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
642 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014


.DISCUSSION...



...WET THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY...FOLLOWED BY GUSTY WINDS WEDNESDAY
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY...

A DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM APPROACHING THE WASHINGTON COAST
IS HELPING TO STEER SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UP FROM THE SOUTH
AND OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN OREGON TODAY. LIGHTNING
ACTIVITY WILL GENERALLY BE ISOLATED TODAY INTO TONIGHT PRIOR TO
THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLD FRONT WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. WET...GENERALLY
FAST MOVING THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON WITH
THE HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF CELLS OVER THE CASCADES IN THE
AFTERNOON...SPREADING INTO EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO BY
THE EVENING. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN MAY BE A POSSIBILITY OVER THE
CASCADES WEDNESDAY...WHICH MAY HEIGHTEN THE POTENTIAL FOR FLASH
FLOODING NEAR BURN SCAR AREAS. HAIL AND GUSTY THUNDERSTORM
OUTFLOW WILL BE A POSSIBILITY OVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF WASHINGTON
AND NORTH IDAHO WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON/EVENING. GUSTY WINDS WEDNESDAY
EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY THE ARRIVAL OF
BELOW AVERAGE TEMPERATURES AND RISING HUMIDITY LEVELS. HOT WEATHER
WILL RETURN SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.


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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-230315-
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
642 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-81 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING...BECOMING LIKELY OVERNIGHT. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...53-62 VALLEYS AND 48-57 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING
      BECOMING VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH
  SMALL HAIL.
* LAL....3-4.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-77 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 61-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING WEST 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING WEST 9 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...70 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
49 TO 58 VALLEYS...39 TO 49 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 68 TO 78 VALLEYS...
56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 60 VALLEYS...
45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 78 TO 88 VALLEYS...68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.
WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 54 TO 64. HIGHS 87 TO
97 VALLEYS...75 TO 85 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUL 29 - AUG 04, 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-230315-
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
642 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-84 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...7 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 6 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO SOUTH 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE EVENING..THEN A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS LATE. SLIGHT CHANCE
  OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....2-3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...53-62 VALLEYS AND 47-57 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH
      IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...RAIN SHOWERS. OCCASIONAL THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL
  HAIL.
* LAL....3-4.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-82 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUST TO 25 MPH
      IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 51 TO 57 VALLEYS...41 TO 50 MOUNTAINS.
HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 60 VALLEYS...
45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 79 TO 89 VALLEYS...68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 53 TO 63. HIGHS 89 TO
99 VALLEYS...77 TO 87 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUL 29 - AUG 04, 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-230315-
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
642 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2-3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...74-80 VALLEYS AND 66-76 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...53-59.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE EAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
  WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE MORNING...THEN WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS
  AND NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...82-87 VALLEYS AND 75-85 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 53. HIGHS 68 TO
75 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 81 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 80 TO 86 VALLEYS...
70 TO 80 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 59. HIGHS 87 TO 93 VALLEYS...
78 TO 88 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 53 TO 63. HIGHS 92 TO 98 VALLEYS...
82 TO 92 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUL 29 - AUG 04, 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-230315-
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
642 AM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....2-3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-85.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...7 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...LESS THAN 10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....2-3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...60-65.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL LATE IN THE MORNING. NUMEROUS
  SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3-4.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-86.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 4 TO 9 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
50 TO 56. HIGHS 72 TO 80. SOUTHWEST WIND 13 TO 17 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 56. HIGHS 78 TO 85. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 53 TO 60. HIGHS 84 TO 91. SOUTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 58 TO 64. HIGHS 90 TO 97.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 60 TO 66. HIGHS 94 TO 100.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUL 29 - AUG 04, 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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