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
607 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014


.DISCUSSION...

HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE PUSHED EAST TODAY...OPENING THE DOOR FOR
PACIFIC MOISTURE TO MOVE INTO THE REGION. EXPECT ABOVE NORMAL
TEMPERATURES BUT ALSO AN INCREASED CHANCE OF SHOWERS THIS
AFTERNOON. A WEAKENING WEATHER SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY AND WILL DRAG A WEAK COLD FRONT THROUGH THE
REGION. THIS WILL BRING A BETTER CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THE
POSSIBILITY OF THUNDERSTORMS THURSDAY. WINDS WILL BE LOCALLY
BREEZY. HIGH PRESSURE WILL RETURN FOR THE WEEKEND AND RESULT IN A
WARMING TREND WITH DRY CONDITIONS.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-180400-
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
607 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. OCCASIONAL SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-87 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...54-63 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...71-81 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
51 TO 59 VALLEYS...45 TO 54 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 73 TO 83 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 78 TO
88 VALLEYS...69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 57. HIGHS 78 TO 87 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
50 TO 60. HIGHS 73 TO 82 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 24 - 30 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-180400-
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
607 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. OCCASIONAL SPRINKLES THROUGH THE
  DAY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...81-88 VALLEYS AND 70-80 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 24-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 PERCENT WETTER.
* 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...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...55-62 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 25 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-84 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 51 TO 57 VALLEYS...45 TO
53 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 75 TO 82 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 53. HIGHS 78 TO 85 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 81 TO 88 VALLEYS...70 TO
80 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 79 TO 87 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 50 TO 59. HIGHS 74 TO 82 VALLEYS...
63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 24 - 30 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-180400-
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
607 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...80-87 VALLEYS AND 73-83 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
  OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-58.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 70-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 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...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-82 VALLEYS AND 67-77 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT.
* 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....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
47 TO 55. HIGHS 72 TO 80 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 76 TO 83 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 53. HIGHS 79 TO 87 VALLEYS...71 TO
81 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS
74 TO 84 VALLEYS...68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 24 - 30 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-180400-
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
607 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...83-88.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...56-63.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 53 TO 58. HIGHS 76 TO 83. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 57. HIGHS 80 TO 89.
NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 51 TO 61. HIGHS
78 TO 87.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 24 - 30 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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