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
633 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014


.DISCUSSION...

DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY AND MONDAY AS RIDGING BUILDS IN OVER
THE DISTRICTS. WE WILL ALSO SEE SIGNIFICANT WARMING ON MONDAY WITH
MOST VALLEY LOCATIONS INTO THE MID TO UPPER 60S. THE DRY AND WARM
WEATHER WILL LIKELY COME TO AN ABRUPT END MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY
WITH A COLD FRONT PASSAGE THAT IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE WETTING
RAINS ACROSS MOST DISTRICTS. WINDS WILL INCREASE BEHIND THE FRONT
TUESDAY AFTERNOON INTO TUESDAY EVENING. COOLER AND UNSETTLED
CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MUCH OF THE REMAINING WORK WEEK.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-210145-
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
633 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-67 VALLEYS AND 48-58 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-45 VALLEYS AND 32-40 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 6000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-67 VALLEYS AND 49-59 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 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...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 38 TO 48 VALLEYS...31 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 50 TO
60 VALLEYS...39 TO 49 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND
MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38 VALLEYS...27 TO
33 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 50 TO 60 VALLEYS...39 TO 49 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
33 TO 40 VALLEYS...26 TO 33 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 51 TO 61 VALLEYS...
40 TO 50 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 41 VALLEYS...28 TO
36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 56 TO 65 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-210145-
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
633 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...59-67 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 26-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...36-42 VALLEYS AND 30-38 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...60-75 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...FAIR.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...61-69 VALLEYS AND 48-58 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 6 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 40 TO 47 VALLEYS...31 TO
40 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 53 TO 62 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 39 VALLEYS...26 TO
34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 53 TO 62 VALLEYS...40 TO 50 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 41 VALLEYS...27 TO
36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO 65 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-210145-
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
633 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-62 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...28-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...1 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...32-39.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTHEAST OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...63-68 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...COOLER. RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND
SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 38 TO 45. HIGHS 51 TO
58 VALLEYS...44 TO 54 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...CLOUDY WITH VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS
LIKELY. LOWS 31 TO 36. HIGHS 48 TO 56 VALLEYS...40 TO
50 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 31 TO 36. HIGHS 52 TO 57 VALLEYS...42 TO
52 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND
HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38. HIGHS 56 TO
62 VALLEYS...46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-210145-
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
633 AM PDT SUN APR 20 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...58-66 VALLEYS AND 50-56 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 7 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...38-44.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...61-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...20 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 25 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-70 VALLEYS AND 59-66 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH
  IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 42 TO 47.
HIGHS 54 TO 61 VALLEYS...47 TO 52 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN
SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 41. HIGHS 53 TO 62 VALLEYS...44 TO
54 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO
43. HIGHS 58 TO 66 VALLEYS...49 TO 54 MOUNTAINS.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 37 TO 42. HIGHS 59 TO 66 VALLEYS...49 TO 55 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 27 - MAY 03, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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