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
534 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016


.DISCUSSION...

...GUSTY WINDS TODAY AND SUNDAY...

DRY WEATHER WILL RETURN TO THE REGION TODAY AND TOMORROW WITH
TEMPERATURES CLIMBING BACK INTO THE 70S TO LOWER 80S. WINDS WILL
BE GUSTY FROM THE NORTH/NORTHEAST TODAY AND TONIGHT...GRADUALLY
WEAKENING SATURDAY. A COLD FRONT PASSAGE SUNDAY WILL BRING A
MODEST PUSH OF WESTERLY WINDS...LOCALLY STRONG THROUGH THE CASCADE
GAPS. LOW PRESSURE SETTLES IN MONDAY AND TUESDAY DELIVERING MORE
SEASONAL TEMPERATURES AND CHANCE FOR SHOWERS.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-070130-
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
534 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-83 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...13 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...27 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 40 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...49-58 VALLEYS AND 45-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-87 VALLEYS AND 67-77 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 28-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56 VALLEYS...40 TO
50 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO 74 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 13 TO 17 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
42 TO 48 VALLEYS...33 TO 42 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 65 TO 73 VALLEYS...
53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 48 VALLEYS...34 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 68 TO 76 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. NORTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 50. HIGHS
73 TO 83 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-070130-
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
534 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-82 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...17 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...29 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 40 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      30 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-54 VALLEYS AND 45-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...80-85 VALLEYS AND 69-79 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 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......
.SUNDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 70 TO
77 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 46 VALLEYS...32 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 64 TO
71 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 45 VALLEYS...33 TO
41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 46. HIGHS 71 TO
78 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 50 VALLEYS...38 TO 45 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 78 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-070130-
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
534 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...74-81 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      35 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 10 TO 14 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-50.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 7 TO 14 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-85 VALLEYS AND 72-80 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...COOLER. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 44 TO 50. HIGHS 69 TO 75 VALLEYS...61 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 41 TO
46 VALLEYS...36 TO 41 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 66 VALLEYS...49 TO
59 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 39.
HIGHS 63 TO 71 VALLEYS...54 TO 64 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 43. HIGHS 68 TO 76 VALLEYS...60 TO
70 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-070130-
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
534 AM PDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83.
*    24 HR TREND...10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 12 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35
  MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 18 TO 22 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-57.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 9 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...81-86.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 55. HIGHS 71 TO
77. WEST WIND 13 TO 17 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO 48.
HIGHS 63 TO 73. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 47. HIGHS 67 TO 75. NORTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 50. HIGHS
72 TO 81.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 13 - 19 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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