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
644 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016


.DISCUSSION...

UNSETTLED WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST
TODAY. MOST DISTRICTS WILL STAND A MODEST CHANCE FOR SHOWERS OR
THUNDERSTORMS. SOME STORMS MAY CONTAIN SMALL HAIL...GUSTY WINDS...
AND BRIEF DOWNPOURS. WINDS WILL BE SWINGING AROUND TO THE
NORTHWEST TODAY...THEN BECOMING MORE NORTH TO NORTHEAST AND GUSTY
TONIGHT AND FRIDAY. THE NORTHERLY PUSH WILL BRING A RETURN OF
DRIER WEATHER FOR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT WILL PASS
THROUGH THE REGION SUNDAY PROMOTING BREEZY SOUTHWEST WINDS AND
MOUNTAIN SHOWERS. LOW PRESSURE SETTLES IN BEHIND THE FRONT
DELIVERING MORE SEASONAL TEMPERATURES AND CHANCE FOR SHOWERS ON
MONDAY.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-060130-
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
644 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-75 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-55 VALLEYS AND 41-51 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-83 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 78 TO 87 VALLEYS...
67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 68 TO
78 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 52 VALLEYS...38 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 76 VALLEYS...
55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 52 VALLEYS...38 TO 47 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 70 TO 78 VALLEYS...
59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 41 TO 50. HIGHS 70 TO
80 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-060130-
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
644 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
  CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-74 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON. IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-52 VALLEYS AND 41-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-82 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 9 TO 13 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 80 TO 85 VALLEYS...
69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 47 TO
55. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND
8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 49. HIGHS 68 TO 75 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 49. HIGHS 70 TO 76 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 49. HIGHS 72 TO
79 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-060130-
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
644 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS IN
  THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-75 VALLEYS AND 64-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 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...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-51.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-81 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...27-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 9 TO 13 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 51. HIGHS 79 TO 84 VALLEYS...
71 TO 80 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 53. HIGHS 72 TO 79 VALLEYS...65 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 46.
HIGHS 66 TO 72 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO 45.
HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 45. HIGHS 72 TO 77 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-060130-
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
644 AM PDT THU MAY 5 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY
  WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-77.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...49-55.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
  MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 57. HIGHS 80 TO 86.
NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 57. HIGHS 74 TO 80. WEST WIND
8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 50. HIGHS 69 TO 77. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 50. HIGHS 70 TO 77.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. HIGHS 74 TO 80.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 12 - 18 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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