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
600 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016


.DISCUSSION...




HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES. A FRONTAL SYSTEM WILL BRING SHOWERS AND A
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE EAST SLOPES OF THE CASCADES LATE
TUESDAY AND TO THE REST OF THE DISTRICTS FOR WEDNESDAY INTO
THURSDAY. HEAVY RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE IN THUNDERSTORMS. DRY
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN FOR NEXT 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-030345-
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
600 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-84 VALLEYS AND 64-74 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-54.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 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...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* 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...75-84 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 65 TO 75 VALLEYS...54 TO
64 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 44 TO
54 VALLEYS...38 TO 48 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 60 TO 70 VALLEYS...48 TO
58 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO
51 VALLEYS...37 TO 46 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 71 TO 79 VALLEYS...59 TO
69 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS
72 TO 82 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 09 - 15, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-030345-
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
600 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-82 VALLEYS AND 66-76 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-53.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 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...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  EAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-84 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 54. HIGHS 72 TO 77 VALLEYS...
61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 62 TO 69 VALLEYS...
51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...WARMER. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 49. HIGHS 72 TO 78 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO
82 VALLEYS...66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 53. HIGHS 75 TO 81 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 09 - 15, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-030345-
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
600 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-82 VALLEYS AND 69-78 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...6 PERCENT DRIER.
* 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...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...42-51.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 61-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT DRIER 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...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...80-85 VALLEYS AND 72-81 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
* 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...7000 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.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 76 TO 81 VALLEYS...
69 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 51. HIGHS 66 TO
71 VALLEYS...60 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 48. HIGHS 69 TO 76 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 49. HIGHS 74 TO 81 VALLEYS...66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 49. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...
65 TO 74 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 09 - 15, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-030345-
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
600 AM PDT MON MAY 2 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-53.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING EAST 3
  TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...80-85.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 50 TO 55. HIGHS 74 TO 79. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 48 TO
53. HIGHS 64 TO 71. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 50. HIGHS 72 TO 78. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 48 TO 55. HIGHS
75 TO 82.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 09 - 15, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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