Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
609 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015


.DISCUSSION...

...BREEZY WINDS WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OKANOGAN VALLEY THIS
AFTERNOON...

TODAY WILL BE WARM AND GENERALLY DRY ACROSS THE REGION. THE ONLY
CHANCE FOR ISOLATED SHOWER OR THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE OVER THE NORTH
CASCADES AS WELL AS THE PALOUSE AND CENTRAL PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS
TONIGHT. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL TRACK THROUGH TONIGHT BRINGING
BREEZY WINDS.  A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK INTO THE REGION
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS. WETTING RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM IS UNLIKELY...EXCEPT ON A
LOCALIZED BASES UNDER THE HEAVIEST SHOWERS. WARMER AND DRIER
WEATHER IS EXPECTED BY THE END OF THE 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-050145-
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 676)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE VALLEYS (ZONE 677)-
EAST WASHINGTON SOUTH CENTRAL CASCADE MOUNTAINS (ZONE 680)-
EAST WASHINGTON CENTRAL CASCADE MOUNTAINS (ZONE 682)-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...KITTITAS VALLEY...NACHES RIVER VALLEY...
LAKE CHELAN AREA...WENATCHEE RIVER VALLEY AREA...CHINOOK PASS...
WHITE PASS...STEVENS PASS...LAKE WENATCHEE AREA...CLE ELUM
609 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-80 VALLEYS AND 58-68 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 24-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS NEAR THE CASCADE CREST. SNOW LEVEL LOWERING TO 4500
  FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-47 VALLEYS AND 28-38 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER VALLEYS AND 10 DEGREES COOLER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 30 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 11 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
  SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
36 TO 43 VALLEYS...28 TO 36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 55 TO 65 VALLEYS...
43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 46 VALLEYS...
31 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 76 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS.
NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
35 TO 44. HIGHS 65 TO 75 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 46 VALLEYS...34 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-050145-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN/METHOW VALLEYS (ZONE 684)-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTH CASCADES (ZONE 685)-
EAST WASHINGTON OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS (ZONE 687)-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...METHOW RIVER VALLEY...OKANOGAN VALLEY...
NESPELEM...MAZAMA...CONCONULLY...NORTH CASCADES HIGHWAY...
PASAYTEN WILDERNESS...KELLER...REPUBLIC...CURLEW
609 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY...EXCEPT BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY IN THE NORTH
  CASCADES (ZONE 685) BY LATE AFTERNOON WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-80 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-19 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 18-28 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-45 VALLEYS AND 29-39 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER VALLEYS AND 7 DEGREES COOLER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
  SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-65 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 24-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE MORNING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH IN THE MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
35 TO 42 VALLEYS...28 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...
46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 46 VALLEYS...
30 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 75 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.
NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 37 TO
45 VALLEYS...32 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...54 TO
64 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 46 VALLEYS...32 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 71 VALLEYS...
52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-050145-
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...NEWPORT
609 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-80 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...11-21 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST LESS THAN 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
  SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT...MAINLY ZONE 101.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...41-46 VALLEYS AND 37-42 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES WARMER VALLEYS AND 1 DEGREE WARMER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 7 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
      MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING INCREASING
  TO 13 TO 17 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE MORNING
  ZONE 101. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-66 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...24-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE MORNING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
      MPH IN THE MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
32 TO 38. HIGHS 58 TO 64 VALLEYS...49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
34 TO 39. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
35 TO 42. HIGHS 65 TO 74 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 41. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...54 TO
64 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

WAZ673-674-050145-
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...PULLMAN
609 AM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...74-81.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-17 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING SOUTH
  5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 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 SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...42-47.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 59 TO 65. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 42. HIGHS 65 TO 72. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 46. HIGHS 68 TO 75. NORTHEAST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 45. HIGHS 67 TO 74.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 46. HIGHS 65 TO 73.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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