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
231 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014


.DISCUSSION...

A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL PASS OUT OF THE REGION TONIGHT. THIS WILL
BRING A CHANCE OF SHOWERS ALONG WITH A SMALL POSSIBILITY OF
THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE IDAHO PANHANDLE. WINDS WILL BE BREEZY AND
GUSTY OVER THE BASIN DISTRICTS AND CASCADE GAPS TONIGHT AND EARLY
FRIDAY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND AND RESULT IN A
WARMING TREND WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND LIGHT WINDS. THE RIDGE IS
EXPECTED TO BREAK DOWN EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE
FOR RAIN BY MID 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-191345-
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
231 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...51-60 VALLEYS AND 45-55 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 9 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH
      IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-82 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-53 VALLEYS AND 43-51 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 9 MPH...GUSTS UP TO 20
      MPH IN THE EVENING. IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY...NORTHWEST 10 TO
      18 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING 8 TO 11 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE EVENING
      BECOMING VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 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...76-85 VALLEYS AND 67-77 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 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....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  EAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 80 TO 88 VALLEYS...70 TO
80 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 53 TO 60. HIGHS 79 TO 88 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
49 TO 57. HIGHS 75 TO 84 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS
47 TO 57. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO 51.
HIGHS 61 TO 69 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 26 - OCT 02, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-191345-
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
231 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-58 VALLEYS AND 47-55 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-82 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING WEST 3 TO 7 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...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-52 VALLEYS AND 42-50 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
      THE NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-86 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 81 TO 88 VALLEYS...70 TO
80 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 88 VALLEYS...
69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
49 TO 57. HIGHS 76 TO 84 VALLEYS...66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 48 TO 58.
HIGHS 67 TO 77 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 46 TO
53 VALLEYS...40 TO 49 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 71 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 26 - OCT 02, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-191345-
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
231 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...49-57 VALLEYS AND 46-55 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 30 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-79 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 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 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      WEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-49.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-84 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 26-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  NORTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 79 TO
87 VALLEYS...71 TO 81 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 48 TO 57. HIGHS 76 TO 83 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 49 TO 56.
HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO
51. HIGHS 66 TO 72 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 26 - OCT 02, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-191345-
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
231 PM PDT THU SEP 18 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...54-59.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
  EVENING DECREASING TO 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO
  8 TO 12 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-82.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-53.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE EAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...80-86.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 60. HIGHS 83 TO 89.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 54 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 85. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 55 TO 60.
HIGHS 73 TO 79.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 47 TO 52.
HIGHS 65 TO 71.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 26 - OCT 02, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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