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
632 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014


.DISCUSSION...

THE INLAND NORTHWEST WILL STAY IN AN ACTIVE SPRING WEATHER
PATTERN. SHOWERY CONDITIONS AND BREEZY WINDS WILL CONTINUE
TODAY...INCLUDING THE POTENTIAL FOR SOME SNOW DOWN TO VALLEY
FLOORS...MAINLY IN THE MORNING. THE NEXT MOIST PACIFIC WEATHER
SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE LATE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WITH ANOTHER GOOD
CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN. IN ADDITION A THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS
ARRIVES FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON. SHOWERY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED
FRIDAY AND THROUGH THE WEEKEND. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOL...REMAINING
NEAR OR BELOW NORMAL.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-240130-
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
632 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500
  FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-60 VALLEYS AND 37-47 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-44 VALLEYS AND 31-38 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...53-63 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING WEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...70 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN
AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 42 VALLEYS...27 TO
34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 54 TO 64 VALLEYS...42 TO 52 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 40 VALLEYS...28 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
54 TO 64 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 70 VALLEYS...
49 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 30 - MAY 06, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-240130-
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
632 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-61 VALLEYS AND 40-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...40 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 35 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN VALLEY RAIN AND
  MOUNTAIN SNOW LIKELY OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-42 VALLEYS AND 29-37 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
  AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL
  5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-64 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...80 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 39 VALLEYS...26 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 55 TO
63 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 40 VALLEYS...26 TO
35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 66 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38 VALLEYS...27 TO 34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
56 TO 64 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 41 VALLEYS...29 TO 36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
61 TO 69 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 30 - MAY 06, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-240130-
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
632 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN
  THE MORNING...THEN NUMEROUS VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS...MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW
  LEVEL 3000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...47-56 VALLEYS AND 38-48 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...THEN VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
  LIKELY OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...33-39 VALLEYS AND 30-37 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE MORNING. RAIN
  SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-58 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...100 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 32 TO 38. HIGHS 51 TO 59 VALLEYS...44 TO
54 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 32 TO 38. HIGHS 56 TO 61 VALLEYS...
45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 30 TO 35. HIGHS 55 TO 60 VALLEYS...45 TO
55 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
33 TO 39. HIGHS 60 TO 66 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 30 - MAY 06, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-240130-
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
632 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-61 VALLEYS AND 43-49 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 13 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 18 TO 22 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
  RAIN LIKELY OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-44 VALLEYS AND 36-41 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...56-65 VALLEYS AND 48-53 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 70-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...70 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO
41. HIGHS 54 TO 61 VALLEYS...46 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 58 TO 66 VALLEYS...49 TO
55 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 41. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...48 TO 54 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
38 TO 43. HIGHS 63 TO 70 VALLEYS...54 TO 59 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 30 - MAY 06, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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