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
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

Wind Advisory in effect until 11 AM PDT this morning for the
Palouse and Pomeroy areas

.DISCUSSION...
Today will be quite windy, especially in the morning. West winds
of 12 to 20 mph with gusts over 30 mph will be common throughout
the Inland Northwest with gusts as high as 45 mph over the
Palouse. Showers will linger over the Idaho Panhandle through
early this afternoon. The weather Sunday and Monday should be mild
and relatively dry. Another fast moving front on Tuesday will
bring more showers, wind, and the onset to another few days of
unsettled weather.


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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-290115-
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
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Scattered valley rain and mountain
  snow showers in the morning. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-68 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...25-40 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...15 percent drier valleys and unchanged mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 11 to 15 mph with gusts to around 35
      mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 14 to 20 mph. Morning ridge top
      gusts to 40 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 25 to 30 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and high
  mountain snow overnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...36-42 valleys and 32-38 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...6 degrees cooler valleys and unchanged mountains.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent valleys and 81-100 percent
  mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent wetter valleys and unchanged mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 7 to 12 mph in the evening
      decreasing to 3 to 6 mph overnight. In the kittitas
      valley...northwest 15 to 19 mph in the evening decreasing to
      3 to 7 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 10 to 14 mph in the
      evening...decreasing to 5 to 8 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain and high
  mountain snow. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...56-66 valleys and 47-57 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 5 to 6 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
38 to 44 valleys...32 to 39 mountains. Highs 61 to 70 valleys...
51 to 61 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high
mountain snow showers. Lows 37 to 43 valleys...30 to
38 mountains. Highs 51 to 61 valleys...39 to 49 mountains. West
wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 32 to 38 valleys...25 to 32 mountains. Highs
49 to 59 valleys...38 to 48 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain or snow showers. Lows
32 to 37 valleys...25 to 33 mountains. Highs 49 to 59 valleys...
39 to 49 mountains.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 32 to 39 valleys...26 to 34 mountains. Highs 50 to
60 valleys...40 to 50 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 04 - 10 2015

Near Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-685-687-290115-
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
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Isolated rain and high mountain snow
  showers in the morning. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...60-68 valleys and 46-56 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...5 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent valleys and 29-45 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...26 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 9 to 13 mph in the morning
      shifting to the west 8 to 12 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up
      to 27 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 12 to 16 mph. Gusts to 36 mph in
      the morning.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 18 to 22 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and high
  mountain snow overnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...36-41 valleys and 31-37 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees cooler valleys and 4 degrees cooler
     mountains.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent wetter valleys and unchanged mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 20 mph
      in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6 mph
      overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 8 to 11 mph in the evening
      decreasing to 4 to 8 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of high mountain snow
  in the morning. slight chance of rain through the day. chance of
  high mountain snow in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-63 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
37 to 42 valleys...30 to 38 mountains. Highs 61 to 68 valleys...
49 to 59 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 38 to 43 valleys...30 to 38 mountains. Highs 54 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 30 to 36 valleys...22 to 31 mountains. Highs
51 to 57 valleys...40 to 50 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to
12 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain or snow showers.
Lows 30 to 35 valleys...23 to 31 mountains. Highs 52 to
59 valleys...40 to 50 mountains.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of mountain snow showers.
Lows 32 to 37 valleys...25 to 32 mountains. Highs 52 to
59 valleys...41 to 51 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 04 - 10 2015

Near Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


$$

IDZ101-WAZ686-290115-
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
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Widespread rain showers in the
  morning...decreasing to scattered rain and high mountain snow
  showers in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-63 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...12 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...5 percent drier valleys and 5 percent wetter
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 11 to 15 mph with gusts to around
      35 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 13 to 17 mph. Gusts to 40 to
      45 mph in the morning.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 25 to 30 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...32-38.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 4 to 8 mph in the evening
      becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening
      becoming 4 to 7 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 18 to 22 mph in the evening becoming
  southwest 8 to 12 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-61 valleys and 46-56 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent valleys and 45-60 percent 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....South 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
35 to 40. Highs 61 to 66 valleys...52 to 62 mountains. South wind
3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Rain and high mountain snow showers likely. Lows 36 to
41. Highs 51 to 58 valleys...42 to 52 mountains. Southwest wind
8 to 12 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 28 to 34. Highs 49 to 56 valleys...40 to
50 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 26 to 32. Highs 48 to 56 valleys...39 to
49 mountains.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 26 to 33. Highs 50 to 57 valleys...41 to
51 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 04 - 10 2015

Near Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


$$

WAZ674-290115-
East Washington Palouse and Spokane Area (Zone 674)-
Including the cities of...Spokane...Cheney...Davenport...Pullman
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...Wind Advisory in effect until 11 AM PDT this morning...

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Isolated rain showers in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-66.
*    24 hr Trend...12 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...30-40 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 17 to 23 mph with gusts to 40 to 45
  mph...with the highest gusts over the Palouse.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 25 to 30 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...37-42.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph
  in the evening becoming variable 3 to 6 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 13 to 17 mph in the evening becoming
  south 3 to 7 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-65.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming south
  6 to 10 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 southwest 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 44. Highs 63 to 69. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 40 to 45.
Highs 53 to 60. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain or snow showers. Lows
33 to 38. Highs 51 to 57. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain or snow showers.
Lows 31 to 36. Highs 50 to 58.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
32 to 37. Highs 52 to 59.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 04 - 10 2015

Near Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


$$

WAZ673-290115-
East Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-
Including the cities of...Waterville...Wilbur...Ritzville...
Moses Lake
554 AM PDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-69.
*    24 hr Trend...4 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...22 percent drier.
* 20-Foot Wind...West 15 to 19 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 20 to 25 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...38-43.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...West 7 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the
  evening.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 13 to 17 mph in the evening becoming
  southwest 3 to 7 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-66.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming south
  5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southeast 3 to 7 mph in the morning shifting to
  the southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 44. Highs 63 to 69. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
41 to 46. Highs 56 to 62. Southwest wind 13 to 17 mph.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
34 to 39. Highs 53 to 60. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
33 to 38. Highs 54 to 60.
.Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 38. Highs 55 to 61.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 04 - 10 2015

Near Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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