the morning.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph in the morning shifting
  to the north in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers early in the
  evening.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-47.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-67.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning becoming
  variable 2 to 5 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph in the morning shifting
  to the northeast in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 50. Highs
63 to 73. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 53. Highs
66 to 76.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-220330-
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
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and high mountain
  snow showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...51-58 valleys and 43-51 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...50-65 percent valleys and 61-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 6 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and high mountain
  snow showers early in the evening, then isolated rain showers
  late in the evening. Snow level 6000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...33-39.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler valleys and 2 degrees warmer
                    mountains.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 3 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-65 valleys and 48-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 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...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  northeast in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 41. Highs 62 to
68 valleys...52 to 62 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 38 to 45. Highs
63 to 70 valleys...54 to 64 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 49. Highs
68 to 74 valleys...58 to 68 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-220330-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Cloudy then becoming partly sunny. Scattered rain
  showers in the morning, decreasing in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-63.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
  north 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing
  to north 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...40-48.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......North 5 to 9 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...60-68.
* Min Humidity...29-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North 5 to 8 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 46. Highs 63 to 70.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 41 to 49. Highs 64 to 72. Northwest
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 49. Highs 65 to 73. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 52. Highs
68 to 76.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-220330-
East Washington North Cascades (Zone 685)-
Including the cities of Mazama, Conconully,
North Cascades Highway, and Pasayten Wilderness
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Cloudy then becoming partly sunny. Scattered rain
  and high mountain snow showers in the morning, decreasing in
  the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-60 valleys and 43-53 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 3 to 6 mph in the morning
      becoming north 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...3500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain and high mountain snow
  showers early in the evening. Snow level 5500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...40-47 valleys and 31-41 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 75-90 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier valleys and unchanged
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...North 5 to 9 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...60-66 valleys and 48-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...30-40 percent valleys and 35-50 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...North 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 42. Highs 63 to
68 valleys...51 to 61 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35 to 44. Highs 64 to 69 valleys...53 to 63 mountains. Northwest
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 45. Highs 66 to 71 valleys...
55 to 65 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 48. Highs
68 to 74 valleys...58 to 68 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ687-220330-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
Including the cities of Keller, Republic, and Curlew
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain and high mountain
  snow showers, decreasing late in the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-60 valleys and 48-54 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Min Humidity...45-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier valleys and 5 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      north 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers early in the
  evening.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...35-43.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 10 percent drier
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the
      evening becoming north 3 to 7 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...North 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-67 valleys and 55-61 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...North 5 to 7 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....North 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 44. Highs
64 to 71 valleys...57 to 65 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 45. Highs 67 to 72 valleys...
60 to 67 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 48. Highs
69 to 75 valleys...62 to 70 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-220330-
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
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog early in the morning.
  Scattered rain and high mountain snow showers. Snow level 5000
  feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...51-57 valleys and 42-51 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...55-65 percent valleys and 65-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 10 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 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...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  west in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Isolated rain showers in the
  evening. Snow level 5500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...32-40.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the
      evening becoming north 3 to 7 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 3 to 6 mph in the evening becoming
      northeast 5 to 9 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-65 valleys and 48-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northeast 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northeast 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 40. Highs 60 to
67 valleys...50 to 60 mountains. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 43. Highs
62 to 70 valleys...54 to 64 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 47. Highs
66 to 73 valleys...58 to 68 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-220330-
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
Including the cities of Waterville, Wilbur, Ritzville,
and Moses Lake
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-62.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-46.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......North 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...North 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-68.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North 5 to 7 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 50. Highs
65 to 73. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51. Highs 70 to 75.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 71 to 76.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ674-220330-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
Including the cities of Spokane, Cheney, Davenport, and Pullman
523 AM PDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning. Isolated rain showers in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...53-59.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...50-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......South 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the west in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...34-43.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...North 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-65.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 47. Highs
61 to 71. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 50. Highs
67 to 75.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for SEP 28 - OCT 04, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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