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
646 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014


.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES WARM AND
CONDITIONS DRY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THEN EXPECT THE RIDGE TO GET
PUSHED EAST AS A WEAKENING WEATHER SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE REGION
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BRUSH THE NORTHERN
ZONES WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THURSDAY WILL FEATURE THE BEST CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND A POSSIBLE LIGHTNING STRIKE OR TWO. LOCALLY BREEZY
WINDS WILL BE A POSSIBILITY WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY. LOOK
FOR HIGH PRESSURE TO RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND AND RESULT IN A
WARMING TREND WITH DRY CONDITIONS.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-170230-
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
646 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...81-90 VALLEYS AND 72-82 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-60 VALLEYS AND 48-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      WEST 6 TO 10 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-86 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 49 TO
59. HIGHS 70 TO 80 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
51 TO 59 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 70 TO 80 VALLEYS...
59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 54. HIGHS 74 TO 82 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 58. HIGHS 77 TO
87 VALLEYS...68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-170230-
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
646 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...85-91 VALLEYS AND 74-84 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-59 VALLEYS AND 48-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-86 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 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...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 53 TO 59 VALLEYS...47 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 74 TO
82 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
51 TO 56 VALLEYS...43 TO 52 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 72 TO 80 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 52. HIGHS 75 TO 82 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 80 TO
87 VALLEYS...69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-170230-
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
646 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...83-89 VALLEYS AND 75-85 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-55.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER VALLEYS AND 1 DEGREE COOLER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-84 VALLEYS AND 70-80 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 74 TO 80 VALLEYS...
65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
47 TO 55. HIGHS 70 TO 78 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 80 VALLEYS...
65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 78 TO
85 VALLEYS...69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-170230-
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
646 AM PDT TUE SEP 16 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...86-91.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...8-18 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
  TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...54-60.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...82-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 54 TO 60. HIGHS 77 TO 82. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 52 TO 59. HIGHS 74 TO 80. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 54. HIGHS 77 TO 82.
NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 59. HIGHS 82 TO
88.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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