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
250 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015


.DISCUSSION...

...A VIGOROUS COLD FRONT PASSAGE TONIGHT...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL TRACK THROUGH THE FORECAST AREA TONIGHT
BRINGING BREEZY WINDS AND A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS NEAR THE CASCADES.
BEHIND THE FRONT EXPECT COOLER TEMPERATURES, A CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS AND BREEZY WINDS. WETTING RAIN WITH THIS SYSTEM
IS UNLIKELY...EXCEPT ON A LOCALIZED BASES UNDER THE HEAVIEST
SHOWERS. WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER IS EXPECTED BEGINNING THURSDAY
FOR A WARMING AND DRYING TREND. ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BE
POSSIBLE SUNDAY AND 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-051400-
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
250 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  NIGHT. SCATTERED HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL
  5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45 VALLEYS AND 28-38 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 12 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS 30-35 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...17 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE EVENING. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
  THROUGH THE NIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-42 VALLEYS AND 29-36 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 85-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 42 VALLEYS...29 TO
36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 74 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 46 VALLEYS...33 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTH
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 46. HIGHS 66 TO 76 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 47 VALLEYS...34 TO 43 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO
74 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-051400-
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
250 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-43 VALLEYS AND 29-39 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST-WEST 10 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS
      TO AROUND 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 12 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 25
      MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-65 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND
      20 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS 20 TO 25
      MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...34-42 VALLEYS AND 28-37 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN
  SHOWERS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
  LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...57-65 VALLEYS AND 45-55 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
  TO THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO
45 VALLEYS...30 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 76 VALLEYS...55 TO
65 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 47 VALLEYS...32 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO
73 VALLEYS...53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-051400-
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
250 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...37-43.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING SOUTH OF I-90. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-66 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10-14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...24-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...8 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 10 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. SNOW
  LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...32-38.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-64 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
32 TO 38. HIGHS 63 TO 72 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 41. HIGHS 65 TO 75 VALLEYS...56 TO
66 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 41. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...55 TO
65 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-051400-
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
250 PM PDT MON MAY 4 2015

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-44.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-66.
*    24 HR TREND...14 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...6 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-41.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH
  THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-65.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 46. HIGHS
66 TO 76. NORTH WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 47. HIGHS 65 TO 74.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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