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
603 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016


.DISCUSSION...



A WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION FROM THE EAST
TODAY BRINGING A CHANCE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS. THE PRECIPITATION
THREAT WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE HIGHER TERRAIN. A SECOND WEATHER
SYSTEM WILL APPROACH FROM THE WEST ON FRIDAY WITH CONTINUED
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGH
PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN THIS WEEKEND AND CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK
DELIVERING ANOTHER DRY PERIOD WITH ABOVE NORMAL WARMTH. FRIDAY
STANDS OUT AS THE WINDIEST DAY OF THE WEEK...OTHERWISE NO
SIGNIFICANT WINDS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS WEEKEND.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-290230-
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
603 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-71 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...27-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-47 VALLEYS AND 34-42 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. CHANCE OF HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...56-66 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 9 TO 13 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 45 VALLEYS...32 TO
40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 73 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 50. HIGHS 73 TO
82 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 53. HIGHS 74 TO 82 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO
52. HIGHS 71 TO 81 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-290230-
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
603 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-70 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-48 VALLEYS AND 36-45 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 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 IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      WEST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
  IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-66 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45 VALLEYS...34 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 72 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTH
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 51. HIGHS 72 TO
81 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 50. HIGHS 75 TO 80 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 52. HIGHS 75 TO 80 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-290230-
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
603 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-69 VALLEYS AND 51-61 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-45 VALLEYS AND 36-43 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...53-61 VALLEYS AND 46-53 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT 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
      SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 37 TO
42. HIGHS 62 TO 70 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 69 TO 76 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...
66 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 51. HIGHS
74 TO 81 VALLEYS...66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

WAZ673-674-290230-
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
603 AM PDT THU APR 28 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-72.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-49.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING EAST 4
  TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-66.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 46. HIGHS 65 TO 72. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO
82. EAST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO 83.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS 75 TO 81.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 05 - 11 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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