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
258 PM PDT MON SEP 15 2014


.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION WILL KEEP TEMPERATURES WARM AND
CONDITIONS DRY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. THEN EXPECT THE RIDGE TO GET
PUSHED EAST AS A WEAKENING WEATHER SYSTEM MOVES THROUGH THE REGION
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL BRUSH THE NORTHERN
ZONES WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THURSDAY WILL FEATURE THE BEST CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND A POSSIBLE LIGHTNING STRIKE OR TWO. LOCALLY BREEZY
WINDS WILL BE A POSSIBILITY WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO THURSDAY. LOOK
FOR HIGH PRESSURE TO 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-161345-
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
258 PM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-58.
*    24 HR TREND...3-5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST-SOUTHEAST 3 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHWEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-88 VALLEYS AND 71-81 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-60 VALLEYS AND 48-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      WEST 6 TO 10 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-86 VALLEYS AND 65-75 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 49 TO
59. HIGHS 71 TO 81 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
50 TO 58 VALLEYS...44 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 68 TO 78 VALLEYS...
57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 74 TO 82 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 58. HIGHS 74 TO
84 VALLEYS...66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-161345-
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
258 PM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-56.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH..BECOMING NORTHWEST
      3 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE
  NORTH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...84-90 VALLEYS AND 74-84 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST-SOUTH 4 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 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.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-59 VALLEYS AND 48-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT.
* 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...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE SOUTHWEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-86 VALLEYS AND 68-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 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 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 53 TO
59 VALLEYS...47 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 75 TO 83 VALLEYS...63 TO
73 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 54. HIGHS 73 TO 81 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS 76 TO
83 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 75 TO
85 VALLEYS...67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-161345-
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
258 PM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-53.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-85 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-65 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...4 LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 0 TO 5 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...83-89 VALLEYS AND 74-84 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3-5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...LITTLE CHANGE.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST-SOUTH 4 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-55.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
* 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...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-84 VALLEYS AND 70-80 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 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....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 55. HIGHS 75 TO 81 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 46 TO 54.
HIGHS 72 TO 79 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 75 TO
81 VALLEYS...65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 53. HIGHS 79 TO 85 VALLEYS...
70 TO 80 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 71 TO 77 VALLEYS...
63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-161345-
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
258 PM PDT MON SEP 15 2014

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...50-57.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...45-55 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...POOR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SPRINKLES IN THE MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...84-89.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...9-19 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
  TO THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY NIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...54-60.
* MAX HUMIDITY...50-60 PERCENT.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...82-87.
* MIN HUMIDITY...15-25 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 54 TO 60. HIGHS 78 TO 83. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
52 TO 57. HIGHS 75 TO 82. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 55. HIGHS 78 TO 83. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 50 TO 57. HIGHS 83 TO 88.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 52 TO 58. HIGHS 75 TO 80.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR SEP 23 - 29 2014

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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