Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Eastern Washington and North Idaho
National Weather Service Spokane WA
240 PM 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-041345-
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
240 PM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...36-47.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...55-70 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...5 percent drier valleys and 10 percent drier
     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.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...70-80 valleys and 59-69 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...2-3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...6 percent wetter valleys and 10 percent wetter
     mountains.
* 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 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  evening. chance of rain and high mountain snow showers overnight.
  Snow level 6000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-46 valleys and 28-38 mountains.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 80-90 percent mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 30
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 13 to 17 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of valley rain and mountain
  snow showers through the day. Slight chance of thunderstorms in
  the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....2.
* Max Temperature...55-65 valleys and 42-52 mountains.
* Min Humidity...26-35 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 25
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 8 to 12 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain showers...
mountain snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
35 to 42 valleys...28 to 36 mountains. Highs 55 to 65 valleys...
43 to 53 mountains. Northwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 36 to 43 valleys...29 to 37 mountains. Highs
63 to 73 valleys...52 to 62 mountains. North wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
39 to 48 valleys...34 to 42 mountains. Highs 67 to 74 valleys...
56 to 66 mountains. North wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
41 to 48 valleys...35 to 43 mountains. Highs 65 to 75 valleys...
54 to 64 mountains.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
41 to 47 valleys...34 to 42 mountains. Highs 65 to 75 valleys...
53 to 63 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 11 - 17, 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-685-687-041345-
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
240 PM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...37-46 valleys and 33-41 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...2-4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...60-70 percent valleys and 45-55 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...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.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...72-80 valleys and 60-70 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...17-25 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...3-5 percent wetter.
* 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 in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  evening.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...36-45 valleys and 29-36 mountains.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 71-90 percent mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 5 to 8 mph with gusts to around 20
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 7 to 11 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...South 13 to 17 mph in the evening shifting to
  the west overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of valley rain and
  mountain snow showers...with a slight chance of thunderstorms
  in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....2.
* Max Temperature...58-66 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
* Min Humidity...18-25 percent valleys and 24-35 percent
  mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 6 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain showers...
mountain snow showers and slight chance of thunderstorms. Lows
34 to 41 valleys...28 to 36 mountains. Highs 58 to 66 valleys...
45 to 55 mountains. Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 37 to 43 valleys...29 to
38 mountains. Highs 65 to 72 valleys...53 to 63 mountains. North
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 47 valleys...33 to
42 mountains. Highs 67 to 74 valleys...55 to 65 mountains. North
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40 to 48 valleys...34 to 43 mountains. Highs 67 to 75 valleys...
55 to 65 mountains.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
40 to 47 valleys...33 to 41 mountains. Highs 65 to 73 valleys...
53 to 63 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 11 - 17, 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-041345-
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
240 PM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...32-43.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier 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...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 1 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Monday...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...73-80 valleys and 64-74 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...11-21 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 in the morning becoming
      southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 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.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  evening. chance of rain showers overnight.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...41-46 valleys and 35-41 mountains.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 3 to 7 mph in the
      evening becoming southwest 8 to 12 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 7 to 12 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers in the
  morning. slight chance of rain showers in the afternoon. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-64 valleys and 48-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...24-34 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 6 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 32 to 38. Highs 59 to 65 valleys...
50 to 59 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 34 to 39. Highs 63 to 72 valleys...54 to
64 mountains. Northeast wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35 to 42. Highs 64 to 73 valleys...55 to 65 mountains. Northeast
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Saturday through Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 35 to 42. Highs 63 to 73 valleys...54 to
64 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 11 - 17, 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-041345-
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
240 PM PDT SUN MAY 3 2015

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...40-46.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...45-60 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...5 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Poor.
* 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.
*    24 hr Trend...5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...10-20 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...1 percent wetter.
* 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...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 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.

.Monday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...42-47.
* Max Humidity...60-70 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Fair.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 8 to 12 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tuesday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-66.
* Min Humidity...16-26 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 59 to 65. West wind 3 to
7 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
39 to 44. Highs 66 to 72. North wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
42 to 47. Highs 67 to 74. Northeast wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
42 to 47. Highs 67 to 74.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
41 to 46. Highs 66 to 73.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 11 - 17, 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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