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
643 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015


.DISCUSSION...

EXPECT ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES THROUGH THE WEEKEND ALONG WITH
THE THREAT OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE FOCUSED PRIMARILY OVER THE
CASCADES AND OVER THE NORTHEAST BLUE MOUNTAINS TODAY. THEN LATE
SUNDAY AND INTO MONDAY...THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL INCREASE THE MOISTURE AND INSTABILITY WITH A RENEWED CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS SPREADING ACROSS ALL DISTRICTS. THIS PATTERN
WILL CONTINUE INTO MID WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES COOLING TO NEAR
NORMAL EARLY IN THE WEEK AND WARMING BACK ABOVE NORMAL LATER IN
THE 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-240130-
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
643 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-85 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
  TO THE NORTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-57 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-83 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 56 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
68 TO 78 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO
56 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 81 VALLEYS...60 TO
70 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS 76 TO 85 VALLEYS...65 TO
75 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
51 TO 60 VALLEYS...46 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 80 TO 89 VALLEYS...
67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-240130-
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
643 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-87 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 24-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-58 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-84 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO
58 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO
68 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 56 VALLEYS...42 TO
51 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 76 TO 83 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS 79 TO 85 VALLEYS...68 TO
78 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
50 TO 59 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 82 TO 88 VALLEYS...
69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-240130-
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
643 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-86 VALLEYS AND 70-80 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...21-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-56 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-84 VALLEYS AND 69-79 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 68 TO
74 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 69 TO 76 VALLEYS...
61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO 80 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS 75 TO 84 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS 79 TO 86 VALLEYS...70 TO
80 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-240130-
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
643 AM PDT SAT MAY 23 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-85.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-57.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING NORTH
  3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE 2
  TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MEMORIAL DAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 56. HIGHS
71 TO 80. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 55. HIGHS 75 TO 82. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 50 TO 57. HIGHS 79 TO 87.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 53 TO 59. HIGHS 81 TO 88.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 30 - JUN 05, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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