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
615 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015


.DISCUSSION...

COOLER THAN AVERAGE TEMPERATURES...ELEVATED HUMIDITY VALUES...AND
AT TIMES CHANCES FOR RAIN SHOWERS MARK THE FORECAST FOR THE NEXT
SEVEN DAYS. WINDS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY WILL BE BREEZY OUT OF THE
WEST OR SOUTHWEST. THE ARRIVAL OF A COOL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM
THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY WILL CHANGE OUR WINDS TO A NORTH OR
NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION...WHICH MAY BE LOCALLY GUSTY THROUGH THE
OKANOGAN VALLEY INTO THE CHELAN AREA. THE COOL UPPER LOW WILL ALSO
BRING THE POTENTIAL FOR SHOWERS THURSDAY...FRIDAY...AND SATURDAY.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-020115-
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
615 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-76 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 8 MPH. WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 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...49-55 VALLEYS AND 40-49 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 14 MPH. WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-72 VALLEYS AND 50-60 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 39 TO
49 VALLEYS...32 TO 40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 70 VALLEYS...50 TO
60 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 48.
HIGHS 62 TO 71 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO
52 VALLEYS...37 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...55 TO
65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 46 TO
56 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 70 TO 80 VALLEYS...59 TO
69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 08 - 14 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-020115-
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
615 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY SMOKE. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-76 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 6 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH. WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  18 TO 22 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-53 VALLEYS AND 41-49 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. PATCHY SMOKE THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-72 VALLEYS AND 52-62 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH. .
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SMOKE.
LOWS 39 TO 46 VALLEYS...30 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO
70 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY
SMOKE. LOWS 42 TO 49 VALLEYS...36 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO
70 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO 49.
HIGHS 66 TO 73 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS
70 TO 80 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 08 - 14 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-020115-
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
615 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. PATCHY SMOKE.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-75 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...29-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE THROUGH THE NIGHT.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-51.
*    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...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...65-70 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH. .
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 42. HIGHS 64 TO 69 VALLEYS...54 TO
63 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 37 TO 44. HIGHS 66 TO
71 VALLEYS...55 TO 65 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 46. HIGHS 63 TO 69 VALLEYS...
52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 52. HIGHS 66 TO 73 VALLEYS...57 TO 66 MOUNTAINS.
.LABOR DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 51. HIGHS 71 TO 76 VALLEYS...62 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 08 - 14 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-020115-
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
615 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-80.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
  25 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...51-56.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-73.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
  25 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...NEAR 0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. PATCHY SMOKE. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO 49. HIGHS 66 TO 71. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. PATCHY SMOKE. LOWS 43 TO 49. HIGHS 67 TO 72. NORTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 51. HIGHS 67 TO 72. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS 69 TO 77.
.LABOR DAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 54. HIGHS 74 TO 80.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 08 - 14 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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