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
628 AM PDT TUE MAY 24 2016


.DISCUSSION...

THE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM RESPONSIBLE FOR WET WEATHER THIS
PAST WEEKEND REMAINS CLOSE ENOUGH TO KEEP COOL AND UNSETTLED
WEATHER OVER EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN IDAHO IN SOME SHAPE
OR FORM UNTIL ABOUT WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS WOULD INCLUDE SLOW
MOVING SHOWERS AND AFEW THUNDERSTORMS TODAY THAT HAVE THE
POTENTIAL TO PRODUCE LOCALIZED HEAVY RAIN. THURSDAY STANDS OUT
WITH THE LOWEST CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION IN THE SEVEN DAY
FORECAST. ANOTHER COLD STORM SYSTEMWILL BRING MORE WET AND
UNSETTLED WEATHER FRIDAY THAT WILL CONTINUE ON THROUGH THE
WEEKEND.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-250200-
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
628 AM PDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-73 VALLEYS AND 52-62 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-53 VALLEYS AND 39-47 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-76 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...28-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE MORNING INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 52 VALLEYS...36 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...
48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 41 TO 49 VALLEYS...32 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 55 TO
65 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 48 VALLEYS...34 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 59 TO
68 VALLEYS...46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO 50 VALLEYS...36 TO 43 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO
74 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45 TO
52 VALLEYS...38 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 75 VALLEYS...52 TO
62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 31 - JUN 06, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-250200-
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
628 AM PDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-73 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  NIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-51 VALLEYS AND 40-47 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-77 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT 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....NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 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......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 45 TO
50 VALLEYS...38 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 66 TO 73 VALLEYS...54 TO
64 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS.
LOWS 43 TO 48 VALLEYS...34 TO 43 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO
64 VALLEYS...45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 40 TO 46 VALLEYS...33 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 58 TO 65 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO
47 VALLEYS...35 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 72 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 44 TO
50 VALLEYS...37 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 73 VALLEYS...56 TO
66 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 31 - JUN 06, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-250200-
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
628 AM PDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...61-68 VALLEYS AND 51-61 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-48 VALLEYS AND 40-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-73 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 47. HIGHS 62 TO 70 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 45. HIGHS 56 TO 62 VALLEYS...
49 TO 56 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 56 TO 62 VALLEYS...
47 TO 56 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 63 TO 68 VALLEYS...
54 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.
.MEMORIAL DAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 46. HIGHS 64 TO 71 VALLEYS...56 TO 65 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 31 - JUN 06, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-250200-
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
628 AM PDT TUE MAY 24 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-74.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-52.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY...29-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 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)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 66 TO 74.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS 59 TO 68. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 44 TO 49.
HIGHS 65 TO 73.
.MEMORIAL DAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 67 TO 75.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 31 - JUN 06, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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