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
603 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015


.DISCUSSION...

...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS TODAY FOR OKANOGAN
VALLEY AND WATERVILLE PLATEAU...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD OVER THE DISTRICTS TODAY AND CONTINUE
THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY. DRY CONDITIONS WITH LOW AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL PREVAIL. BREEZY NORTH WINDS FOR THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY AND WATERVILLE PLATEAU TODAY WILL START TO
DIMINISH LATER THIS AFTERNOON. AFTER TONIGHT...WINDS WILL BECOME
LIGHT AND TERRAIN DRIVEN. THE NEXT CHANCE FOR PRECIPITATION WILL
BE WITH THE BREAKDOWN OF THE RIDGE DURING THE MID-WEEK PERIOD.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-190315-
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
603 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-73 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH
      IN THE MORNING BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45 VALLEYS AND 34-41 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 18
      MPH. IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-74 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...24-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 37 TO 46. HIGHS 70 TO 78 VALLEYS...
59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 49.
HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 53 VALLEYS...36 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 59 TO 69 VALLEYS...
48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 13 TO 17 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 48 VALLEYS...31 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 52 TO 62 VALLEYS...42 TO 52 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-190315-
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
603 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-71 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...13-23 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-44 VALLEYS AND 34-40 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-72 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 37 TO 45. HIGHS 70 TO 76 VALLEYS...
59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 46. HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 44 TO
51 VALLEYS...37 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 70 VALLEYS...51 TO
61 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 49 VALLEYS...34 TO 44 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 55 TO
63 VALLEYS...45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-190315-
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
603 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-70 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-39.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-70 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 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...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 43. HIGHS 68 TO 75 VALLEYS...
58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 45. HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO
48. HIGHS 66 TO 71 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 47.
HIGHS 59 TO 67 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 42.
HIGHS 56 TO 64 VALLEYS...48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-190315-
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
603 AM PDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-72.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...13-23 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...7 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-44.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-72.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 46. HIGHS 70 TO 77. SOUTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 71 TO 77. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
48 TO 53. HIGHS 65 TO 71. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 50. HIGHS 53 TO 63.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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