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
524 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015


.DISCUSSION...
Residual rain showers will persist over the northeast Washington
and Idaho Panhandle districts today while a drying and warming
trend occurs elsewhere. By Friday the entire region will
experience mild temperatures with dry conditions and light winds
albeit with occasionally thick high clouds. There is a small
chance of thunderstorms Friday afternoon over the Palouse and Blue
Mountains to the Shoshone County mountains. The next cold front
will bring a moderate chance of wetting rain to the eastern
districts on Saturday with breezy conditions across the Columbia
Basin.


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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-270115-
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
524 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...62-70 valleys and 53-62 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...14 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...25 percent drier valleys and 35 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....West 3 to 7 mph in the morning becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-46.
*    24 hr Trend...4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...65-73 valleys and 55-65 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
* 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...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing
  to 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 40 to 47 valleys...33 to 41 mountains. Highs 56 to
66 valleys...46 to 56 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Lows 33 to 41. Highs 57 to 67 valleys...
47 to 57 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow.
Lows 33 to 42. Highs 59 to 68 valleys...49 to 59 mountains. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 37 to 43 valleys...29 to 37 mountains. Highs 51 to
60 valleys...40 to 50 mountains.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 29 to 37. Highs 51 to 60 valleys...40 to
50 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 02 - 08 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-685-687-270115-
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
524 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Scattered rain showers in the
  morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...58-66 valleys and 48-56 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...13 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...50-65 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...30 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the morning becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...4000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...39-44 valleys and 34-41 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...4 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent valleys and 81-100 percent
  mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     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...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...64-71 valleys and 53-63 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      south 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 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......
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 40 to 46 valleys...33 to 42 mountains. Highs 59 to
66 valleys...48 to 58 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 32 to 39.
Highs 57 to 65 valleys...46 to 56 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 33 to 40. Highs
60 to 67 valleys...47 to 57 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 36 to 41 valleys...29 to 37 mountains. Highs 53 to
60 valleys...41 to 51 mountains.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 32 to 37 valleys...26 to 33 mountains. Highs
52 to 59 valleys...41 to 51 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 02 - 08 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-270115-
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
524 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Scattered
  rain showers in the morning...then slight chance of rain showers
  in the afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...56-62 valleys and 48-57 mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...14 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...55-65 percent valleys and 65-80 percent mountains.
*    24 hr Trend...30 percent drier valleys and 20 percent drier
     mountains.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Southwest 5 to 6 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  evening. Patchy fog overnight.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...37-43.
*    24 hr Trend...3 degrees 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...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...1000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 8 to 12 mph in the evening shifting
  to the southeast overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...65-70 valleys and 56-66 mountains.
* Min Humidity...40-50 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      south 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 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......
.Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely. Lows 39 to 45.
Highs 57 to 64 valleys...48 to 58 mountains. Southwest wind 8 to
12 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 32 to 38. Highs 56 to 62 valleys...
47 to 57 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 34 to 40. Highs
58 to 64 valleys...49 to 59 mountains. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 34 to 40. Highs 51 to 57 valleys...42 to
52 mountains.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain
snow showers. Lows 28 to 34. Highs 50 to 57 valleys...41 to
51 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 02 - 08 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-270115-
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
524 AM PDT THU MAR 26 2015

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Patchy fog in the morning. Isolated
  rain showers in the morning.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...61-70.
*    24 hr Trend...14 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-55 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...30 percent drier.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming south
  3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...41-46.
*    24 hr Trend...2 degrees warmer.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
*    24 hr Trend...10 percent drier.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to
  the east overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...68-74.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent.
* 20-Foot Wind...Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming south
  3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 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.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.Saturday...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 44 to 49.
Highs 60 to 66. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.Sunday...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 42. Highs 59 to 66. Southwest
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 38 to 43.
Highs 61 to 68. South wind 3 to 7 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
39 to 44. Highs 54 to 60.
.Wednesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
34 to 39. Highs 53 to 60.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for APR 02 - 08 2015

Above Normal Temperatures and Below Normal Precipitation.


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