Current Fire Danger

Forecast Discussion for NWS Office
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Eastern Washington and North Idaho
National Weather Service Spokane WA
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Expect lighter winds with temperatures cooling slightly back to
near seasonal normals for the weekend. Warmer temperatures are
forecast Monday through Wednesday. A stronger weather system will
move into the area Wednesday night into Thursday. A chance of
showers and thunderstorms over the eastern third of Washington and
north Idaho initially will be followed by the potential for windy
conditions area wide on Thursday due to a strong cold front
passage.

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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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WAZ676-677-200415-
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
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...75-85.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-61.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
  the evening decreasing to 20 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...77-86.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 63. Highs 81 to 90. North wind
3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 57 to 66. Highs 86 to 95. West wind 3 to
7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 58 to 66. Highs 83 to 93.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Partly cloudy. Lows 55 to 64. Highs
72 to 82.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 73 to 82.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-200415-
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
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...72-79 valleys and 62-72 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...25-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20
      mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...46-53.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...61-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20
      mph in the evening.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20
      mph in the evening.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...76-84 valleys and 66-76 mountains.
* Min Humidity...26-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 56. Highs 83 to 89 valleys...
72 to 82 mountains. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 86 to 91 valleys...76 to
86 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 80 to
88 valleys...71 to 81 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 48 to 56. Highs 70 to 76 valleys...61 to 71 mountains.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 39 to 46. Highs 70 to 76 valleys...
61 to 71 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-200415-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...78-86.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 11 mph with gusts to around
  25 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-61.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...45-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-86.
* Min Humidity...12-22 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...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the west in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 55 to 63. Highs 83 to 90. North wind
3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 57 to 66. Highs
87 to 95. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 63. Highs 79 to 86.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 76 to 83.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-200415-
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
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85 valleys and 68-78 mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 3 to 7 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20
      mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...49-57 valleys and 46-55 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...50-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85 valleys and 69-79 mountains.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
* 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
  west in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 50 to 58. Highs 85 to 90
valleys...74 to 84 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 62. Highs
88 to 94 valleys...78 to 88 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 52 to 59. Highs 80 to 85 valleys...70 to
80 mountains.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 49. Highs 76 to 81 valleys...
64 to 74 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-200415-
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
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...78-84 valleys and 70-79 mountains.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......4 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming west 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...47-55.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...61-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 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...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny then becoming partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...78-84 valleys and 70-79 mountains.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
* 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...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 59. Highs
84 to 93 valleys...78 to 88 mountains. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 52 to 61. Highs 88 to 93 valleys...81 to
88 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 53 to 58. Highs 80 to 85 valleys...73 to
81 mountains.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 76 to 81 valleys...
66 to 76 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-200415-
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
541 AM PDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...15-25 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......West 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...52-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......West 4 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
  evening.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SUNDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...80-85.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 3 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.MONDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 60. Highs 85 to 90. Northeast
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 64. Highs
89 to 95. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon and evening.
Lows 58 to 63. Highs 81 to 86.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 76 to 82.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 26 - SEP 01, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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