Updated: 2:50 am PDT on August 31, 2015
Mostly cloudy with scattered rain showers. Patchy fog in the morning. Areas of smoke through the day. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. Areas of smoke. A chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid to upper 40s. Gusts up to 25 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Partly cloudy. Areas of smoke. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning. A chance of rain showers in the morning...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the 60s.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower to mid 60s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
1057 am PDT sun Aug 30 2015
... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...
An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:
Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho
Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.
Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:
*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.
*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.
*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.
*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.
*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.
For more information, please see the following websites:
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Location: 10th Avenue Colville, Colville, WA
Updated: 3:42 AM PDT
|Temperature: 55.8 °F||Dew Point: 43 °F||Humidity: 63%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.93 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: ECHO PEAK - W6SQ, Colville, WA
Updated: 12:42 AM PDT
|Temperature: 47.3 °F||Dew Point: 47 °F||Humidity: 99%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.07 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 47 °F||Graphs|
Location: APRSWXNET, Rice, WA
Updated: 2:35 AM PDT
|Temperature: 55 °F||Dew Point: 43 °F||Humidity: 65%||Wind: SSE at 6 mph||Pressure: 29.96 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Kettle Falls, WA, Kettle Falls, WA
Updated: 3:37 AM PDT
|Temperature: 53.0 °F||Dew Point: 47 °F||Humidity: 80%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.78 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: Waterloo, Rice, WA
Updated: 3:45 AM PDT
|Temperature: 49.5 °F||Dew Point: 43 °F||Humidity: 78%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 27.49 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 50 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 3:45 AM PDT
|Temperature: 48.9 °F||Dew Point: 49 °F||Humidity: 99%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.50 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 49 °F||Graphs|
Location: 405 E. Lincoln, Chewelah, WA
Updated: 3:45 AM PDT
|Temperature: 51.1 °F||Dew Point: 45 °F||Humidity: 79%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.91 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: -||Graphs|
Location: RAWS, Cusick, WA
Updated: 2:55 AM PDT
|Temperature: 42 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.00 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 42 °F||Graphs|
Location: Bodie Mountain, Onion Creek, WA
Updated: 3:38 AM PDT
|Temperature: 45.7 °F||Dew Point: 46 °F||Humidity: 100%||Wind: East at 1.0 mph||Pressure: 29.82 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 213 am PDT Monday Aug 31 2015 Synopsis... a cool, occasionally breezy and showery weather pattern is expected through the week with the inland northwest laying close to the polar storm track. && Discussion... Today through Tuesday...longwave trof lingers over the area through this forecast interval and beyond which allows for shortwaves running through it to maintain their forcing and moisture feeds thus pops through most of this interval run quite high along the Cascade crest and near the Canadian border depicting such activity. The 0-6km above ground level average winds from the models i've looked at this morning suggest convection should move to the northeast at 30 to 35 mph through this time period which is fast enough to keep from having a high rainfall rate cell sit in one place for too long so for locations east of the Cascade crest I still see minimal signs for anything beyond very isolated and localized debris flow problems on burn scars if they occur at all. Given the trof solution with some convection and associated cloud cover forecast daytime high temperatures should run on the cool side of normal while overnight lows will stay closer to normal but may lie slightly on the cool side as well. This pattern continues to favor winds blowing out from the southwest but with slightly less intensity as they did yesterday (sunday). Of additional note is a mention of patchy valley and lowland fog in some locations due to sundays abundant rainfall in some spots, this is in addition to the persistent mention of smoke from area fires. /Pelatti Wednesday through Thursday...model agreement is good and consistent over multiple runs in depicting an unsettled and continued troffy pattern over the region. High confidence exists for a cooler than normal...showery and breezy regime over the forecast area. Wednesday will feature another cold front passage with elevated breezy to windy conditions with gust potential in the 30 mph range over much of the exposed terrain of the area. Not as bad as last Saturday but none-the-less probably the breeziest day of the extended period. Showers with this front may bring another tenth or two of an inch of rain to many locations with a small chance of thunderstorms across the northern mountains. Friday through Sunday...models consensus diverges somewhat with the latest ec dropping a strong cold closed low right into the forecast area with a possible stratiform rain bearing deformation region wrapping around it...which would argue for a significant amount of much needed rain for much of the area. The GFS also shows a trough passage but less wet and aggressive suggesting a decent chance of showers on Friday but a general drying trend Saturday and Sunday. So forecast confidence is reasonably high for another cool and unsettled day Friday with the potential for garden variety thunderstorms over much of the region but confidence deteriorates sharply for the later periods of the forecast. /Fugazzi && Aviation... 06z tafs: showers have ended across eastern Washington and north Idaho this evening but precipitation will continue for the Cascade crest tonight. Low level moisture from recent rainfall and light upslope flow may allow MVFR ceilings in low stratus to form between around 11z to 15z...affecting kgeg/ksff/kcoe but confidence is only fair. The next weather system will bring showers along the international border Monday but the taf sites should remain dry. Winds may become gusty during the afternoon hours but will diminish again after sunset. /Ek && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 72 51 75 54 68 47 / 20 20 10 10 10 10 Coeur D'Alene 71 50 74 52 67 44 / 20 20 10 10 20 10 Pullman 73 48 76 51 68 44 / 10 10 10 20 30 10 Lewiston 81 55 83 58 74 52 / 10 10 10 10 20 10 Colville 68 49 73 50 69 44 / 30 30 20 20 30 30 Sandpoint 69 46 72 50 66 42 / 30 20 20 20 30 20 Kellogg 70 46 73 50 65 42 / 20 10 10 30 40 20 Moses Lake 77 53 77 53 72 47 / 10 10 10 10 10 10 Wenatchee 74 54 74 54 71 51 / 20 10 10 10 10 10 Omak 72 48 74 48 71 46 / 30 20 10 10 20 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...none. && $$