Updated: 3:20 PM PDT on August 2, 2015
Mostly clear. Patchy smoke. Lows in the 50s.
Hot. Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming mostly cloudy. Brief sprinkles in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 90s.
Mostly cloudy. Brief sprinkles in the evening. A chance of thunderstorms through the night. A chance of rain showers overnight. Lows in the lower 50s to lower 60s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s to lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening...then a chance of rain showers overnight. Lows in the 50s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the 50s.
... Record high temperatures for August 1st...
Site new record old record (date) records began
Lewiston ID 106* 106 (2009) 1881
Colville WA 103* 103 (2009) 1899
Mullen Pass 83 79 (2009) 1938
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Location: Bonners Ferry, ID
Updated: 5:25 PM PDT
|Temperature: 91.6 °F||Dew Point: 36 °F||Humidity: 14%||Wind: South at 6.0 mph||Pressure: 29.63 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 87 °F||Graphs|
Location: Moyie Springs, Moyie Springs, ID
Updated: 5:11 PM PDT
|Temperature: 93.8 °F||Dew Point: 29 °F||Humidity: 10%||Wind: West at 3.0 mph||Pressure: 29.64 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Heat Index: 89 °F||Graphs|
Location: Selle Valley, Sandpoint, ID
Updated: 5:14 PM PDT
|Temperature: 90.9 °F||Dew Point: 51 °F||Humidity: 26%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.73 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 88 °F||Graphs|
Location: MesoWest, Bonners Ferry, ID
Updated: 4:00 PM PDT
|Temperature: 87 °F||Dew Point: 32 °F||Humidity: 14%||Wind: SE at 6 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 83 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 453 PM PDT sun Aug 2 2015 Synopsis.... the ongoing drought combined with high heat and low humidity will contribute to high fire danger throughout the inland northwest. Temperatures on Monday should be a few degrees cooler with an increase in clouds. Cooler temperatures and locally breezy winds are expected mainly Monday through Wednesday following the arrival of a cold front. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms arrives next weekend. && Discussion... Tonight and Mon: we've continued with the trend of increasing clouds with only a slight chance of thunder for the east slopes of the Cascades and the rest of the mtn zones through Mon. The best chance will be Mon afternoon and evening as the short- wave trough now over nrn calif and srn Oregon lifts northeast across the region. We're not looking for much in the way of pcpn given the very dry sub- cloud layer below 700-600mb as well as a lack of notable sfc-based or elevated instability. However, there still may be sufficient instability to produce a few drops of rain for most of ern WA and north Idaho late Monday. Expect winds to increase substantially by Mon evening as this wave passes and pressure gradients strengthen.Bz Monday night through wednesday: models are in good agreement of the wave exiting north Idaho early Tuesday morning. The models seem to be speeding up the time of it leaving. We do keep a chance of showers and thunderstorms overnight Monday night into Tuesday for the northeast corner of Washington and the northern Idaho Panhandle. Then through the day on Tuesday the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will reside along the US/Canadian border. The closed low in central British Columbia will swing a wave into the area Tuesday and another one on Wednesday. Both times the best chance of showers and thunderstorms will reside along the border. Took out chance of precipitation across the Blue Mountains and Camas Prairie, as it looks like best potential remains further north. Am not as excited about thunder potential, models are not showing a lot of instability. The main concern Tuesday and Wednesday will be winds. Each afternoon westerly winds will increase with winds peaking the late afternoon and early evening hours. Even though our temperatures will finally approach near average values on Tuesday and maybe actually below average values by Wednesday...it will still be very very dry. The breezy winds combined with low daytime relative humidity values will create fire weather concerns each day. Have issued a Fire Weather Watch for Tuesday with the possibility of needing one for Wednesday as well for the Kittitas Valley. Winds will actually be more widespread than just in the Kittitas, but for now it looks like this area will have the best chance of reaching red flag conditions. Breezy winds are also expected across the Wenatchee valley...Waterville Plateau and into the Columbia Basin/Palouse and Spokane areas. /Nisbet Wednesday night through sunday: models continue to suffer from some consistency issues, but a general trend suggests the inland northwest will be in a progressive pattern with shower chances early this period and again toward the weekend. Temperatures are forecast to be near to slightly below average at the periods start, warm up into Saturday and cool down toward next Sunday again. So first Wednesday night into Thursday an upper trough will continue to exit. The threat of showers will linger near the Cascades and Canadian border, but the better lift and instability will be north of the region. Otherwise look for thinning middle to high clouds. It is possible there could also be lingering wildfire smoke but there are too many variable, many of which are non- meteorological, to have much confidence. Then Thursday night into Friday shortwave a Flat Ridge enters, with continued dry weather. From Friday night into Sunday a couple features move on the region. First a trough in the Pacific moves toward the coast. One or two impulses rounding it will have opportunity to move across the Cascades and northern mountains, if not the entire region. There is disagreement on the strength and track of these impulses. Yet it is enough to suggest increased clouds through the region starting Friday night and a shower/thunderstorm threat by the weekend across the Cascades and northern mountains. Secondly low pressure off the California coast is projected to shift inland Friday and track northeast Friday night into the weekend, at least skimming by southeast Washington and the lower Panhandle. This too will lead to some increased cloud cover throughout the region. A threat of showers and thunderstorms from this feature comes toward The Blues and Camas Prairie Friday night. In tandem with energy coming around the Pacific trough, this threat expand throughout the Panhandle mountains by next weekend. Whether the precipitation threat will also extend into the eastern Columbia Basin and eastern valleys next weekend is less certain given the wide range of model solutions. However given the opportunity for the atmosphere to become increasingly moist with each passing wave and some semblance of this threat amongst the model solutions, I added a slight chance to aforementioned areas for next Sunday. /J. Cote' && Aviation... 00z tafs: wildfire smoke will continue to reduce visibilities to between 4-7 miles over much of the region...with greater restrictions around Chelan. A weak weather disturbance passing through tomorrow will result in mainly mid and high level clouds...with a few sprinkles possibly reaching the surface. There will also be a slight chance of thunderstorms on Monday in the Cascades. Jw && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 67 94 67 87 60 83 / 0 0 10 10 10 10 Coeur D'Alene 59 94 65 87 58 83 / 0 0 20 10 10 10 Pullman 56 93 59 87 55 82 / 0 0 10 10 10 0 Lewiston 68 96 69 94 64 90 / 0 10 10 10 10 10 Colville 57 96 60 89 57 87 / 0 10 20 20 20 20 Sandpoint 52 96 54 84 53 81 / 0 0 30 20 10 10 Kellogg 58 94 64 85 55 81 / 0 0 30 30 20 10 Moses Lake 66 94 63 93 60 88 / 0 10 10 0 0 0 Wenatchee 73 93 70 93 66 88 / 10 10 10 0 0 0 Omak 68 95 65 92 59 89 / 10 10 10 10 10 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...heat advisory until 8 PM PDT this evening for Lewiston area. Washington...heat advisory until 8 PM PDT this evening for lower Garfield and Asotin counties. && $$