Updated: 8:00 PM PDT on October 30, 2014
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Overcast with a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast with rain showers. Fog early. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Overcast with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.6 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Mostly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.
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Updated: 9:00 PM PDT
|Temperature: 46 °F||Dew Point: 42 °F||Humidity: 87%||Wind: North at 3 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: Bonners Ferry, ID
Updated: 9:39 PM PDT
|Temperature: 43.9 °F||Dew Point: 41 °F||Humidity: 91%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.89 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 44 °F||Graphs|
Location: Moyie Springs, Moyie Springs, ID
Updated: 9:40 PM PDT
|Temperature: 44.6 °F||Dew Point: 41 °F||Humidity: 87%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.89 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 45 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 9:43 PM PDT
|Temperature: 44.6 °F||Dew Point: 41 °F||Humidity: 87%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.04 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 45 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 8:35 PM PDT
|Temperature: 46 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: Selle Valley, Sandpoint, ID
Updated: 9:43 PM PDT
|Temperature: 46.2 °F||Dew Point: 44 °F||Humidity: 92%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.93 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: MesoWest SAMUEL ID US UPR, Sandpoint, ID
Updated: 7:50 PM PDT
|Temperature: 47 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 47 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 623 PM PDT Thursday Oct 30 2014 Synopsis... a slow moving frontal system will slowly move through the region over the next 2 days. Rain will push up against the Cascades tonight...before tracking across the region Friday and Friday night. Rain in the Idaho Panhandle will likely linger into Saturday. Cool and unsettled weather is expected to continue into next week. && Discussion... quick update this evening to modify chance of precipitation through the evening and into tomorrow morning. Radar showing some very light showers across northeast Washington and north Idaho. These showers should move out of the area in the next 2 hours or so, with this area then remaining dry the rest of the night. Other change made was to split the chance of precipitation tomorrow morning into an early morning and mid morning period. Models seem to agree that the Spokane area shouldn't see any rain through the morning commute at least...and therefore decreased chance of precip throughout Spokane County and areas to the east and north. /Nisbet && previous discussion... tonight through Friday night...afternoon satellite imagery shows a deep low pressure system in the eastern Pacific out near 135w. Current model guidance is matching up pretty well. The low is expected to split tonight as a a short rounds the bottom of the trough courtesy of a 130+ kt jet. With the jet parallel to the low forward movement has been slowed. The accompanying cold front isn't expected to cross the Cascades until Friday evening between 00z-03z. As the trough digs the steering flow will become increasingly southerly. The warm front eased in from the west- northwest overnight...but as the flow becomes increasingly southerly the warm front will retrograde back to the west and tuck up against the east slopes of the Cascades this evening...before slowly pushing through the forecast area Friday afternoon. The cold front then tracks across the remainder of the forecast area Friday night and stalls over the Idaho Panhandle. This puts the focus for the best precipitation to the Idaho Panhandle. The stratiform precipitation will change to showers with the atmosphere drying from west to east. Precipitation: I kept the chances for precipitation west of a line from about Republic south to about Saddle Mountain wildlife area for most of tonight and Friday. Aiding in the precipitation production will be light east to southeast winds which will add an orographic lift. Rain fall amounts will range from .10 to .15 for the lower east slopes and the deep basin to around an inch near the Cascade crest over the next 24 hours. Snow levels are pretty high, around 6k feet and are not expected to drop below 5k feet until after the frontal passage Friday night. By this time the heaviest precipitation will be winding down. But the area near the Cascade crest could certainly pick up several inches of fresh snow in the showers following the cold front. Further to the east precipitation will begin later but not be quite as wet. Quantitative precipitation forecast from a couple hundredths in the deep basin to around a third of an inch in the Blue Mountains and the central Panhandle mountains early Saturday morning. Again snow levels will start out very high in the warm sector precipitation and not drop below 5k feet until later Saturday morning. So precipitation should be as mostly rain. Temps and wind: temperatures will bump up 3-5 degrees Friday with southerly winds and warm air advection. Pre-frontal winds from the east-southeast will come around to the south-southwest Friday afternoon and increase slightly. Winds 5-10 mph with gusts to 15 mph will be common as this is not expected to be a big wind event. /Tobin Saturday and sunday: a trough pattern will slowly traversing through the region during this period. Models are in good agreement of timing and moisture associated with this system. With strong cyclonic flow around the apex of the trough in northwest Nevada, a strong moist flow will push into the Idaho Panhandle and western Montana. This is expected to bring precip to the Idaho Panhandle and extreme eastern Washington. The bulk of the precip is expected to fall on Saturday with snow levels above 5000 feet. Areas could receive rain totals of at least a quarter of an inch in the cams prairie area and around one inch near Mullan Pass. Snow levels drop to around 4000 feet late Saturday but the bulk of moisture and the trough will shift further east. This will allow for light snow accumulation in the higher elevations near Lookout Pass. The Cascades during this period are expected to fairly dry. Spill over from the western Washington along the Cascades will bring some light showers to the eastern side of the Cascades but precip amounts will fairly small. The Columbia Basin is expected to be dry during this weekend. Temperatures for this will period will be near the season normals. Highs will range in the upper 40s to low 50s. Lows are expected to around mid 30s with some locations expected to cross into freezing temperatures. /Jdc Monday and tuesday: shortwave ridge of higher pressure breaks down and allows another moist Pacific storm system to push across the region. This storm system will ride a 150 +kt jet streak directed toward Vancouver Island. Much of the upper level dynamics associated with the jet and vorticity maximum will remain north of the region. This will result in a surface low that tracks across central and northern British Columbia from Monday night into Tuesday. Precip will develop during the day on Monday with some decent isentropic ascent ahead of the cold front. The cold front will then swing across the region Tuesday morning. This is will result in approximately 12-18 hours of light to moderate precip from Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. All areas will see a good chance for at least some light precip. Best accumulations are expected across the northeast mtns over into the Idaho Panhandle with storm totals of between 0.50 to 1.00 inches. Totals will be a bit less out into the greater basin area with 0.25 to 0.50 inches expected in the Spokane area and on the palouse; and up to a quarter of an inch for most other locations around the region. Snow levels will generally be up around 5,000 feet. They sill start out a bit lower early Monday and then increase as the precip moves in through Monday night. Wednesday through thursday: there will be another storm system that moves through toward the end of the work week. A warm front will push north across the region on Wednesday. This will result in some light precip across the region. We may then see a little bit of a break in the precip before the cold front pushes through around Thursday. Models show a quick hitting cold front passage. Strong upper level dynamics aloft looks to spin up a deepening surface low pressure system from southern British Columbia into southern Alberta. This would create good packing of isobars across the region for Thursday afternoon. Expect breezy to windy conditions with this front. Wind highlights may be needed depending on how strong this surface low gets. The 12z model runs are the first to show such strong cyclogenesis, so confidence at this point in wind strength is low. Expect fall like temperatures next week. Overnight low temperatures will moderate out from the chilly temperatures expected this weekend. /Svh Aviation... 00z tafs: the warm front has retro-graded back to the west and is now snugged up against the Cascades...but the front is expected to push very slowly back to the east again tomorrow. Light rain will continue at times at keat through early this evening then become more intense through the night. Conditions will very widely at keat the next 24 hours from MVFR to LIFR and back. Precipitation and a lower deck will make it to kmwh around 12z but conditions are expected to remain VFR with a drop to MVFR at times. Further to the east the remainder of the taf sites will not see precipitation begin until 18-20z Friday...again with lowering decks but conditions mainly VFR. && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 45 56 42 48 34 49 / 10 50 50 20 10 10 Coeur D'Alene 43 58 43 46 34 48 / 0 40 50 70 40 10 Pullman 46 59 42 46 35 48 / 0 30 60 70 40 10 Lewiston 48 65 46 48 40 53 / 0 20 70 80 40 10 Colville 42 55 41 50 33 50 / 40 80 50 10 10 0 Sandpoint 39 57 41 47 35 47 / 10 40 60 70 40 20 Kellogg 42 59 41 45 35 44 / 0 20 70 100 60 30 Moses Lake 45 55 41 54 35 54 / 40 60 10 10 10 0 Wenatchee 46 55 39 55 39 56 / 100 90 10 10 0 10 Omak 43 52 37 51 34 52 / 90 90 20 10 10 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...none. &&