Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
608 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016


.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND
TEMPERATURES 15 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE THREAT FOR SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE WEEK. THE MAIN THREAT
WILL BE ALONG THE CASCADE CREST LATE TODAY THEN SPREADING INTO THE
REST OF THE DISTRICTS FOR WEDNESDAY INTO THURSDAY. SOME STORMS ON
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY COULD BE STRONG. HEAVY RAIN WILL BE THE
MAIN CONCERN FOR CENTRAL WASHINGTON WEDNESDAY. HAIL...GUSTY
WINDS...FREQUENT LIGHTNING ...AND HEAVY RAIN WILL BE A CONCERN
WITH STORMS IN AND NEAR IDAHO THURSDAY. 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-040330-
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
608 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY IN THE MORNING...INCREASING CLOUDS
  THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON...MAINLY NEAR THE CASCADE CREST.
* LAL....2 LATE AFTERNOON.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-84 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 26-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....3 ALONG CREST...OTHERWISE 2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-56 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 75-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 5 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-76 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 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....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 46 TO
56 VALLEYS...40 TO 50 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 71 VALLEYS...50 TO
60 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 50. HIGHS 72 TO 80 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 76 TO
83 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS
72 TO 82 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-040330-
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
608 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-85 VALLEYS AND 66-76 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. IN THE
      OKANOGAN VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 20 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...5800 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
  SOUTH 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...49-55 VALLEYS AND 45-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-78 VALLEYS AND 61-71 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 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 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 55. HIGHS 64 TO 70 VALLEYS...53 TO
63 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
40 TO 49. HIGHS 72 TO 79 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND
8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO 82 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 44 TO 53. HIGHS 77 TO 83 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 52. HIGHS 73 TO 79 VALLEYS...
62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-040330-
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
608 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-85 VALLEYS AND 71-80 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 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...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-52 VALLEYS AND 46-53 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED 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...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE EAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH
  THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...76-81 VALLEYS AND 69-77 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 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.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 53. HIGHS 62 TO 70. WEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO 49. HIGHS 70 TO 77 VALLEYS...
61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 49. HIGHS 75 TO 81 VALLEYS...65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 51. HIGHS 75 TO 81 VALLEYS...
67 TO 76 MOUNTAINS.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 49. HIGHS 71 TO 77 VALLEYS...63 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-040330-
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
608 AM PDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...79-85.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...12-22 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...2 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...51-56.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
  THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...75-80.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 51 TO 56. HIGHS 67 TO 73. NORTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
46 TO 51. HIGHS 73 TO 79. NORTH WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 48 TO 54. HIGHS 77 TO 83.
NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 55. HIGHS 78 TO 84.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS 74 TO 81.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 10 - 16 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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