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
601 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016


.DISCUSSION...




LOW PRESSURE WILL BE OVER THE REGION TODAY BRINGING A CHANCE OF
SHOWERS TO THE WESTERN DISTRICTS AND WIDESPREAD RAIN TO THE
EASTERN DISTRICTS. WINDS WILL INCREASE FOR THE CASCADE GAP VALLEYS
AND INTO THE BASIN TODAY. 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-300300-
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
601 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
  SNOW IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...40-55 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 60-75 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 5 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 8 TO 13 MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 13
      TO 21 MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      MORNING INCREASING TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE
      KITTITAS VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING
      INCREASING TO 40 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 9 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-46 VALLEYS AND 32-40 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...71-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 9 TO 13 MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 13
      TO 19 MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY. GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH IN THE
      EVENING DECREASING TO 25 MPH OVERNIGHT. IN THE KITTITAS
      VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 30
      MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 10 TO 14 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-75 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 38 TO 48. HIGHS 71 TO 80 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 51. HIGHS 74 TO 83 VALLEYS...
63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY 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 THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS
70 TO 80 VALLEYS...58 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 06 - 12 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-300300-
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
601 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW LIKELY IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...57-65 VALLEYS AND 47-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH. GUSTS UP 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)...40 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-45 VALLEYS AND 34-42 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-74 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 6 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 47. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 51. HIGHS 75 TO 82 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. EAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO 83 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS
73 TO 80 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 06 - 12 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-300300-
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
601 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS IN
  THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-59 VALLEYS AND 44-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...30 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...3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING...THEN
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-42.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 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...WEST 0 TO 5 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-71 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT 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...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 39 TO 49. HIGHS
72 TO 82 VALLEYS...65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 76 TO 81 VALLEYS...
68 TO 77 MOUNTAINS.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 53. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...
64 TO 73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 06 - 12 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-300300-
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
601 AM PDT FRI APR 29 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE MORNING...THEN
  RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-65.
*    24 HR TREND...7 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...50-65 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
  TO THE WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
  THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...40-45.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-74.
* MIN HUMIDITY...27-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTH 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 47. HIGHS 73 TO 79. NORTHEAST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 51. HIGHS 76 TO 82. EAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 47 TO 52. HIGHS 79 TO 84.
SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 51 TO 57. HIGHS
74 TO 81.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 06 - 12 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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