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FNUS76 KOTX 251440  
FWSOTX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR SVFD WILDLAND REFRESHER...SPOKANE VALLEY FIRE DEPARTMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
740 AM PDT THU MAY 25 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0800 PDT ON MAY 25.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WINDS WILL BE MUCH LIGHTER THROUGH TOMORROW COMPARED TO WHAT OCCURRED  
YESTERDAY. CLOUDY SKIES AND POSSIBLE SPRINKLES THIS MORNING WILL  
GIVE WAY TO SOME AFTERNOON SUN BREAKS. THIS MAY DESTABILIZE THE  
ATMOSPHERE ENOUGH FOR A FEW SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST CELLS WILL BE  
CAPABLE OF BRIEF DOWNPOURS, CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING, AND WIND  
GUSTS TO 25 MPH. A WARMING AND DRYING TREND IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN  
FRIDAY AND CARRY THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY. ABOVE AVERAGE  
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED BEGINNING SATURDAY.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY IN THE MORNING WITH A CHANCE OF  
SPRINKLES. MOSTLY CLOUDY IN THE AFTERNOON  
WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1600.  
CWR.................10 PERCENT.  
LAL.................2 IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 63.  
MIN HUMIDITY........46 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE 1 TO 3 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS  
EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR SURFACE THROUGH 1000...THEN INCREASING TO  
3000 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 3 TO 7 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.  
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  
THROUGH 2000.  
CWR.................10 PERCENT.  
LAL.................2 IN THE EVENING.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.  
MAX HUMIDITY........94 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE 1 TO 3 MPH. GUSTY AND  
ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN  
THE EVENING.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL THROUGH 1900 THEN NEAR SURFACE.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 1 TO 5 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.  
MIN HUMIDITY........32 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR SURFACE THROUGH 1000 THEN INCREASING TO  
4000 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 2 TO 4 MPH IN THE MORNING THEN  
NORTHWEST 3 TO 6 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.  
 

 
FORECASTER...JW  
REQUESTED BY...PAUL KIMBALL  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1710067.0/OTX  
 
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