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
541 AM PDT FRI APR 24 2015


.DISCUSSION...



A COLD UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE CENTER WILL SETTLE OVER THE
REGION WITH COOL TEMPERATURES AND SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
THROUGH SATURDAY. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON AND AGAIN SATURDAY 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-250200-
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
541 AM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-60 VALLEYS AND 38-48 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-39 VALLEYS AND 25-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF 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 38-48 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN. LOWS 33 TO
40 VALLEYS...27 TO 33 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 66 VALLEYS...46 TO
56 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 38 TO
45 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. LOWS 38 TO 47.
HIGHS 68 TO 78 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 48 VALLEYS...34 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 74 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 45 VALLEYS...33 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-250200-
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
541 AM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...51-59 VALLEYS AND 39-49 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-37 VALLEYS AND 25-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN
  THE MORNING. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-57 VALLEYS AND 38-48 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...28-40 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....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 31 TO 38 VALLEYS...25 TO
33 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 44 VALLEYS...32 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 48 VALLEYS...36 TO
43 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 47 VALLEYS...34 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...
55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 38 TO
44 VALLEYS...32 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 72 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-250200-
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
541 AM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  ISOLATED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500
  FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...51-57 VALLEYS AND 41-51 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...29-35.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN 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 41-50 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 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....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 30 TO 36. HIGHS 57 TO 64 VALLEYS...
47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 40. HIGHS 66 TO 73 VALLEYS...
57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 44. HIGHS 74 TO 80 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 45. HIGHS
66 TO 74 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-250200-
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
541 AM PDT FRI APR 24 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...53-61.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...28-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-38.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING
  DECREASING TO 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-59.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING WEST 5
  TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 58 TO 65. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 44. HIGHS 67 TO 74. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 75 TO 81. SOUTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS
65 TO 75.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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