Updated: 2:47 am PDT on July 5, 2015
Partly cloudy in the morning...becoming sunny. Patchy blowing dust. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. Windy. Northeast wind 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
Clear. Lows in the lower 50s to lower 60s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 90s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph.
Hot. Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 90s. South wind 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Highs in the lower to mid 90s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Highs in the 90s.
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 1 PM PDT this
afternoon for wind and low humidity for northeastern mountains...
* affected area: fire weather zone 686 East Washington northeast
* Timing: gusty winds will continue through early this afternoon.
Very dry air behind the front will keep humidities near critical
thresholds. Better recoveries will be possible in Pend Oreille
* Winds: northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
* Relative humidities: 14 to 29 percent.
* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with existing fires or
new fire starts in the area.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create extreme fire growth potential.
... Temperature records for the inland northwest...
The high temperature at wenatchee's pangborn Memorial Airport in the
past 24 hours was 105 degrees. This sets the record for the highest
temperature for this date. The previous record of 103 degrees was
set in 1968.
The low temperature at pangborn Memorial in the past 24 hours was 78
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 75 degrees was set in 1970.
Records have been kept at this site since 1959.
The high temperature at Omak in the past 24 hours was 101 degrees.
This ties the record for the highest temperature for this date.
Records have been kept at this site since 1931.
The low temperature at Mullan Pass in the past 24 hours was 65
degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature for
this date. The previous record of 61 degrees was set in 2009.
Records have been kept at this site since 1938.
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Location: Oregon Street North, Edwall, WA
Updated: 10:25 AM PDT
|Temperature: 88.2 °F||Dew Point: 63 °F||Humidity: 42%||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 26.54 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Heat Index: 89 °F||Graphs|
Location: 291 @ 231, Ford, WA
Updated: 10:25 AM PDT
|Temperature: 83.3 °F||Dew Point: 47 °F||Humidity: 28%||Wind: West at 1.1 mph||Pressure: 29.83 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 81 °F||Graphs|
Location: In town, Medical Lake, WA
Updated: 10:26 AM PDT
|Temperature: 82.0 °F||Dew Point: 51 °F||Humidity: 34%||Wind: NNW at 5.8 mph||Pressure: 29.68 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 81 °F||Graphs|
Location: MesoWest, Lincoln, WA
Updated: 9:00 AM PDT
|Temperature: 81 °F||Dew Point: 39 °F||Humidity: 22%||Wind: NNW at 9 mph||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 79 °F||Graphs|
Location: Seven Bays, Seven Bays, WA
Updated: 10:23 AM PDT
|Temperature: 82.8 °F||Dew Point: 52 °F||Humidity: 35%||Wind: NE at 2.0 mph||Pressure: 29.75 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 82 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 427 am PDT sun Jul 5 2015 Synopsis.... hot and dry weather will be featured for the remainder of the Holiday weekend. Winds will shift from the north to the northeast as the front moves through the region. Aside from isolated shower chances toward the Idaho Panhandle, conditions will be dry and warm into the first half of next week. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms returns late next week. && Discussion... today through Monday...the dry cold front will continue to sag south across eastern Washington and north Idaho today bringing gusty north to northeast winds down the northern valleys and into the Columbia Basin. The air behind this front is very dry, keeping relative humidity from recovering overnight. The dry and breezy conditions continue to support a red flag warning for the Okanogan Valley and Highlands, Waterville Plateau, Columbia Basin and northeast Washington. There are several ongoing wildfires across the region and numerous small brushfire starts from Independence day celebrations. The fire weather highlights will continue through the afternoon when winds will start to diminish. These gusty winds could result in blowing dust across the basin. Another concern is the slight chance of thunderstorms for portions of the northern Panhandle as the cold front slides south today. Once the cold front moves off to the southeast, the surface pressure gradient will relax and winds will diminish below red flag criteria by this afternoon. At this point, it looks like we will see a break in the critical fire weather until the next weather system brings a chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday. Temperatures will continue the well above normal trend with daytime readings in upper 80s to upper 90s. Overnight lows will also remain quite warm, with most valley locations in the 60s with 50s for the northern valleys. /Kelch Monday night through Saturday...the models are in good agreement with the overall pattern through Friday...before some differences begin to show up. No big changes from what we have been looking at the past few model runs. A ridge of high pressure in the eastern Pacific will be anchored to the east by a deep low pressure system near Hudson Bay and to the west but another deep low just inside the date line. A few weather disturbances will move through the pac northwest with the strongest one expected for next weekend. The first weak wave will eject off the Hudson Bay low and wrap all the way back to the west and clip the northeast zones on Tuesday. Model guidance shows enough mid level moisture and instability to support a chance of showers and thunderstorms along the Canadian border...but mainly over the northeast Washington and north Idaho Panhandle mountains. These storms will likely result in brief moderate showers, occasional lighting and gusty outflow winds. Some places in north Idaho may get up to an tenth of an inch of rain which should bring a short respite from the very dry conditions of late. Temperatures are not expected to cool off by much and will remain 10 degrees warmer than normal. For the remainder of the region the forecast will be dry. Weak high pressure will be over the region on Wednesday for dry and warm conditions, but by Thursday the flow flattens and becomes westerly. While this is not expected to result in any cooling to the temperatures it will likely inject some Pacific moisture into the region and result in better over night relative humidity recoveries. Friday into the weekend is when the models start to show some differences in an approaching upper level trough. All the models are showing the trough moving into the eastern Pacific by Friday afternoon. Through the weekend they all are showing slightly different solutions on just how deep and fast(slow) to bring the wave through. Needless to say confidence in any specifics are lacking. However this is a good shower/thunderstorm pattern and the southerly flow that sets up will allow deeper sub-tropical moisture to move into the region. So timing any individual periods of convection will be difficult. A such I chose to broad brush the forecast for the time being and just say that there will be a chance for afternoon and evening showers and thunderstorms focused along the higher terrain surrounding the Columbia Basin beginning Friday and lasting through the weekend. This deeper wave should also result in a cooling trend and periods of breezy/gusty winds. Tobin && Aviation... 12z tafs: wind speeds 15 to 25 kts with gusts to 30 kts will be possible, especially toward Coe and mwh this morning. Winds are expected to slowly decrease later in the day, but gusts toward 20 to 25 kts will be possible even after 18-20z. Expect some elevated layers of smoke from regional wildfires. All taf sites will be dry and VFR. /Ek && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 88 61 92 66 93 66 / 10 0 0 0 10 10 Coeur D'Alene 85 58 90 61 90 61 / 10 10 0 0 10 10 Pullman 89 52 90 56 92 57 / 10 10 0 0 10 10 Lewiston 98 66 97 69 99 68 / 10 10 0 0 0 10 Colville 91 57 95 62 94 60 / 10 0 0 10 20 10 Sandpoint 84 52 88 55 87 54 / 10 10 0 10 30 20 Kellogg 83 53 89 56 88 57 / 10 10 0 0 20 10 Moses Lake 96 66 99 68 101 69 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 98 71 99 73 100 74 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 95 61 97 67 98 66 / 0 0 0 10 10 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...red flag warning until 1 PM PDT this afternoon for East Washington northeast (zone 686). Red flag warning until 3 PM PDT this afternoon for East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)-East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687)-East Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684). && $$