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
511 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015


.DISCUSSION...

A COOL AND UNSETTLED WEATHER PATTERN IS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
REST OF THE WEEK. WINDS WILL BE BREEZY AT TIMES...BUT ELEVATED
HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL LIMIT THE RISK FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH. THE
MOST NOTABLE WEATHER SYSTEM LOOKS TO PASS THROUGH WEDNESDAY WHICH
WILL BRING ANOTHER SHOT OF WETTING RAINS TO THE MOUNTAINS AND THE
POTENTIAL FOR GUSTY WINDS TO THE COLUMBIA BASIN...PALOUSE...AND
WEST PLAINS.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-010115-
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
511 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-75 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. PATCHY SMOKE
  OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-53 VALLEYS AND 41-48 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. AREAS OF SMOKE IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-76 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45 TO
53 VALLEYS...39 TO 47 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 71 VALLEYS...51 TO
61 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO
50 VALLEYS...37 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 70 VALLEYS...50 TO
60 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SMOKE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOWS
41 TO 51. HIGHS 63 TO 71 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 51 VALLEYS...37 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...
55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 40 TO 50.
HIGHS 70 TO 79 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 07 - 13, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-010115-
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
511 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF SMOKE
  THROUGH THE DAY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-73 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-51 VALLEYS AND 40-47 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE THROUGH THE DAY.
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-75 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 7 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTHWEST 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 52 VALLEYS...39 TO
48 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 72 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. PATCHY SMOKE. LOWS 38 TO 48. HIGHS 63 TO 71 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SMOKE. LOWS 41 TO 51. HIGHS 67 TO
73 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO
51 VALLEYS...38 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 72 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 40 TO 50. HIGHS
71 TO 78 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 07 - 13, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-010115-
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
511 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY FOG IN THE MORNING. AREAS OF
  SMOKE THROUGH THE DAY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
  ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-72 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE THROUGH THE NIGHT.
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-49.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-75 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...PATCHY SMOKE. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 46 TO 52. HIGHS 64 TO 69 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. PATCHY
SMOKE. LOWS 39 TO 46. HIGHS 63 TO 68 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 39 TO 48. HIGHS 68 TO
73 VALLEYS...59 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 45.
HIGHS 61 TO 68 VALLEYS...53 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 39 TO 48. HIGHS
69 TO 75 VALLEYS...61 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 07 - 13, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-010115-
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
511 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
  AREAS OF SMOKE THROUGH THE DAY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-78.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. AREAS OF SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-55.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. AREAS OF SMOKE.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS 67 TO 73.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 66 TO 72.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SMOKE IN THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOWS
45 TO 53. HIGHS 70 TO 75. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 46 TO 52. HIGHS
65 TO 73.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 44 TO 52.
HIGHS 72 TO 78.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 07 - 13, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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