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
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW HUMIDITIES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
FOR THE KITTITAS...YAKIMA AND WENATCHEE VALLEYS AND WATERVILLE
PLATEAU...
...HOT...DRY AND UNSTABLE TODAY MAINLY IN THE CASCADES...

.DISCUSSION...

HOT AND DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE AS HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS OVER
THE REGION. OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES WILL BE POOR ESPECIALLY
AT AND ABOVE THE MID SLOPES. MEANWHILE ANTICIPATE LOCALLY UNSTABLE
CONDITIONS TODAY...MAINLY IN THE CASCADES. INCREASED GAP WINDS IN
THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES AND ONTO THE WATERVILLE PLATEAU
ARE EXPECTED LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO
15 MPH. HOT...DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE
WEEKEND WITH WIDESPREAD HAINES INDICES AT A 5...WHILE GUSTY GAP
WINDS DEVELOP LATE IN THE DAY IN THE CASCADES. THE RIDGE OF HIGH
PRESSURE WILL BREAK DOWN BY MONDAY WITH BREEZY WINDS...COOLER
TEMPERATURES AND AN INCREASING CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. THE BETTER
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE FOUND OVER THE IDAHO PANHANDLE AND
SOUTHEAST WASHINGTON BY WEDNESDAY BUT TUESDAY LOOKS TO BE ACTIVE
AS WELL. TEMPERATURES ARE FORECAST TO RETURN TO MORE SEASONAL
VALUES BY MIDDLE 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-010145-
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
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...GUSTY WINDS WITH LOW HUMIDITIES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...
...HOT...DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...92-101 VALLEYS AND 81-91 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...10-15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...1 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...57-67 VALLEYS AND 55-62 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 15 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...91-99 VALLEYS AND 79-89 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...11-16 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...HOT AND MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 65. HIGHS 90 TO 99
VALLEYS... 79 TO 89 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 61 TO 70 VALLEYS...55 TO
65 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 86 TO 94 VALLEYS...75 TO 85 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 56 TO 65 VALLEYS...49 TO
58 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 80 TO 89 VALLEYS...69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 54 TO 64 VALLEYS...48 TO 56 MOUNTAINS.
HIGHS 77 TO 86 VALLEYS...67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUG 07 - 13 2015

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-010145-
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
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...HOT...DRY AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...96-102 VALLEYS AND 84-94 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...10-15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 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...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...57-64 VALLEYS AND 53-61 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE
      EVENING SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST TO NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...93-99 VALLEYS AND 82-92 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...8-13 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...HOT AND MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 55 TO 65. HIGHS 93 TO 100
VALLEYS... 82 TO 92 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 56 TO 66. HIGHS 88 TO 94 VALLEYS...
77 TO 87 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 52 TO 62. HIGHS 84 TO 90 VALLEYS...73 TO
83 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 55 TO 62 VALLEYS...50 TO 56 MOUNTAINS.
HIGHS 83 TO 89 VALLEYS...72 TO 82 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUG 07 - 13 2015

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-010145-
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
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...95-101 VALLEYS AND 86-96 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...10-15 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...11000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-62 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...93-99 VALLEYS AND 84-94 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...9-14 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...10000 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.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...HOT. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 56 TO 65. HIGHS 94 TO 100
VALLEYS... 85 TO 95 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 55 TO 63. HIGHS 83 TO
91 VALLEYS...76 TO 86 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 52 TO 58. HIGHS 81 TO 87 VALLEYS...73 TO 82
MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUG 07 - 13 2015

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-010145-
EAST WASHINGTON NORTHERN COLUMBIA BASIN (ZONE 673)-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WATERVILLE...WILBUR...RITZVILLE...
MOSES LAKE
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

...LOCALLY GUSTY WITH LOW HUMIDITIES LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING...

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...98-103.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...7-12 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...57-64.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 9 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 15 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...96-101.
* MIN HUMIDITY...5-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...HOT. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 59 TO 66. HIGHS 95 TO 100.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 64 TO 70. HIGHS 89 TO 94. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 59 TO 65. HIGHS 86 TO 92.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 58 TO 64. HIGHS 85 TO 90.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 56 TO 62. HIGHS 83 TO 88.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUG 07 - 13 2015

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ674-010145-
EAST WASHINGTON PALOUSE AND SPOKANE AREA (ZONE 674)-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPOKANE...CHENEY...DAVENPORT...PULLMAN
625 AM PDT FRI JUL 31 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...98-103.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...5-10 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...12000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...58-63.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 3 TO 9 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE
  2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING
  DECREASING TO 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...96-102.
* MIN HUMIDITY...5-10 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...5 MODERATE.
* MIXING HEIGHT...10500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 59 TO 64. HIGHS 95 TO 102.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 61 TO 66. HIGHS 86 TO 93. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 57 TO 62. HIGHS 85 TO 93. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 56 TO 61. HIGHS 83 TO 90.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR AUG 07 - 13 2015

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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