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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017


.DISCUSSION...


A weak weather system will spread mid and high clouds over the
region today especially over northern Washington and Idaho.
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 Wednesday
night 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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WAZ676-677-210400-
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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...77-87.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 7 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...54-64.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
  the evening.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-90.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the southeast in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Clear. Lows 58 to 66. Highs 87 to 94. Northwest wind
3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 67. Highs 81 to 91. West
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.THURSDAY...Not as warm. Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 62. Highs 70 to
80. West wind 13 to 17 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 54. Highs 73 to 82.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 56. Highs 78 to 87.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-210400-
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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...76-84 valleys and 67-77 mountains.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...26-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...49-56.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent valleys and 65-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 10 percent wetter
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 4 to 6 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-88 valleys and 72-82 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-35 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...East 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 60. Highs 87 to 92 valleys...
76 to 86 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 61. Highs 77 to
87 valleys...68 to 78 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Cooler. Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 53 to 58 valleys...46 to 54 mountains. Highs 70 to
76 valleys...57 to 67 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 40 to 47. Highs 73 to 80 valleys...
63 to 73 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 49. Highs 79 to 84 valleys...
68 to 78 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-210400-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-86.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 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...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...55-63.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...45-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 4 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-90.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......North 3 to 7 mph in the morning becoming
  variable 2 to 5 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...North 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to the
  southeast in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows 57 to 65.
Highs 87 to 93. North wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 66. Highs 86 to 93. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 57 to 62. Highs 76 to 84.
Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 46 to 53. Highs 74 to 82.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 49 to 56. Highs 81 to 88.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-210400-
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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-84 valleys and 68-78 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 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...7000 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...Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...51-58.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter valleys and unchanged
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...84-89 valleys and 73-83 mountains.
* Min Humidity...17-27 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...Northeast 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows 54 to 61.
Highs 89 to 94 valleys...79 to 89 mountains. West wind 3 to
7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 54 to 64. Highs 88 to
93 valleys...75 to 85 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
50 to 59. Highs 79 to 84 valleys...67 to 77 mountains. Southwest
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 41 to 48. Highs 75 to 80 valleys...
65 to 75 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 44 to 50. Highs 83 to 88 valleys...
71 to 81 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-210400-
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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...79-84 valleys and 71-79 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....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.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...48-57.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 55-70 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier valleys and unchanged
                    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...West 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to the
  northeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny. Haze and areas of smoke.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...83-88 valleys and 75-84 mountains.
* Min Humidity...16-26 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...Northeast 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......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke. Lows 51 to 60.
Highs 88 to 93 valleys...81 to 90 mountains. East wind 3 to
7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 53 to 62. Highs 86 to
92 valleys...79 to 88 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows 55 to 60. Highs 78 to 84 valleys...
72 to 80 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 43 to 48. Highs 74 to 79 valleys...
67 to 75 mountains.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 42 to 48. Highs 81 to 86 valleys...
72 to 81 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-210400-
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
544 AM PDT Sun Aug 20 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Haze in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...81-86.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...14-24 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
* 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...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...54-61.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 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 northeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.MONDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...85-90.
* Min Humidity...12-22 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...East 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.TUESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 56 to 63. Highs 90 to 95. East wind
3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 59 to 65. Highs 88 to 93.
Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Patchy blowing dust in the afternoon and
evening. Lows 59 to 64. Highs 79 to 84. Southwest wind 13 to
17 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 47 to 53. Highs 75 to 80.
.SATURDAY...Mostly clear. Lows 48 to 54. Highs 82 to 87.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for AUG 27 - SEP 02, 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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