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
646 AM PDT FRI APR 18 2014


.DISCUSSION...

COLD FRONT PASSAGE LAST NIGHT WILL PRODUCE WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS
THE REGION THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. LINGERING SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE
OVER THE MOUNTAINS OF NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND IN THE IDAHO
PANHANDLE. DRIER AND WARMER WEATHER IS EXPECTED SATURDAY WITH A
ANOTHER COLD FRONT EXPECTED LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SATURDAY
EVENING. THIS FRONT WILL NOT CONTAIN MUCH MOISTURE WITH MAINLY
LIGHT SHOWERS ONLY OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN. ADDITIONAL RAIN AND
HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW CHANCES MOVE IN THROUGH THE FIRST PART OF NEXT
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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WAZ676-677-680-682-190130-
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 FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-62 VALLEYS AND 41-51 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...24-35 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 30-45 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...30 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH...EXCEPT NORTHWEST 16
      TO 23 MPH IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE
      MORNING INCREASING TO 45 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35
      MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-38 VALLEYS AND 28-34 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER VALLEYS AND 3 DEGREES WARMER
     MOUNTAINS.
* MAX HUMIDITY...70-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 80-90 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 6
      MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 3 TO 7 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...56-66 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTHWEST 9 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS
      TO AROUND 25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO WEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 40 VALLEYS...28 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 57 TO
67 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 44. HIGHS 58 TO 68 VALLEYS...48 TO
58 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 38 TO
45 VALLEYS...31 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 51 TO 61 VALLEYS...40 TO
50 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 40 VALLEYS...26 TO
34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 52 TO 62 VALLEYS...40 TO 50 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ684-685-687-190130-
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 FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-63 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...14-24 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...36 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 10 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...30-35 VALLEYS AND 24-32 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...2 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...30 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
      VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 0 TO 5 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. OCCASIONAL SPRINKLES AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...60-68 VALLEYS AND 46-56 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 27-40 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5000 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. CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
28 TO 36. HIGHS 59 TO 67 VALLEYS...46 TO 56 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 61 TO
70 VALLEYS...48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 39 TO
44 VALLEYS...32 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 41 VALLEYS...26 TO
36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 54 TO 64 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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IDZ101-WAZ686-190130-
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 FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. NUMEROUS MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
  MORNING. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS THROUGH THE DAY. SCATTERED
  MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 3500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...51-60 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...26-40 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 35-50 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...45 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 35 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
      35 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 11 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 35 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY CLOUDY.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...26-33.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 71-90 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 20 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 25 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY. OCCASIONAL SPRINKLES IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...60-66 VALLEYS AND 53-63 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...25-35 PERCENT.
* 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....VARIABLE 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
      BECOMING SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO
      AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...4000 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. SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 30 TO 37. HIGHS 56 TO 62 VALLEYS...47 TO 57 MOUNTAINS.
SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO
39. HIGHS 64 TO 70 VALLEYS...57 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...COOLER. CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 38 TO
43. HIGHS 53 TO 59 VALLEYS...45 TO 55 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 30 TO 39. HIGHS 51 TO
59 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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WAZ673-674-190130-
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 FRI APR 18 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-63 VALLEYS AND 47-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...5 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...16-26 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 25-35 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...43 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40
  MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 18 TO 22 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLEAR.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-36.
*    24 HR TREND...6 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...65-80 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER VALLEYS AND 35 PERCENT DRIER
     MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...GOOD.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 25 MPH
  IN THE EVENING BECOMING VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...NEAR SURFACE.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
  TO THE EAST OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.SATURDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...PARTLY SUNNY. OCCASIONAL SPRINKLES IN THE
  AFTERNOON.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...64-70 VALLEYS AND 59-64 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...17-27 PERCENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...EAST 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
  TO WEST 28 TO 32 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 34 TO 39. HIGHS 59 TO 66 VALLEYS...
52 TO 57 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 39 TO
45. HIGHS 66 TO 74 VALLEYS...62 TO 67 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHEAST WIND
3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...COOLER. MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.
LOWS 43 TO 48. HIGHS 55 TO 62 VALLEYS...48 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. WEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF
RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 34 TO 41. HIGHS 54 TO 64 VALLEYS...45 TO
54 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 25 - MAY 01, 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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