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Forecast Discussion for NWS Office
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Eastern Washington and North Idaho
National Weather Service Spokane WA
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Cool with considerable cloudiness conditions will prevail Today
and Monday. High pressure will strenthen and allow for dry and
warmer weather for the rest of the work week and light winds.
Temperatures will warm above normal from mid week on. The next
chance of precipitation may be by the end of 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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WAZ676-677-250445-
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
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...61-71.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-51.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......West 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-72.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 69 to 76.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 71 to 79.
Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows 48 to 54. Highs 73 to 82. North wind 3 to
7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 54. Highs 71 to 80.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 49 to 54. Highs 69 to 78.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-250445-
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
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...61-68 valleys and 53-62 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter valleys and 10 percent wetter
                    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...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy then becoming mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...40-45.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 6 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-68 valleys and 53-63 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-55 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
* 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 6 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 48. Highs 69 to 74 valleys...
59 to 69 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs
72 to 79 valleys...63 to 73 mountains. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 73 to 78 valleys...
63 to 73 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 67 to
72 valleys...58 to 68 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-250445-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-72.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...30-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-52.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 1 to 2 mph in the evening shifting to
  the north overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  morning, then chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-70.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 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......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 70 to 76.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 53. Highs
74 to 82. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 74 to 80.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 72 to 78.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-250445-
East Washington North Cascades (Zone 685)-
Including the cities of Mazama, Conconully,
North Cascades Highway, and Pasayten Wilderness
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...65-70 valleys and 53-63 mountains.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...30-40 percent valleys and 40-50 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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...5000 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...45-50 valleys and 37-46 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 10 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the
      evening becoming west 3 to 7 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the evening becoming
      west 4 to 8 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-67 valleys and 51-61 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent valleys and 45-60 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...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 71 to 76 valleys...
59 to 69 mountains. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 50. Highs
75 to 81 valleys...63 to 73 mountains. Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 43 to 50. Highs 74 to 79 valleys...
62 to 72 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
41 to 49. Highs 70 to 75 valleys...59 to 69 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ687-250445-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
Including the cities of Keller, Republic, and Curlew
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Brief sprinkles in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...66-71 valleys and 58-65 mountains.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-45 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...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 1 to 2 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...41-47.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* 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 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-68 valleys and 56-63 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-50 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...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 42 to 47. Highs 70 to 75 valleys...
63 to 70 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 49. Highs
74 to 82 valleys...66 to 76 mountains. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 76 to 81 valleys...
68 to 75 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 73 to
78 valleys...65 to 72 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-250445-
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
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Brief sprinkles in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-68 valleys and 54-64 mountains.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-50 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...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...East 1 to 2 mph in the morning shifting to the
  west in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-45.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  mountains.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter valleys and unchanged
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 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 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-68 valleys and 54-64 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent valleys and 45-60 percent 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
      west 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 67 to 73 valleys...
58 to 68 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 49. Highs
72 to 81 valleys...64 to 74 mountains. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 75 to 80 valleys...
67 to 76 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 71 to
76 valleys...62 to 71 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-250445-
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
Including the cities of Waterville, Wilbur, Ritzville,
and Moses Lake
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...67-72.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...30-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...44-49.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of sprinkles in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...66-72.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
  southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 46 to 51. Highs 71 to 76. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 74 to 80.
Northeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Clear. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 77 to 82. Northeast wind
3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 77 to 82.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 48 to 53. Highs 74 to 79.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ674-250445-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
Including the cities of Spokane, Cheney, Davenport, and Pullman
644 AM PDT Sun Sep 24 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Brief sprinkles in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-69.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...41-46.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......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 south overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of sprinkles in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-69.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
  southwest 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 45 to 50. Highs 68 to 73. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 51. Highs
73 to 82. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 51. Highs 77 to 82.
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 47 to 52. Highs 72 to 77.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for OCT 01 - 07, 2017

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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