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FNUS56 KOTX 241335
FWFOTX

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
635 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014


.DISCUSSION...

AN OCCLUDING FRONTAL SYSTEM PUSHES ACROSS THE DISTRICTS TODAY...
ALLOWING RAIN TO TRANSITION TO SHOWERS WITH A CHANCE OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS. THE THREAT OF THUNDERSTORMS MAY START OVER THE
COLUMBIA BASIN AS EARLY AS MID-MORNING BUT THE BETTER THREAT COMES
TOWARD MIDDAY THROUGH EARLY EVENING. A FEW STORMS MAY BE STRONG.
LOOK FOR SOME SNOW ABOVE 4000-5000 FEET. IN ADDITION TO PRECIPITATION
LOOK FOR BREEZY AND LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS. A RELATIVE LULL COMES
LATER TONIGHT INTO FRIDAY...BEFORE ANOTHER SYSTEM SWINGS IN FRIDAY
NIGHT AND SATURDAY. THAT NEXT SYSTEM WILL BRING THE BETTER WETTING
RAIN CHANCES TO THE EASTERN WA AND ID DISTRICTS. SHOWER CHANCES
WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE START OF NEXT WEEK...BEFORE SOME DRIER
CONDITIONS COME IN.

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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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WAZ676-677-680-682-250115-
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
635 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS AND
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000
  FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-62 VALLEYS AND 41-51 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 7 TO 12 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON. IN THE KITTITAS VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 7 TO 11 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...50 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING. SCATTERED MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
  SLIGHT CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4000
  FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...32-40 VALLEYS AND 26-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...WEST 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE
      EVENING.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....WEST 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 18 TO 22 MPH IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO
  8 TO 12 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...20 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND 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...52-62 VALLEYS AND 40-50 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 50-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...NORTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
      THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....NORTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 32 TO 40 VALLEYS...26 TO 33 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
53 TO 63 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
35 TO 42 VALLEYS...28 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 52 TO 62 VALLEYS...
39 TO 49 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 40 VALLEYS...28 TO 34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
54 TO 64 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 43 VALLEYS...30 TO 37 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 61 TO 71 VALLEYS...
50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 45 VALLEYS...33 TO
39 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO 72 VALLEYS...52 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

WAZ684-685-687-250115-
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
635 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS...HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY
  AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL
  5000 FEET.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-63 VALLEYS AND 43-53 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH. IN THE OKANOGAN
      VALLEY...GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...32-37 VALLEYS AND 25-33 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...3 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 81-100 PERCENT
  MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 6 TO 10 MPH IN THE EVENING
      BECOMING VARIABLE 3 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  WEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF MOUNTAIN SNOW
  SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 4500 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...55-63 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 45-60 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38 VALLEYS...26 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
56 TO 64 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
34 TO 40 VALLEYS...27 TO 35 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 54 TO 63 VALLEYS...
41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN
SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 33 TO 38 VALLEYS...27 TO 34 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS
56 TO 64 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 36 TO 41 VALLEYS...29 TO
36 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 62 TO 72 VALLEYS...48 TO 58 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 43 VALLEYS...31 TO
38 MOUNTAINS. HIGHS 63 TO 72 VALLEYS...50 TO 60 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

IDZ101-WAZ686-250115-
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
635 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW IN THE
  MORNING...THEN RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
  THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...50-58 VALLEYS AND 42-52 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...55-70 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 65-80 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
      TO THE SOUTH 7 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH IN THE
      AFTERNOON.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 9 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...3000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO
  THE SOUTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...100 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY AND SLIGHT
  CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SLIGHT CHANCE OF
  RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....2.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...31-36 VALLEYS AND 28-34 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...1 DEGREE COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...90-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT WETTER VALLEYS AND UNCHANGED MOUNTAINS.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20
      MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH
      OVERNIGHT.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE EVENING
  DECREASING TO 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...30 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN
  SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL 5000 FEET.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...52-59 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...45-60 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
*     VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
*     RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
      WEST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTH 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING TO THE
  WEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...VALLEY RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS
32 TO 38. HIGHS 51 TO 60 VALLEYS...43 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SUNDAY...RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 30 TO
36. HIGHS 49 TO 57 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND
8 TO 12 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN AND HIGH MOUNTAIN SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 30 TO 35. HIGHS 53 TO 60 VALLEYS...44 TO
54 MOUNTAINS. SOUTH WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
33 TO 39. HIGHS 61 TO 68 VALLEYS...51 TO 61 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 41. HIGHS 63 TO
69 VALLEYS...53 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


$$

WAZ673-674-250115-
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
635 AM PDT THU APR 24 2014

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
  RAIN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....3.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...56-64 VALLEYS AND 48-54 MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 60-70 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED VALLEYS AND 10 PERCENT WETTER MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 14 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35
  MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
  EVENING.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...34-39.
*    24 HR TREND...4 DEGREES COOLER.
* MAX HUMIDITY...81-100 PERCENT.
*    24 HR TREND...UNCHANGED.
* HUMIDITY RECOVERY...EXCELLENT.
* 20-FOOT WIND...SOUTHWEST 6 TO 11 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE
  EVENING.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 23 TO 27 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
  WEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.

.FRIDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
  THROUGH THE DAY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...54-61 VALLEYS AND 46-52 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-50 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 55-65 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...WEST 5 TO 6 MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...2 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...7500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...10 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
35 TO 40. HIGHS 55 TO 63 VALLEYS...47 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 8 TO 12 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 35 TO 41.
HIGHS 55 TO 62 VALLEYS...47 TO 53 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST WIND 8 TO
12 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS
36 TO 41. HIGHS 57 TO 65 VALLEYS...48 TO 54 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 38 TO 43. HIGHS 65 TO 73 VALLEYS...
56 TO 62 MOUNTAINS.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. HIGHS 66 TO
73 VALLEYS...57 TO 63 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR MAY 01 - 07 2014

NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


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000
FNUS55 KMSO 241052
FWFMSO

Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Wrn Montana and N Cntrl Idaho
National Weather Service Missoula MT
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014


.DISCUSSION...An active weather pattern will bring periodic surges
of Pacific moisture into the fire district through the weekend.
The atmosphere will remain quite unstable with enough cool air for
snow in the mountains.

Next potential for an extended dry period will take place late
Monday through Wednesday with the arrival of a high pressure
ridge.


View Fire Weather Briefing videos on our YouTube channel
at https://www.youtube.com/NWSMissoula available after 2PM PDT/
3PM MDT Today.

Follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/NWSMissoula

IDZ102-103-251100-
Palouse/Hells Canyon-Clearwater/Nez perce-
352 AM PDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........56-66 percent valleys and 65-75 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................3 in FWZ102...and 2 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Slight chance of thunderstorms early in the
  evening. Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....28-38.
* Max Humidity........90-100 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph becoming variable less
      than 5 mph after midnight.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2 in FWZ102...and 1 in FWZ103.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...80 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Snow level
  5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........53-63 percent valleys and 62-72 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph becoming northwest in the
      afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. West winds 10-15 mph.
.Sunday...Rain showers and snow showers likely. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ104-105-251100-
Kootenai-Flathead/Glacier Park-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........49-59 percent valleys and 59-69 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........87-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 15-25 mph decreasing to 5-15 mph early
      in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow showers likely and chance
  of rain showers. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 45-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........39-49 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast up to 5 mph becoming northeast
      5-15 mph in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers with rain showers likely. Lows 35-45.
Highs 45-55. North winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Snow showers likely and chance of rain showers. Lows
30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. Southwest winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ106-108-251100-
West Lolo-East Lolo-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........44-54 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 15-25 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........86-96 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph decreasing to 5-10 mph after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely. Snow
  level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-50 ridges.
* Min Humidity........36-46 percent valleys and 45-55 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1 in FWZ106...and 2 in FWZ108.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent in FWZ106...and 40 percent in
  FWZ108.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 45-55. West winds 15-25 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ107-251100-
Salish and Kootenai Reservation-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers in the morning. Rain showers.
  slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 5500
  feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 35-40 ridges.
* Min Humidity........38-48 percent valleys and 53-63 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
  of snow showers after midnight. Snow level 5000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....35-40 valleys and 25-30 ridges.
* Max Humidity........77-87 percent valleys and 86-96 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 5-10 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 5-15 mph decreasing to up to 5 mph
      early in the morning.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...10 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Chance of snow showers in the morning. Rain
  showers likely. Snow level 5500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....55-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........26-36 percent valleys and 37-47 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Northeast 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Saturday...Rain showers and snow showers. Lows 35-45. Highs
50-60. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow showers.
Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 50-60. Southwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers and snow
showers. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 35-45. Highs 60-70.

$$

MTZ109-251100-
Bitterroot-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms late in the afternoon. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........31-41 percent valleys and 49-59 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......West 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............West 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...100 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers with rain showers likely. Snow
  level 6000 feet.
* Min Temperature.....25-35.
* Max Humidity........88-97 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 5 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 5-10 mph becoming southeast after
      midnight.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...60 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers. Slight chance
  of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-55 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........37-47 percent valleys and 54-64 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Variable less than 7 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 5-10 mph...then becoming
      west late in the afternoon.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...90 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers and rain showers. Lows 30-40. Highs
40-50. Northwest winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Snow showers likely and chance of rain showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$

MTZ110-111-251100-
Deerlodge/West Beaverhead-East Beaverhead-
452 AM MDT Thu Apr 24 2014

.Today...
* Sky/Weather.........Snow showers likely and chance of rain
  showers. Snow level 6000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........29-39 percent valleys and 41-51 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southwest 10-20 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........2 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...30 percent.

.Tonight...
* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  snow showers. Snow level 6500 feet.
* Min Temperature.....30-35.
* Max Humidity........81-91 percent.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......South 5-15 mph decreasing to variable less
      than 5 mph early in the morning.
*     Ridge Top............Southwest 10-20 mph becoming south 5-10 mph
      after midnight.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................1.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...20 percent.

.Friday...
* Sky/Weather.........Rain showers and snow showers likely.
  isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow level 7000 feet.
* Max Temperature.....50-60 valleys and 40-45 ridges.
* Min Humidity........35-45 percent valleys and 50-60 percent
  ridges.
* 20-Foot Winds.......
*     Lower Elevation......Southeast 5-15 mph.
*     Ridge Top............Southeast 10-20 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* LAL.................2.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...50 percent.

.Saturday...Snow showers with rain showers likely. Lows 30-40.
Highs 45-55. West winds 5-15 mph.
.Sunday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers and rain
showers. Lows 25-35. Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Monday...Mostly cloudy with chance of snow showers. Lows 25-35.
Highs 45-55. West winds 10-20 mph.
.Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow showers. Lows
25-35. Highs 50-60.
.Wednesday...Partly cloudy. Lows 30-40. Highs 55-65.

$$









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000
FNUS75 KBOI 231407
FWSBOI

SPOT FORECAST FOR MEADOWS SLOPE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
807 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0900 MDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...COLD AND MOIST THROUGH THURSDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL BEGIN TO SPREAD SNOW
SHOWERS BACK INTO THE BURN SITE LATER TODAY. SNOW SHOWERS WILL
CONTINUE OVERNIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING BEFORE BECOMING A
RAIN/SNOW MIX DURING THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE GUSTY BOTH
AFTERNOONS AND EVENINGS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS LATE
                    THIS MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION OF 1 TO 2
                    INCHES.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....36 TO 41.
MIN HUMIDITY........55 TO 60 PERCENT.
WIND - EYE LEVEL....SOUTH 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING...INCREASING
                    TO 6 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...600 GOOD.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. A CHANCE SNOW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING...
                    THEN SNOW SHOWERS LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT. CHANCE
                    OF SNOW 70 PERCENT. SNOW ACCUMULATION UP TO 2
                    INCHES.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....30 TO 33.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 TO 100 PERCENT.
WIND - EYE LEVEL....SOUTH 6 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING...DIMINISHING TO LESS THAN 4 MPH
                    BY MIDNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...90 POOR.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN AND
                    SNOW SHOWERS WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT. SNOW
                    ACCUMULATION UP TO 2 INCHES.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39 TO 44.
MIN HUMIDITY........75 TO 80 PERCENT.
WIND - EYE LEVEL....SOUTH 3 TO 6 MPH IN THE MORNING...INCREASING
                    TO 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...90 POOR.

$$
FORECASTER...WOJCIK
REQUESTED BY...ZACH GLOVER
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140423.MEADO.01/BOI



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000
FNUS76 KOTX 231328
FWSOTX

SPOT FORECAST FOR PRESTON FOX...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
628 AM PDT WED APR 23 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 PDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

A MID-LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM MOVES BY TODAY...BRINGING A
CHANCE SHOWERS. THE SHOWERS MAY BE IN THE FORM OF SNOW IF
THEY FALL EARLY ENOUGH IN THE DAY. OTHERWISE LOOK FOR
MOSTLY CLOUDY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS. A WARM FRONT LIFTS IN
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN...BEFORE
THE PRECIPITATION TURNS MORE SHOWERY THURSDAY AFTERNOON WITH
COLD FRONT PASSAGE.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
                    AND SNOW SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
CWR.................15 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49.
MIN HUMIDITY........40 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST-SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTS
                    TO 17 MPH AFTER MIDDAY.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO
                    4500 FT AGL BY 11 AM.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 17 TO 21 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.


.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN RAIN OVERNIGHT.
CWR.................60 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36.
MAX HUMIDITY........91 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE EVENING
                    SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4500 FT AGL DECREASING TO 800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 6 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.


.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................80 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....47.
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
                    WEST-SOUTHWEST 6 TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON
                    WITH GUSTS TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 12 TO 16 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...JC
REQUESTED BY...IAN MORGAN
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140423.PREST.01/OTX




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