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
559 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015


.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST THROUGH TONIGHT ALLOWING A COLD
FRONT TO PASS THROUGH. BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED EARLY THIS
EVENING INTO WEDNESDAY...ALONG WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS EXCEPT IN
THE LEE OF THE CASCADES WHERE DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL.
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE TONIGHT WITH THE
FRONT PASSAGE ACROSS EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO. A FEW
SHOWERS WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE INTO THURSDAY WITH A DRYING TREND
EXPECTED THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-290145-
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
559 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON NEAR THE CASCADE CREST.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-76 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      WEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-46 VALLEYS AND 29-38 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER VALLEYS AND 9 DEGREES COOLER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 10 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-68 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...22-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 30 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO
72 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 44 VALLEYS...32 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 74 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 43. HIGHS 62 TO
72 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO
43. HIGHS 65 TO 73 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 36 TO 45. HIGHS 66 TO 76 VALLEYS...
54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-290145-
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
559 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN RAIN
  SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-79 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 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 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-46 VALLEYS AND 31-41 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-70 VALLEYS AND 50-60 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...13-23 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 24-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 42 VALLEYS...29 TO
37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 70 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 43 VALLEYS...31 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 73 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 32 TO 42. HIGHS 63 TO
70 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 32 TO 41. HIGHS 64 TO 71 VALLEYS...
52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 42. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...
55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-290145-
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
559 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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....SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 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.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...41-47 VALLEYS AND 38-45 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-68 VALLEYS AND 50-60 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 32 TO 38. HIGHS 59 TO 69 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 39. HIGHS 65 TO 72 VALLEYS...
54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 61 TO
69 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 33 TO 39. HIGHS
62 TO 72 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-290145-
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
559 AM PDT TUE APR 28 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...74-79.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 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.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...41-46.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...61-68.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 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...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 37 TO 44. HIGHS
63 TO 73. WEST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 45. HIGHS 64 TO
74.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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