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
654 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015


.DISCUSSION...

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE REGION TODAY AND
PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY RESULTING IN DRY CONDITIONS AND
TEMPERATURES WARMING TO WELL ABOVE NORMAL BY TUESDAY. THE RIDGE
WILL BREAK DOWN TUESDAY NIGHT AND ALLOW FOR A RETURN OF SOMEWHAT
COOLER TEMPERATURES AND UNSETTLED SHOWERY CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF
THE REMAINDER OF THE 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-280315-
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
654 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-74 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 1 TO 2 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-49 VALLEYS AND 39-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-75 VALLEYS AND 52-62 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON. IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO WEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 44 VALLEYS...30 TO
37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 67 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO
68 VALLEYS...45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 44 VALLEYS...32 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 43. HIGHS
62 TO 72 VALLEYS...49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 04 - 10, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-280315-
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
654 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-73 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 4 TO 8 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...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-47 VALLEYS AND 36-42 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-78 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 46 VALLEYS...31 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 67 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 43 VALLEYS...
29 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 70 VALLEYS...48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS.
WEST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 41. HIGHS
63 TO 71 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 04 - 10, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-280315-
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
654 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-70 VALLEYS AND 55-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...9 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-43.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  EAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-79 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 45. HIGHS 60 TO
67 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 61 TO 69 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
33 TO 39. HIGHS 62 TO 69 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 32 TO 38. HIGHS 61 TO 69 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 04 - 10, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-280315-
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
654 AM PDT MON APR 27 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-73.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...42-48.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-78.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 46. HIGHS 61 TO 67. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 44. HIGHS
61 TO 71. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 44. HIGHS
63 TO 73.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 04 - 10, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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