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
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017


.DISCUSSION...
Cool and unsettled weather will continue across the forecast area
today, but should be less active Friday and Saturday with
slightly warmer temperatures. Another weather disturbances is
expected Sunday and Monday for a return to the cool, unsettled
conditions. Then it looks like about Tuesday high pressure will
move into the region for a few days of warming and drying. More
unsettled weather will be possible towards the end of next
week.

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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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WAZ676-677-280615-
East Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
Including the cities of Kittitas Valley, Naches River Valley,
Lake Chelan Area, and Wenatchee River Valley Area
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain or snow
  showers. Snow level 3000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...48-58.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 14 mph with gusts 30 to 35 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers
  overnight.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...33-41.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 10 to 14 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in
  the evening decreasing to 30 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...50-60.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 9 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in
  the Kittitas valley in the morning decreasing to 25 mph in the
  afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 33 to 39. Highs 52 to 62. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
37 to 45. Highs 51 to 61. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 41. Highs 51 to 61. West wind
8 to 12 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 41. Highs 55 to 65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 44. Highs 62 to 71.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-280615-
East Washington South Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 680)-
East Washington Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 682)-
Including the cities of Chinook Pass, White Pass, Stevens Pass,
Lake Wenatchee Area, and Cle Elum
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of mountain snow showers
  through the day. Chance of valley rain showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 3000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...47-54 valleys and 37-47 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......15 percent drier valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 10 to 14 mph with gusts to around
      30 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts to
      around 30 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain showers in the
  evening. Chance of mountain snow showers through the night. Snow
  level 3500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...33-38 valleys and 26-34 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 7 to 11 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
      the evening.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 9 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 30
      mph in the evening.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of mountain snow
  showers through the day. Slight chance of valley rain showers in
  the afternoon. Snow level 3500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...49-56 valleys and 39-49 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-55 percent valleys and 50-65 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
      the morning decreasing to 20 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30
      mph in the morning decreasing to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley
rain and mountain snow showers. Lows 31 to 40 valleys...27 to
37 mountains. Highs 49 to 58 valleys...40 to 50 mountains. West
wind 7 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 28 to 35. Highs 55 to 61 valleys...
44 to 54 mountains.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 39. Highs 60 to
66 valleys...51 to 61 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-280615-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers through the day. Snow level 3000
  feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-59.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
  northwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to 20 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...35-40.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow showers in the
  morning. Slight chance of rain showers through the day.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...54-62.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 7 mph with gusts to around 20
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 56 to 64.
Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
38 to 44. Highs 56 to 63. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 55 to 62. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 41. Highs 57 to 65.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 38 to 43. Highs 63 to 69.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-280615-
East Washington North Cascades (Zone 685)-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
Including the cities of Mazama, Conconully,
North Cascades Highway, Pasayten Wilderness, Keller, Republic,
and Curlew
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
  snow showers. Snow level 3500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-57 valleys and 41-51 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming west 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 6 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* 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...35-40 valleys and 28-35 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter valleys and unchanged
                    mountains.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 7 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in
      the evening.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of valley rain and
  mountain snow showers in the morning, then chance of valley rain
  and mountain snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-60 valleys and 43-53 mountains.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 6 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain showers.
Lows 28 to 37. Highs 56 to 61 valleys...45 to 55 mountains.
Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain
snow showers. Lows 38 to 43 valleys...31 to 38 mountains. Highs
57 to 62 valleys...45 to 55 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 34 to 40 valleys...28 to
36 mountains. Highs 55 to 60 valleys...44 to 54 mountains. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40 valleys...27 to
36 mountains. Highs 58 to 63 valleys...46 to 56 mountains.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 32 to 40. Highs 63 to
68 valleys...51 to 61 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-280615-
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,
and Newport
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Mountain snow showers likely in the
  morning. Rain showers likely through the day. Snow showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 3500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...47-54 valleys and 39-48 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Min Humidity...50-65 percent valleys and 61-80 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier valleys and 10 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 4 to 8 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 5 to 12 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Valley rain and mountain snow
  showers. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...34-39 valleys and 31-36 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Southwest 4 to 8 mph with gusts to around 20
      mph in the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph
      overnight.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around
      20 mph in the evening becoming variable 3 to 6 mph
overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Valley rain and mountain snow
  showers likely. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...50-57 valleys and 42-52 mountains.
* Min Humidity...45-60 percent valleys and 55-70 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     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...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of valley rain showers.
Lows 32 to 37. Highs 54 to 59 valleys...45 to 54 mountains. South
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Rain showers likely. Lows 34 to 40. Highs 53 to
59 valleys...44 to 54 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain
snow showers. Lows 31 to 37. Highs 52 to 57 valleys...43 to
52 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 55 to 61 valleys...46 to
56 mountains.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 34 to 40. Highs 60 to
65 valleys...50 to 60 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-280615-
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, and Pullman
651 AM PDT Thu Apr 27 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of rain or snow showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-61.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......West 8 to 12 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...8500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 10 to 15 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...35-40.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in the
  evening decreasing to 20 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.FRIDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  morning. Chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...54-62.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......West 6 to 10 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SATURDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40. Highs 57 to 63.
Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 41 to
46. Highs 57 to 65. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42. Highs 56 to 63. Southwest
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42. Highs 58 to 66.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 63 to 71.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 04 - 10 2017

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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