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
601 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016


.DISCUSSION...






HIGH PRESSURE WILL STRENGTHEN TODAY WITH DRY CONDITIONS AND ABOVE
NORMAL TEMPERATURES THAT WILL CONTINUE FOR THE START OF THE WORK
WEEK. A FRONTAL SYSTEM COULD BRING A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS BY
WEDNESDAY. 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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WAZ676-677-680-682-020300-
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
601 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-79 VALLEYS AND 60-70 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...24-35 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...3 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
      THE EAST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 6 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO EAST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...41-51 VALLEYS AND 39-48 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT DRIER MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH
      IN THE EVENING SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-84 VALLEYS AND 66-76 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-40 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....EAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 73 TO 82 VALLEYS...
61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS. NORTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS
67 TO 76 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO
51. HIGHS 63 TO 73 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS. NORTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
39 TO 49. HIGHS 70 TO 79 VALLEYS...59 TO 69 MOUNTAINS.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 53. HIGHS 73 TO
82 VALLEYS...61 TO 71 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 08 - 14, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-020300-
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
601 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79 VALLEYS AND 62-72 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...18-28 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTH 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...43-50 VALLEYS AND 40-49 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT WETTER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE
      EVENING BECOMING NORTH 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83 VALLEYS AND 67-77 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
* 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....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 77 TO 83 VALLEYS...
64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL. LOWS 45 TO 53. HIGHS
72 TO 78 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 44 TO
53. HIGHS 67 TO 73 VALLEYS...56 TO 66 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
41 TO 49. HIGHS 72 TO 78 VALLEYS...62 TO 72 MOUNTAINS.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 43 TO 52. HIGHS 75 TO
80 VALLEYS...64 TO 74 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 08 - 14, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-020300-
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
601 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...72-79 VALLEYS AND 63-73 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...12 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...19-29 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...24 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 29 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHEAST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...39-48.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...75-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...77-83 VALLEYS AND 70-78 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....EAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...EAST 3 TO 7 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 42 TO 50. HIGHS 77 TO 82 VALLEYS...
67 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 52. HIGHS 76 TO 81 VALLEYS...
68 TO 77 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 44 TO 51. HIGHS 68 TO 73 VALLEYS...60 TO
67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.FRIDAY THROUGH SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 41 TO 50. HIGHS 70 TO 79 VALLEYS...63 TO
73 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 08 - 14, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-020300-
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
601 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...73-79.
*    24 HR TREND...10 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...20-30 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...11 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...45-50.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES WARMER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...5 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...NORTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...NORTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.MONDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...78-83.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING VARIABLE 2
  TO 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 48 TO 53. HIGHS 79 TO 84. EAST WIND 3 TO
7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS 49 TO 54. HIGHS 75 TO 80. SOUTHEAST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 48 TO 53.
HIGHS 68 TO 73. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
45 TO 50. HIGHS 72 TO 78.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 48 TO 54. HIGHS 75 TO 81.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 08 - 14, 2016

ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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