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  • 35°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 89%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 30.03 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Spokane, Washington

Updated: 1:00 AM PST on December 22, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with rain. High of 48F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 28F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70% with accumulations up to 4 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 36F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NNE in the afternoon. Chance of snow 70%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast. High of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 04:25 PM PST on December 21, 2014


... Record high temperature set at Lewiston ID Airport...

a record high temperature of 60 degrees was set at Lewiston ID
Airport today.
This ties the old record of 60 set in 1972. Records have been kept
at this location since 1881.




 Local Storm Report 



12/21/2014 0630 am

5 miles SW of Twisp, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            9 inches storm total since yesterday. 5 inches fell since
            4am 12/20. Heavy wet snow with snow rates near one inch
            per hour. Temperature at 4pm... 34f with snow still
            falling. Heavy rain reported after 3am on 12/21. Some
            trees down due to heavy snow Load coupled with rain.




12/21/2014 0700 am

4 miles WNW of Winthrop, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m7.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Cocorahs WA-OK-11




12/21/2014 0800 am

Tonsket 11ne, Okanogan County.

Snow m2.2 inch, reported by co-op observer.





12/20/2014 0404 PM

5 miles SW of Twisp, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m9.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            9 inches storm total since yesterday. 5 inches fell since
            4am 12/20. Heavy wet snow with snow rates near one inch
            per hour. Temperature at 4pm... 34f with snow still
            falling.





12/20/2014 0945 am

5 miles SW of Twisp, Okanogan County.

Heavy snow m4.0 inch, reported by trained spotter.


            Snow fell the last 4 hours. Heavy wet snow. Temperature
            32f.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: South Hill, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 36.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: SSW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Lincoln Heights, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 36.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SSE at 5.8 mph Pressure: 29.94 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Ponderosa, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Eastgate, Spokane Valley, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: East at 1.8 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Paradise Rim, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.52 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: I-90 & Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest SR 2/SR 195 Int. (Garden Springs WA US WA DOT, Spokane, WA

Updated: 2:15 AM PST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: South at 3 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Corbin Park, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:15 AM PST

Temperature: 33.2 °F Dew Point: 26 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Wellesley @ Argonne, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:06 AM PST

Temperature: 33.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Morningside, Greenacres, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 12 °F Humidity: 35% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Broadway Ave, Veradale, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.62 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Town and Country, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:15 AM PST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Greenacres, Spokane Valley, WA

Updated: 3:15 AM PST

Temperature: 35.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: South at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Country Homes, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:15 AM PST

Temperature: 33.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Kensington, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 23 °F Humidity: 64% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Liberty Lake, Liberty Lake, WA

Updated: 3:14 AM PST

Temperature: 36.7 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: 5-Mile Prairie Granger Terrace, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 36.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Trailhead Golf Course, Liberty Lake, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SSE at 13.0 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Sundance, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 37.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 28.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Otis Orchards, Otis Orchards, WA

Updated: 3:18 AM PST

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Sundance Golf Course Area, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 4:16 AM MST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.90 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Parkside On The Green, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 3:13 AM PST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.92 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest Liberty Lake at 296 WA US WA DOT, Otis Orchards, WA

Updated: 2:15 AM PST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: North at 6 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Lower Gleneden, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.98 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneden, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:12 AM PST

Temperature: 31.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.70 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Little Spokane/Shady Slope, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:19 AM PST

Temperature: 32.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: CRN TURNBULL NWR SPOKANE 17 SSW WA US, Cheney, WA

Updated: 2:10 AM PST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS CHENEY WA US, Cheney, WA

Updated: 2:28 AM PST

Temperature: 31 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: 1 mile south of Cheney, Cheney, WA

Updated: 3:14 AM PST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: West at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Colbert - Summerwood, Colbert, WA

Updated: 3:09 AM PST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: east farms, Otis Orchards-East Farms, WA

Updated: 3:15 AM PST

Temperature: 36.3 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SSW at 7.6 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
217 am PST Monday Dec 22 2014 


Synopsis... 
expect dry conditions and cooler but still above normal 
temperatures today and tonight. Light mountain snow and valley 
rain or snow will return late Tuesday. An organized storm system 
will impact the region around Christmas eve. This will bring the 
potential for moderate to heavy snow in the mountains and light 
accumulations to the valleys. 


&& 


Discussion... 
today through Tuesday...high pressure will build off the coast 
today then move through the region on Tuesday. This will result 
in a quiet period in the forecast compared to the weekend and what 
is expected by the middle of the week. 


We have lost the deep moisture tap but with northwest flow there 
will still be the possibility of rain and snow showers for the 
central Idaho Panhandle southward today...then those come to an 
end overnight. The upper level flow is in a good position for the 
Puget Sound convergence to set up. This is sending bands or small 
rivers of moisture across the Cascade crest and slopping over into 
the east slopes. Radar and satellite imagery show that these bands 
are quite transient both north and south. As such I chose to just 
cover the entire crest with higher pops. Some of this moisture may 
make it into the valleys of the lower east slopes at times through 
the day, resulting in a short burst of rain and or snow. Otherwise 
the forecast will be dry and cooler. High pressure...light winds 
and a moist boundary layer will likely set the stage for fog and 
stratus development tonight and into Tuesday morning. 


By late Tuesday morning the leading edge of moisture from the next 
upstream weather system will begin to move into the Cascades. This 
will result in increasing chance of precipitation for the 
Cascades...then pushing across the northern mountains near the 
Canadian border through the afternoon. Precipitation amounts will 
remain on the light side during this period. Snow levels will drop 
to near the valley floors across the northern zones by this 
time...and the valleys may pick up a dusting of snow with an inch 
or two possible near the crest of the Cascades. Tobin 


Tuesday night through Friday...the Flat Ridge and westerly flow 
will be replaced by an upper trough passage that will bring 
mountain snow and a mix of rain and snow for the valleys during 
the busy Holiday travel period. There is good model agreement 
among the latest European model (ecmwf)/NAM/sref solutions in a warm front Tuesday 
night into Wednesday followed by the upper trough passage and 
falling snow levels late Wednesday into Christmas day. The GFS 
remains the outlier with slower timing of the trough passage and a 
more northerly track of the main area of precipitation. The 
forecast will trend toward the European model (ecmwf)/NAM/sref consensus. 
Confidence is above average for the precipitation event as a fetch 
of deep Pacific moisture is directed into the northern tier of 
counties Tuesday night then sags south across the inland northwest 
for Christmas eve and Christmas morning. The type of precipitation 
in the valleys and the amount of accumulating snow comes with a 
lower confidence level due to changing snow levels and also the 
possibility of areas of low level convergence forming as the 
trough moves across the forecast area Wednesday night. Snow levels 
will start off low in the north Tuesday night with light valley 
snow possible but then surge to 4-6k ft during the heaviest 
precipitation before crashing back near valley floors Wednesday 
night. Christmas day the region will be in unstable northwest flow 
which will be favorable upslope for the southeast zones but by 
then the moisture tap will be lost and precip will be more showery 
in nature. Snow showers will continue to diminish Friday as the 
trough dynamics exit to the southeast. Isolated snow showers will 
linger across the Camas Prairie and Shoshone County with little 
additional accumulations. 


I like the format of the previous discussion so I am borrowing it. 


..moderate threat for snow to impact mountain passes Wednesday... 


* snow: most mountain locations will receive some snow. The 
heaviest mountain snow will be along the Cascade crest and Idaho 
Panhandle where 6-12 inches will be possible. Confidence 
increases with elevation as snow levels will be in flux. The 
high peaks will see all snow while the mid slopes and valleys 
will see a mix of rain/snow as snow levels initially rise 
Tuesday night with the arrival of the warm front and southerly 
winds. The transition to snow will take place late on Christmas 
eve as the upper trough moves overhead and winds shift to the 
northwest. The rain/snow line will sag south overnight. A few 
inches of snow will be possible in the valleys of northeast Washington 
and north Idaho but confidence in exact amounts is low at this time 
due to uncertainty with the timing of changing snow levels. 2-4 
inches will be possible in the blue mtns, Camas Prairie, and 
Idaho Palouse Wednesday night into Christmas morning following 
the transition from rain to snow. Confidence is moderate for at 
least an inch but lower for additional accumulations as it is 
difficult to pin down the timing of the changeover. Best chances 
for any accumulations will be above 2000 feet and east of a line 
from Republic to Pomeroy but this also carries low confidence 
since lowest snow levels will occur as precip ends. 


* Mountain passes: snow is likely to impact mountain passes along 
I- 90, Hwy 2, and Hwy 20 starting Tuesday night and continue 
through Wednesday. 


Snoqualmie: will start off as rain Tuesday evening but should switch 
to snow by early Wednesday morning. Amounts could be light to 
moderate. 


Stevens pass: will be a mix of wet snow and rain Tuesday evening but 
should quickly switch over to snow overnight and remain snow on 
Wednesday. Amounts could be moderate. 


Lookout pass: will start off as snow Tuesday night, may briefly mix 
with rain or become heavy wet snow overnight, then become all snow 
for Wednesday. Amounts could be heavy. 


Sherman pass: snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning then 
tapering off through the day. Light to moderate accumulations. 


* Confidence levels: large changes are possible with the storm if 
model trends switch toward the GFS. Consequently, confidence is 
moderate to low. Confidence is moderate to high for significant 
mountain snow, and low accumulations for valleys. If model 
trends go toward the GFS, winds will be stronger, the 
precipitation will be slower to traverse the region, and snow 
levels will be higher. (Sb)/kelch 


Friday night through Monday night: this period will involve one 
or more cold weather systems affecting the inland northwest. These 
weather disturbances will help create a larger trough across the 
region, allowing chilly air to funnel south. Any precipitation 
that falls will fall as snow due to the cold air, but the flow 
pattern should keep moisture on the limited side. The trough 
doesn't stick around for long, with a ridge of high pressure 
trying to push the trough east by midweek. TY 


&& 


Aviation... 
06z tafs: convergent zones extending east across the Cascade crest 
will impact some locations with moderate snow and rain but fairly 
localized and will not extend too far east. Otherwise the Lee side 
rain-shadow is taking hold and inhibiting precipitation from 
forming for majority of locations further east and on over the 
north Idaho Panhandle. As high pressure moves in and pushes the 
jet stream east winds, sky cover, and precipitation chances should 
all decrease. Some IFR or low MVFR stratus is always possible 
given the abundant low level moisture from the recent rainfall 
over the past 24 hours but VFR conditions should prevail most of 
the time. /Pelatti 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 41 29 40 33 37 26 / 0 0 20 60 80 40 
Coeur D'Alene 40 29 40 33 37 26 / 10 0 20 70 80 50 
Pullman 43 29 43 34 40 29 / 0 0 10 30 80 70 
Lewiston 47 33 45 37 43 32 / 10 0 10 20 80 70 
Colville 38 27 36 31 34 25 / 0 10 30 70 50 20 
Sandpoint 38 28 36 32 35 27 / 10 10 20 80 80 40 
Kellogg 38 27 36 33 35 29 / 40 0 20 80 90 70 
Moses Lake 45 31 42 34 40 28 / 0 0 10 20 60 20 
Wenatchee 44 34 42 34 39 29 / 0 0 20 20 50 10 
Omak 38 28 36 29 34 25 / 0 0 30 40 30 10 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...none. 
Washington...none. 
&& 


$$ 








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