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
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017


.DISCUSSION...

Unsettled weather continues for the forecast area today, mainly
in the afternoon, and in the eastern districts. Temperatures will
be a few degrees warmer today with a steady increase in
temperature each day through Sunday. Weather will be less active
on Saturday before the next cold front comes in later Saturday
and into Sunday brining rain and high mountain snow showers and
breezy winds. After a brief break Sunday night another system
moves through on Monday bringing mountain rain showers. High
pressure moves in on Tuesday for a few days of warming and drying.

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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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WAZ676-677-290130-
East Washington South Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 676)-
East Washington Central Cascade Valleys (Zone 677)-
Including the cities of Kittitas Valley, Naches River Valley,
Lake Chelan Area, and Wenatchee River Valley Area
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-62.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 8 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph in
  the morning decreasing to 20 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 8 to 12 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...33-40.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25
  mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...53-63.
* Min Humidity...30-45 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...4500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers. Lows 35 to 45. Highs 53 to 63. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 34 to 41. Highs 57 to 67. West
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 49. Highs
64 to 74.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ680-682-290130-
East Washington South Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 680)-
East Washington Central Cascade Mountains (Zone 682)-
Including the cities of Chinook Pass, White Pass, Stevens Pass,
Lake Wenatchee Area, and Cle Elum
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of mountain snow
  showers.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...49-55 valleys and 40-50 mountains.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent valleys and 45-60 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in
      the morning.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25
      mph in the morning.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...3500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...31-36 valleys and 26-33 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent valleys and 81-100 percent
  mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 5 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 5 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny then becoming mostly cloudy. Slight
  chance of valley rain and mountain snow showers in the afternoon.
  Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...52-58 valleys and 42-52 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-50 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 3 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...3000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain
snow showers. Lows 31 to 38. Highs 50 to 59 valleys...41 to
51 mountains. West wind 8 to 12 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of valley rain and
mountain snow showers. Lows 33 to 38 valleys...27 to
34 mountains. Highs 50 to 58 valleys...40 to 50 mountains. West
wind 8 to 12 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
28 to 35. Highs 55 to 61 valleys...46 to 56 mountains. West wind
3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Partly cloudy with slight chance of
rain showers. Lows 34 to 44. Highs 61 to 68 valleys...53 to
63 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ684-290130-
East Washington Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684)-
Including the cities of Methow River Valley, Okanogan Valley,
and Nespelem
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...56-63.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...20-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...7000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...35-40.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...80-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......Northwest 5 to 6 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-63.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
  south 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 1 to 2 mph in the morning increasing
  to south 8 to 12 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain
showers. Lows 36 to 45. Highs 56 to 65. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 36 to 41. Highs 60 to 67.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 39 to 47. Highs
65 to 73.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ685-687-290130-
East Washington North Cascades (Zone 685)-
East Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-
Including the cities of Mazama, Conconully,
North Cascades Highway, Pasayten Wilderness, Keller, Republic,
and Curlew
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of valley rain and
  mountain snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-61 valleys and 43-53 mountains.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...27-40 percent valleys and 35-50 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...34-39 valleys and 27-35 mountains.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...81-100 percent valleys and 80-90 percent
  mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Northwest 4 to 8 mph in the evening becoming
      variable 2 to 5 mph overnight.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Northwest 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of valley rain and mountain
  snow showers in the afternoon. Snow level 4500 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...56-61 valleys and 44-54 mountains.
* Min Humidity...25-35 percent valleys and 35-45 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     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 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...5000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 1 to 2 mph in the morning increasing
  to 8 to 12 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain and high mountain
snow showers. Lows 39 to 44 valleys...31 to 39 mountains. Highs
58 to 63 valleys...47 to 57 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of valley rain and mountain snow
showers. Lows 29 to 38. Highs 56 to 61 valleys...45 to
55 mountains. West wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 to 40 valleys...28 to
36 mountains. Highs 59 to 65 valleys...47 to 57 mountains.
Northwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
33 to 41. Highs 64 to 71 valleys...52 to 62 mountains.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
37 to 44. Highs 68 to 73 valleys...57 to 67 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-290130-
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,
and Newport
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of mountain snow
  showers in the morning, then valley rain and mountain snow
  showers likely in the afternoon. Snow level 4000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...51-59 valleys and 42-52 mountains.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...40-55 percent valleys and 55-70 percent mountains.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier valleys and 5 percent drier
                    mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...6500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 0 to 5 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain
  snow showers in the evening, then slight chance of rain and high
  mountain snow showers overnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...33-38 valleys and 30-36 mountains.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Max Humidity...90-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Excellent.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     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...West 3 to 7 mph in the evening shifting to the
  south overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...55-60 valleys and 45-55 mountains.
* Min Humidity...35-45 percent valleys and 40-55 percent mountains.
* 20-foot winds.......
*     Valleys/Lwr Slopes...Upslope/upvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
      becoming southwest 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
*     Ridges/Upr Slopes....Variable 2 to 5 mph in the morning becoming
      southwest 4 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...6000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY...Rain and high mountain snow showers. Lows 35 to 41.
Highs 54 to 61 valleys...45 to 55 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to
7 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and high mountain snow
showers. Lows 32 to 37. Highs 52 to 58 valleys...43 to
53 mountains. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
32 to 37. Highs 57 to 63 valleys...48 to 58 mountains. Southwest
wind 3 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
34 to 40. Highs 63 to 68 valleys...53 to 63 mountains.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
38 to 44. Highs 66 to 71 valleys...57 to 67 mountains.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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WAZ673-674-290130-
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, and Pullman
645 AM PDT Fri Apr 28 2017

.Today...
* Sky/Weather...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers in the
  afternoon.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...56-64.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
* Min Humidity...27-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* 20-foot winds.......West 5 to 9 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
* Haines Index...3 very low.
* Mixing Height...8000 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...West 5 to 10 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.TONIGHT...
* Sky/Weather...Partly cloudy.
* LAL....1.
* Min Temperature...35-40.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
* Max Humidity...75-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
* Humidity Recovery...Good.
* 20-foot winds.......West 5 to 7 mph.
* Haines Index...2 very low.
* Mixing Height...Near surface.
* Transport Winds...Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.

.SATURDAY...
* Sky/Weather...Sunny then becoming partly sunny.
* LAL....1.
* Max Temperature...57-64.
* Min Humidity...29-40 percent.
* 20-foot winds.......Variable 3 to 6 mph in the morning becoming
  south 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index...4 low.
* Mixing Height...5500 ft AGL.
* Transport Winds...South 3 to 7 mph in the morning increasing to
  southwest 13 to 17 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 percent.


.Forecast Days 3 Through 7......
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers. Lows 42 to
47. Highs 59 to 67. Southwest wind 8 to 12 mph.
.MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 37 to 43. Highs
58 to 68. West wind 7 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly cloudy. Lows 41 to 46. Highs 66 to 75.
.THURSDAY...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers. Lows
44 to 50. Highs 69 to 76.

.8 to 14 Day Outlook for MAY 05 - 11 2017

Below Normal Temperatures and Near Normal Precipitation.


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