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
602 AM PDT SAT APR 30 2016


.DISCUSSION...





SCATTERED SHOWERS WILL AFFECT EXTREME EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH
IDAHO TODAY WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON.
EXPECT GUSTY NORTH WINDS DOWN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON
AND EVENING. SHOWERS WILL END TONIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE WILL
STRENGTHEN THIS WEEKEND AND CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK DELIVERING
ANOTHER DRY PERIOD WITH ABOVE NORMAL WARMTH.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-010400-
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
602 AM PDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-75 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 29-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...14 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 25 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
      THE MORNING DECREASING TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-50 VALLEYS AND 37-46 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-79 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25
      MPH. IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 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......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 82 VALLEYS...
63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 74 TO 83 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 67 TO 77 VALLEYS...
56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 66 TO 75 VALLEYS...
53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 50.
HIGHS 69 TO 78 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 07 - 13 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-010400-
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
602 AM PDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-73 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...26 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 35 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...42-48 VALLEYS AND 39-47 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...25 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 35 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-78 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 51. HIGHS 75 TO 81 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO 82 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 53. HIGHS 72 TO 78 VALLEYS...61 TO
71 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 54. HIGHS 69 TO 75 VALLEYS...
58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 51. HIGHS 71 TO 77 VALLEYS...61 TO
71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 07 - 13 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-010400-
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
602 AM PDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...62-68 VALLEYS AND 54-63 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 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...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-45.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      NORTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-78 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 48. HIGHS 75 TO 80 VALLEYS...66 TO
75 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO 49. HIGHS 77 TO 82 VALLEYS...67 TO
77 MOUNTAINS. GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 79 VALLEYS...67 TO
75 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS
70 TO 76 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 07 - 13 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-010400-
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
602 AM PDT SAT APR 30 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-73.
*    24 HR TREND...11 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...27-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...30 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-48.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SUNDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 46 TO 51. HIGHS 76 TO 82. EAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 53. HIGHS 78 TO 84. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS 73 TO 78. SOUTH
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS 70 TO 76.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 72 TO 78.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 07 - 13 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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