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
650 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015


.DISCUSSION...
Record warm temperatures will be possible today over much of the
Inland Northwest. A fast moving cold front will arrive tonight
bringing widespread showers, gusty winds, and the potential for
thunderstorms to southeast Washington and portions of the Idaho
Panhandle. Saturday will be quite windy with gusts of 40 mph
possible over Palouse, West Plains, and Upper Columbia Basin. The
weather Sunday and Monday should be mild and relatively dry.
Another fast moving front on Tuesday will bring more showers and
wind.


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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-280130-
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
650 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...65-74 valleys and 55-65 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...1 degree warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier valleys and 5 percent drier
     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...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers through the
  night.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...43-48 valleys and 33-42 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...4 degrees warmer valleys and 3 degrees cooler
     mountains.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 75-90 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...20 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 8 to 12 mph with gusts to around 30
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 14 to 18 mph with gusts of 40 to
      50 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...2000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph in the evening increasing to
  28 to 32 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of valley rain and mountain
  snow showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-65 valleys and 43-53 mountains.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 12 to 16 mph...except northwest 16
      to 22 mph in the kittitas valley. Gusts up to 40 mph in the
      morning decreasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 14 to 20 mph. Gusts of 40 mph in
      the morning decreasing to 30 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 33 to 37 mph in the morning decreasing to
  18 to 22 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 43 valleys...31 to
38 mountains. Highs 56 to 66 valleys...47 to 57 mountains. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 34 to 42.
Highs 59 to 68 valleys...48 to 58 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 35 to 43 valleys...29 to 36 mountains. Highs 52 to
62 valleys...40 to 50 mountains. West wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 33 to 39 valleys...27 to 34 mountains. Highs
50 to 60 valleys...38 to 48 mountains.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 32 to 38 valleys...27 to
33 mountains. Highs 50 to 60 valleys...39 to 49 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 03 - 09 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-685-687-280130-
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
650 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-72 valleys and 54-64 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...8 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...25 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      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...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* LAL....2.
* Min Temperature...42-47 valleys and 33-42 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 80-90 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...20 percent drier valleys and 10 percent drier
     mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 5 to 9 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
      overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 12 to 18 mph. Gust up to 40
      mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 13 to 17 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
  showers in the morning. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-66 valleys and 47-57 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent valleys and 29-45 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
      in the morning.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 11 to 16 mph. Gusts to 40 mph in
      the morning decreasing to 30 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 23 to 27 mph in the morning decreasing to
  13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain and high
mountain snow. Lows 36 to 41 valleys...29 to 38 mountains. Highs
57 to 65 valleys...46 to 56 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and high
mountain snow. Lows 33 to 41. Highs 60 to 67 valleys...48 to
58 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 37 to 42 valleys...29 to 38 mountains. Highs 53 to
61 valleys...42 to 52 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 32 to 37 valleys...26 to 33 mountains. Highs
52 to 59 valleys...40 to 50 mountains.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 28 to 36. Highs 52 to 59 valleys...
40 to 50 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 03 - 09 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-280130-
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
650 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Areas of fog in the morning. Isolated
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.
* LAL....2.
* Max Temperature...66-71 valleys and 58-68 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...20 percent drier valleys and 25 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 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...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening...then rain showers overnight.
* LAL....2.
* Min Temperature...42-47 valleys and 38-43 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...South wind 3 to 6 mph in the evening
      becoming southwest 7 to 11 mph with gusts to around 30 mph
      overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 6 to 10 mph in the evening
      becoming southwest or west 12 to 17 mph with gusts to 36
      mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 15 to 20 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Rain showers in the morning...then
  chance of rain and high mountain snow showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 5500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-63 valleys and 47-57 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 9 to 14 mph with gusts to
      around 30 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 14 to 18 mph with gusts to 37
      mph in the morning decreasing to 28 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 25 to 30 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 34 to 40.
Highs 55 to 61 valleys...46 to 56 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
34 to 40. Highs 60 to 65 valleys...50 to 60 mountains. South wind
3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain
snow showers. Lows 34 to 40. Highs 51 to 58 valleys...41 to
51 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 29 to 35. Highs 48 to 56 valleys...
40 to 50 mountains.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 28 to 34. Highs 49 to 56 valleys...40 to
50 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 03 - 09 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-280130-
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
650 AM PDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...69-75.
*    24 hr Trend...6 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming south
  5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northeast 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the south in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
  thunderstorms in the evening. chance of rain showers overnight.
* LAL....2.
* Min Temperature...45-50.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...71-90 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 10 to 15 mph in the evening increasing
  to 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening increasing
  to 18 to 22 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Chance of rain showers in the
  morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-66.
* Min Humidity...26-40 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 13 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 45 mph in the
  morning decreasing to 35 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 28 to 32 mph in the morning decreasing to
  18 to 22 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Sunday through Monday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 38 to 43. Highs
59 to 69. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
39 to 44. Highs 54 to 63. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
34 to 39. Highs 52 to 60.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
33 to 38. Highs 53 to 60.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 03 - 09 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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