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Fire Weather Forecast for IDZ101

 
 FNUS56 KOTX 301346
FWFOTX

FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
646 AM PDT MON MAR 30 2015


.DISCUSSION...

OUR EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO FIRE DISTRICTS WILL ENJOY
ONE LAST DAY OF ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES BEFORE A VIGOROUS COLD
FRONT ARRIVES DURING THE EARLY MORNING HOURS ON TUESDAY. THE FRONT
WILL BRING GUSTY WEST WINDS AND SHOWERS ON TUESDAY. A FEW
LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL BE POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON OVER THE
IDAHO PANHANDLE AND NORTHEAST WASHINGTON. WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE
WEEKEND WILL BE SEASONABLY COOL AND UNSETTLED WITH A CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS.


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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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 IDZ101-WAZ686-310145-
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 MAR 30 2015

.TODAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY SUNNY.
* LAL....1.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...61-68 VALLEYS AND 54-64 MOUNTAINS.
* 24 HR TREND...8 DEGREES WARMER.
* MIN HUMIDITY...35-45 PERCENT.
* 24 HR TREND...10 PERCENT DRIER.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
BECOMING SOUTH 4 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH. AFTERNOON GUSTS TO 15
MPH.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...6500 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHEAST 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING INCREASING
TO SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
OVERNIGHT.
* LAL....1.
* MIN TEMPERATURE...35-41.
* 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...DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....VARIABLE 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH OVERNIGHT.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...1000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...
* SKY/WEATHER...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A SLIGHT CHANCE
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVEL FALLING TO 5000
FEET IN THE AFTERNOON.
* LAL....2.
* MAX TEMPERATURE...53-60 VALLEYS AND 44-54 MOUNTAINS.
* MIN HUMIDITY...30-45 PERCENT VALLEYS AND 40-55 PERCENT MOUNTAINS.
* 20-FOOT WIND...
* VALLEYS/LWR SLOPES...SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH INCREASING TO 12
TO 16 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH.
* RIDGES/UPR SLOPES....SOUTHWEST 9 TO 13 MPH INCREASING TO 15
TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 38 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* HAINES INDEX...3 VERY LOW.
* MIXING HEIGHT...9000 FT AGL.
* TRANSPORT WINDS...SOUTHWEST 13 TO 17 MPH IN THE MORNING
INCREASING TO 23 TO 27 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
* CWR (> 0.10 IN)...60 PERCENT.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SNOW
SHOWERS. LOWS 24 TO 33. HIGHS 46 TO 54 VALLEYS...37 TO
47 MOUNTAINS. WEST WIND 7 TO 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS
25 TO 32. HIGHS 50 TO 56 VALLEYS...41 TO 51 MOUNTAINS. SOUTHWEST
WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF VALLEY
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW SHOWERS. LOWS 28 TO 36. HIGHS 47 TO
55 VALLEYS...40 TO 50 MOUNTAINS.

.8 TO 14 DAY OUTLOOK FOR APR 06 - 12, 2015

BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION.


 


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