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
646 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015


.DISCUSSION...

LOW PRESSURE MOVES INTO THE DISTRICTS THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF
THE WEEK. EXPECT SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS EACH
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. THEY WILL BE MOST NUMEROUS MONDAY AND
TUESDAY AND AROUND THE MOUNTAINS AND NORTHERN DISTRICTS. SOME
LOCALLY HEAVY DOWNPOURS AND SCATTERED TO LOCALIZED NUMEROUS
LIGHTNING STRIKES ARE POSSIBLE IN STRONGER STORMS. TEMPERATURES
WILL ALSO COOL TOWARD SEASONAL NORMS THROUGH TUESDAY. THE LOW WILL
THEN PULL AWAY FROM THE REGION ON THURSDAY WITH A WARMING TREND
TAKING PLACE LATE IN THE WEEK. THE ATMOSPHERE REMAINS UNSTABLE
AND THE PASSAGE OF AT LEAST WEAK SYSTEMS WILL KEEP SOME THREAT OF
MAINLY AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALIVE.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-260130-
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
646 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-77 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...46-55 VALLEYS AND 41-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-77 VALLEYS AND 55-65 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 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....NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 57 VALLEYS...43 TO
52 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 73 TO 83 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.
NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 78 TO 87 VALLEYS...67 TO
77 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 90 VALLEYS...68 TO
78 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 80 TO 90 VALLEYS...67 TO
77 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 79 TO 89 VALLEYS...67 TO
77 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUN 01 - 07, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-260130-
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
646 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY. WIDESPREAD
  RAIN SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...68-76 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      20 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...40 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...47-55 VALLEYS AND 42-51 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-76 VALLEYS AND 57-67 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...70 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 45 TO 55. HIGHS 76 TO 83 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 47 TO 57. HIGHS 80 TO 86 VALLEYS...
68 TO 78 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 58. HIGHS 82 TO 89 VALLEYS...70 TO
80 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 81 TO 88 VALLEYS...
69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 59. HIGHS 81 TO 88 VALLEYS...69 TO
79 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUN 01 - 07, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-260130-
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
646 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS WITH
  ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE DAY.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-71 VALLEYS AND 56-66 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...12 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...29 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND 35 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....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...70 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE EVENING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...44-52 VALLEYS AND 41-50 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    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...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...67-75 VALLEYS AND 59-69 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 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...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 72 TO 82 VALLEYS...
65 TO 75 MOUNTAINS. GENERALLY LESS THAN 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 54. HIGHS 77 TO 85 VALLEYS...
69 TO 79 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 46 TO 56. HIGHS 79 TO 87 VALLEYS...71 TO
81 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 58. HIGHS 79 TO 86 VALLEYS...
71 TO 81 MOUNTAINS.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 58. HIGHS 82 TO 88 VALLEYS...73 TO
83 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUN 01 - 07, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

WAZ673-674-260130-
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
646 AM PDT MON MAY 25 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
  SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...70-78.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...27-40 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  MORNING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....3.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...48-54.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO
  THE NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE
  DAY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...69-77.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-40 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 50 TO 55. HIGHS 76 TO 83. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 51 TO 60. HIGHS
80 TO 90. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 55 TO 61. HIGHS 82 TO 90.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR JUN 01 - 07, 2015

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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