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
252 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015


.DISCUSSION...

A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TRACKING NEAR THE REGION WILL RESULT IN A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS AGAIN ON
WEDNESDAY...MAINLY IN THE CASCADES AND OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS. THIS
WEATHER SYSTEM WILL ALSO SET UP A NORTHERLY GRADIENT WITH WINDS
INCREASING DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WARMER
AND DRIER WEATHER IS EXPECTED BEGINNING THURSDAY AND PERSISTING
THROUGH THE WEEKEND. ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE POSSIBLE
AROUND MONDAY.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-061330-
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
252 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE EVENING. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND ISOLATED VALLEY
  RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-42 VALLEYS AND 28-35 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
      MPH IN THE EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-43 VALLEYS AND 31-38 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-76 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...22-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 45. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 47. HIGHS
71 TO 81 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 47.
HIGHS 67 TO 77 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 47. HIGHS 65 TO 74 VALLEYS...53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-061330-
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
252 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...34-41 VALLEYS AND 28-36 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE EVENING. IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
      MPH IN THE EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...57-65 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-42 VALLEYS AND 30-38 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 61-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 7 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
      IN THE EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-74 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 46 VALLEYS...33 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 70 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTH
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 47 VALLEYS...
34 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 46.
HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 46. HIGHS 68 TO 75 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-061330-
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
252 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-37.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6
      MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SNOW LEVEL 5000
  FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-65 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-39.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-74 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
35 TO 42. HIGHS 67 TO 76 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 42. HIGHS
68 TO 78 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43. HIGHS 67 TO 77 VALLEYS...59 TO
69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-061330-
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
252 PM PDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-40.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-65.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...37-42.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-75.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO
47. HIGHS 71 TO 78. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 47. HIGHS
71 TO 80. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS 68 TO 78.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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