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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016


.DISCUSSION...

SOUTHERLY FLOW CENTERED OVER THE INLAND NW WILL CONTINUE TO DRAW
MOISTURE INTO THE REGION AND INCREASE THE THREAT FOR SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS TODAY AND THURSDAY. SOME STORMS 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON ACROSS
IDAHO AND NORTHEASTERN WASHINGTON. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO DRY
OUT FRIDAY AS BREEZY NORTHEAST WINDS DEVELOP. EXPECT DRY WEATHER
TO PERSIST INTO THE WEEKEND WITH TEMPERATURES ONCE AGAIN WARMING
WELL ABOVE AVERAGE.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-050130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-79 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER
     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 IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE EVENING.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-55 VALLEYS AND 41-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* 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...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
      THE EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-75 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 54 VALLEYS...39 TO
49 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 75 TO 82 VALLEYS...63 TO 73 MOUNTAINS. NORTH
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS 77 TO 85 VALLEYS...
66 TO 76 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 48 TO 58 VALLEYS...43 TO
53 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 72 TO 82 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 42 TO 52. HIGHS
69 TO 79 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-050130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...74-80 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...16 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS
  LIKELY OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...51-56 VALLEYS AND 45-55 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
      TO THE NORTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
      TO THE NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...66-73 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON. IN THE OKANOGAN VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 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)...40 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 50. HIGHS 75 TO 80 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND
8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS
77 TO 85 VALLEYS...67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 71 TO 76 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 49. HIGHS 71 TO 77 VALLEYS...
60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-050130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-82 VALLEYS AND 70-78 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...15 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 9 PERCENT WETTER
     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....SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT. CHANCE
  OF RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-54.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 15 PERCENT WETTER 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 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY THROUGH THE DAY. CHANCE
  OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-75 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-55 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 42 TO 50. HIGHS 72 TO 79 VALLEYS...63 TO
73 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 41 TO 50. HIGHS 77 TO 84 VALLEYS...
69 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. NORTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
44 TO 52. HIGHS 76 TO 82 VALLEYS...68 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
43 TO 49. HIGHS 68 TO 74 VALLEYS...60 TO 70 MOUNTAINS.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 39 TO 45. HIGHS 67 TO 74 VALLEYS...
59 TO 68 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-050130-
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
607 AM PDT WED MAY 4 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-82.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...52-57.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHWEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE WEST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.THURSDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS IN
  THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-76.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 47 TO 53. HIGHS 75 TO 81. NORTH
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 49 TO 56. HIGHS
78 TO 85. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 48 TO 54. HIGHS 73 TO 79.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 51. HIGHS 71 TO 78.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 11 - 17 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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