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
615 AM PDT MON APR 20 2015


.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL MIGRATE ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST THROUGH
TUESDAY...BRINGING DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES.
A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY...BREAKING
DOWN THE RIDGE...AND BRINGING A CHANCE OF RAIN ALONG WITH BREEZY
CONDITIONS. SOME RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO COME TO IDAHO
AND POSSIBLY THE EASTERN WASHINGTON DISTRICTS. THE PATTERN REMAINS
ACTIVE THURSDAY INTO AT LEAST NEXT SUNDAY...WITH ADDITIONAL
SYSTEMS SWINGING IN FROM THE PACIFIC KEEPING THE THREAT OF
SHOWERS ALIVE...MAYBE SOME THUNDER...AND HOLDING TEMPERATURES
CLOSER TO NORMAL.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-210200-
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
615 AM PDT MON APR 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-79 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 28-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 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...42-50 VALLEYS AND 38-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-78 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 45 TO 53 VALLEYS...36 TO
45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 56 TO 66 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
57 TO 66 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 45 VALLEYS...31 TO 38 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 55 TO
65 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 42 VALLEYS...29 TO 36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
55 TO 65 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 35 TO 42 VALLEYS...30 TO 36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO
69 VALLEYS...49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-210200-
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
615 AM PDT MON APR 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-77 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...42-48 VALLEYS AND 38-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 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
      WEST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-78 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 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
      SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 44 TO 51 VALLEYS...37 TO
46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 67 VALLEYS...49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 44 VALLEYS...31 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
62 TO 67 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 46 VALLEYS...33 TO 43 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 59 TO
66 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 42 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
58 TO 65 VALLEYS...46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 38 TO 43 VALLEYS...29 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO
69 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-210200-
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
615 AM PDT MON APR 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-75 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...1 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-79 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 47. HIGHS
62 TO 69 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 43. HIGHS 59 TO 65 VALLEYS...50 TO
60 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 40. HIGHS 57 TO 64 VALLEYS...48 TO
58 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 42.
HIGHS 62 TO 68 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-210200-
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
615 AM PDT MON APR 20 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-77.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-49.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 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. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 48 TO 53. HIGHS 63 TO 68. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 43. HIGHS 62 TO 67. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 46.
HIGHS 59 TO 66. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 58 TO 64.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 43.
HIGHS 63 TO 70.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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