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
542 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015


.DISCUSSION...




DRY CONDITIONS WITH VERY WARM TEMPERATURES WILL PREVAIL TODAY.
LIGHT TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER TODAY AS A WEAK
COLD FRONT BRINGS SOME COOLING...GUSTY WINDS...AND SCATTERED
SHOWERS TONIGHT AND SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR SUNDAY
AND THE BEGINNING 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-180200-
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
542 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-76 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     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
      WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45 VALLEYS AND 34-40 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 10 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH
      IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 10 TO 14 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...63-71 VALLEYS AND 52-62 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 5 TO 10 MPH
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING VARIABLE 4 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE MORNING DECREASING TO
  3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 32 TO 41. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...
57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 46. HIGHS 68 TO 77 VALLEYS...
58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 48. HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 51 VALLEYS...36 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 61 TO 69 VALLEYS...
49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO 51 VALLEYS...38 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
56 TO 66 VALLEYS...46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 24 - 30 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-180200-
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
542 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-75 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 27-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 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 THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45 VALLEYS AND 33-39 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES WARMER VALLEYS AND 2 DEGREES WARMER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-69 VALLEYS AND 50-60 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 9 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE MORNING DECREASING TO
  8 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 42 VALLEYS...31 TO
37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 73 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 43. HIGHS 69 TO 76 VALLEYS...
58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 48 VALLEYS...35 TO
42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 50. HIGHS 65 TO 70 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO 49 VALLEYS...37 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO
67 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 24 - 30 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-180200-
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
542 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-72 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 28-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    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...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 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. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...34-40.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING WEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-67 VALLEYS AND 52-62 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...22-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 40. HIGHS
64 TO 74 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 43. HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 48. HIGHS 65 TO 70 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 45. HIGHS 59 TO 68 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 24 - 30 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-180200-
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
542 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-75.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 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.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-45.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...63-70.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 42. HIGHS 65 TO 72. NORTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 69 TO 75. EAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 71 TO 77.
NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 50. HIGHS 65 TO 71.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 50. HIGHS 59 TO 66.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 24 - 30 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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