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
604 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015


.DISCUSSION...


A VERY DRY AIR MASS WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY
AFTERNOON WITH ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. THIS WILL ALSO RESULT
IN POOR TO FAIR RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERIES AGAIN TONIGHT AT MID
AND UPPER ELEVATIONS. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL TRACK INTO THE
REGION TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES...A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS...AND BREEZY CONDITIONS. WARMER...DRIER...AND
BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS ARE POSSIBLE THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-040145-
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
604 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-77 VALLEYS AND 58-68 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...4 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-46.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 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...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-80 VALLEYS AND 58-68 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 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....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 46 VALLEYS...28 TO 38 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
55 TO 65 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 7 TO
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43 VALLEYS...29 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
61 TO 71 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 48 VALLEYS...35 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
66 TO 76 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-040145-
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
604 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-75 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...11-21 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 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...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-46 VALLEYS AND 35-44 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER VALLEYS AND 6 DEGREES WARMER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 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.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-80 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
36 TO 46 VALLEYS...27 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 65 VALLEYS...
45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
35 TO 41 VALLEYS...28 TO 36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...
45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO 43 VALLEYS...29 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
63 TO 71 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 46 VALLEYS...33 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 75 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 47 VALLEYS...33 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...
54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-040145-
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
604 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-74 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...13-18 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...34-41 VALLEYS AND 36-44 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 0 TO 5 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 1 TO 2 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 46 VALLEYS...36 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 64 VALLEYS...
47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
32 TO 37. HIGHS 59 TO 66 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 41. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...54 TO
64 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-040145-
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
604 AM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-76.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...13-18 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-46.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-81.
* MIN HUMIDITY...11-19 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING SOUTH
  5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 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......
.TUESDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 58 TO 66. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
37 TO 42. HIGHS 59 TO 65. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 44. HIGHS 64 TO 70. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 42 TO 48. HIGHS
66 TO 74.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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