Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
752 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.DISCUSSION...
A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL SETTLE OVER THE
REGION WITH COOL TEMPERATURES AND SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
ONCE AGAIN TODAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS THE NORTHERN DISTRICTS. A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE
WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION SUNDAY AND PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST
TUESDAY RESULTING IN DRY CONDITIONS AND TEMPERATURES WARMING TO
WELL ABOVE NORMAL BY TUESDAY.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-260300-
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
752 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...49-59 VALLEYS AND 36-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...29-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 8 TO
      13 MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
  OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-40 VALLEYS AND 26-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 12
      TO 17 MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
      EVENING DECREASING TO 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...57-66 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 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...3 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.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 44 VALLEYS...33 TO 39
MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 76 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON.
LOWS 39 TO 47. HIGHS 66 TO 76 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 48 VALLEYS...33 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 70 VALLEYS...
47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 44. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...
50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 44 VALLEYS...32 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO 68 VALLEYS...45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 02 - 08 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-260300-
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
752 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. NUMEROUS MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. NUMEROUS
  VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-57 VALLEYS AND 38-48 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
  OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-38 VALLEYS AND 25-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-66 VALLEYS AND 47-57 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 27-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 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.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 43 VALLEYS...31 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 47 VALLEYS...35 TO
42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 48 VALLEYS...35 TO
44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 72 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 44 VALLEYS...
32 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 02 - 08 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-260300-
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
752 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. NUMEROUS VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-55 VALLEYS AND 40-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 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 SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
  EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
  OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...30-36.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...57-64 VALLEYS AND 47-57 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT 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 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 39. HIGHS 66 TO 72 VALLEYS...
56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 37 TO 43. HIGHS 74 TO 79
VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 45. HIGHS 64 TO 72 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 43. HIGHS 65 TO 72 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 61 TO 67 VALLEYS...51 TO
61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 02 - 08 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-260300-
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
752 AM PDT SAT APR 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-60.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...11500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-38.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-65.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 67 TO 74. SOUTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 75 TO 81. SOUTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 65 TO
71. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 46. HIGHS 62 TO 72.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 02 - 08 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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