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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015


.DISCUSSION...


A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL RESULT IN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TODAY...MAINLY IN THE CASCADES AND
OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS. THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL ALSO SET UP A
NORTHERLY GRADIENT WITH WINDS INCREASING DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY
THIS AFTERNOON. DRY AND BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS ARE EXPECTED
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER IS EXPECTED
THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES. ANOTHER
WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE POSSIBLE EARLY TO MIDDLE PART 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-070130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...56-66 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL
  5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-43 VALLEYS AND 32-39 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-77 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 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 36 TO 46. HIGHS 71 TO 79 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 48. HIGHS
72 TO 81 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 50 VALLEYS...37 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...
57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 48.
HIGHS 68 TO 78 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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WAZ684-685-687-070130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-66 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
      IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY NORTH WINDS
      INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH BY LATE
      MORNING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 11 MPH. AFTERNOON GUSTS UP
      TO 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL
  5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-44 VALLEYS AND 32-40 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-76 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
      IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY NORTH WINDS
      INCREASING TO 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH BY LATE
      MORNING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25
      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 36 TO 45. HIGHS 69 TO 77 VALLEYS...
58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 49 VALLEYS...
34 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 50 VALLEYS...37 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 79 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 47. HIGHS 71 TO 79 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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IDZ101-WAZ686-070130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-66 VALLEYS AND 50-60 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-42.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-74 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 6 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 43. HIGHS
68 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 43. HIGHS 68 TO 77 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 44. HIGHS 70 TO 78 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.

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

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-070130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 6 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...60-67.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...1 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 3 TO 6 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH
  WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...5 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-45.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH.
* 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...69-76.
* MIN HUMIDITY...11-21 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 48. HIGHS
70 TO 78. NORTHEAST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 42 TO 48. HIGHS 72 TO 79. EAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 48. HIGHS 71 TO 78.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 49. HIGHS 71 TO 77.

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

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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