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
242 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014


.DISCUSSION...


DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER IS EXPECTED SATURDAY BUT ANOTHER COLD
FRONT EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY EVENING WILL
PROMOTE BREEZY WINDS THROUGH THE EVENING AND NIGHT. THIS FRONT
WILL NOT CONTAIN MUCH MOISTURE WITH MAINLY LIGHT SHOWERS OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN. CONDITIONS WILL TREND WARM AND DRIER SUNDAY AND
MONDAY. THIS TREND WILL BE SHORT-LIVED AS SEVERAL DISTURBANCES
DROP INTO THE REGION DELIVERING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND
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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WAZ676-677-680-682-191330-
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
242 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...31-37 valleys and 28-34 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees cooler valleys and 3 degrees warmer
     mountains.
* Max Humidity...70-80 percent valleys and 80-90 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around
      25 mph in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 3 to 6
      mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of valley sprinkles and
  mountain snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-65 valleys and 44-54 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...5 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent valleys and 38-50 percent
  mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent wetter.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 3 to 7 mph in the morning
      becoming south 9 to 13 mph with gusts to around 40 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 4 to 8 mph in the morning becoming
      south 10 to 14 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing to
  west 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain showers in the
  evening. chance of mountain snow showers through the night.
  slight chance of valley rain showers overnight. Snow level 4000
  feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...34-40 valleys and 28-35 mountains.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 9 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the
      evening decreasing to 25 mph overnight. In the kittitas
      valley...gusts up to 30 mph in the evening decreasing to 20
      mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 11 to 15 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 23 to 27 mph in the evening decreasing to
  13 to 17 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of mountain snow
  showers.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-67 valleys and 47-57 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent valleys and 30-45 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 4 to 8 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 58 to 68 valleys...48 to
58 mountains. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with rain and high mountain snow showers
likely. Lows 37 to 47 valleys...30 to 39 mountains. Highs 51 to
61 valleys...40 to 50 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 33 to 40 valleys...27 to 33 mountains. Highs
50 to 60 valleys...39 to 49 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday through Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley
rain and mountain snow showers. Lows 33 to 43 valleys...26 to
36 mountains. Highs 54 to 64 valleys...43 to 53 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 26 - MAY 02, 2014

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-685-687-191330-
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
242 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...29-34 valleys and 24-32 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...2 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...30 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...West 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of valley sprinkles and
  mountain snow showers in the late afternoon. Snow level 4000
  feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-66 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent valleys and 30-45 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...6 percent wetter valleys and 11 percent wetter
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 4 to 8 mph in the morning
      becoming south 10 to 14 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in
      the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....South 7 to 12 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southeast 8 to 12 mph in the morning shifting
  to the southwest in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
  snow showers in the evening. slight chance of mountain snow
  showers overnight. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...32-37 valleys and 27-33 mountains.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 9 to 14 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
      the evening decreasing to 20 mph overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 23 to 27 mph in the evening
  decreasing to 8 to 12 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Chance of light mountain snow
  showers.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-67 valleys and 46-56 mountains.
* Min Humidity...18-28 percent valleys and 30-45 percent mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...South 5 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Cloudy with rain and high mountain snow showers likely.
Lows 36 to 43 valleys...30 to 39 mountains. Highs 61 to
70 valleys...48 to 58 mountains. Southeast wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Rain and high mountain snow showers likely. Lows 40 to
46 valleys...30 to 40 mountains. Highs 53 to 62 valleys...41 to
51 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 35 to 40 valleys...27 to
35 mountains. Highs 52 to 62 valleys...39 to 49 mountains.
Northwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday through Friday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley
rain and mountain snow showers. Lows 34 to 41 valleys...26 to
36 mountains. Highs 55 to 65 valleys...43 to 53 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 26 - MAY 02, 2014

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-191330-
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
242 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...26-32.
*    24 hr Trend...7 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent valleys and 71-90 percent
  mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 4 to 8 mph with gusts to around 25
      mph in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph
      overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 5 to 9 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 3 to 6 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Increasing clouds in the afternoon
  with occasional sprinkles. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...59-64 valleys and 52-62 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...12 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...7 percent drier valleys and 15 percent drier
     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 20 mph in the
      afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 3 to 7 mph in the morning becoming
      south 7 to 11 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing to
  southwest 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and mountain snow
  showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...31-37 valleys and 28-34 mountains.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 7 to 11 mph with gusts to around
      30 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 9 to 13 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 28 to 32 mph in the evening becoming
  southwest 13 to 17 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of valley rain showers
  in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-63 valleys and 48-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...27-40 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 6 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers. Lows
33 to 39. Highs 64 to 70 valleys...57 to 67 mountains. Southeast
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 37 to
44. Highs 53 to 59 valleys...45 to 55 mountains. Southwest wind
3 to 7 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 31 to 38. Highs 49 to 56 valleys...
40 to 50 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 30 to 36. Highs 51 to 58 valleys...42 to
52 mountains.
.Friday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 31 to 37. Highs 56 to 62 valleys...47 to
57 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 26 - MAY 02, 2014

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-191330-
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
242 PM PDT FRI APR 18 2014

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly clear.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...30-35.
*    24 hr Trend...6 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...65-80 percent valleys and 55-70 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier valleys and 35 percent drier
     mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 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...4 low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting to the
  east overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Occasional sprinkles in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...63-69 valleys and 58-63 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...9 degrees warmer valleys and 16 degrees warmer
     mountains.
* Min Humidity...16-26 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...2 percent wetter valleys and 15 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...East 4 to 8 mph with gusts to around 20 mph in the
  morning shifting to the south 10 to 14 mph with gusts to around
  30 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southeast 8 to 12 mph in the morning increasing
  to southwest 23 to 27 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Saturday Night...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...34-39 valleys and 31-36 mountains.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 35
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 28 to 32 mph in the evening becoming
  southwest 13 to 17 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Sunday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...60-66 valleys and 53-58 mountains.
* Min Humidity...19-29 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Southwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 39 to
45. Highs 66 to 74 valleys...62 to 67 mountains. Southeast wind
3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Cooler. Cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 42 to
47. Highs 55 to 62 valleys...48 to 53 mountains. Southwest wind
8 to 12 mph.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35 to 40. Highs 54 to 62 valleys...44 to 50 mountains. West
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Thursday through Friday...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 34 to 42. Highs 56 to 66 valleys...47 to
57 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 26 - MAY 02, 2014

Near Normal Temperatures and Above Normal Precipitation.


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