Updated: 2:50 am PDT on August 4, 2015
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the upper 80s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the afternoon.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the evening.
Sunny. Highs around 80. Breezy. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s to lower 60s. Highs in the 80s.
... Red flag warning remains in effect until 9 PM PDT Wednesday
for wind and low relative humidity for fwz 677 (central Cascade
* affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 674 East
Washington Palouse (zone 674)... fire weather zone 676 East
Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676) and fire
weather zone 677 East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone
* Winds: west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
* Relative humidities: 12 to 20 percent.
* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with any new or ongoing
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.
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Location: Oregon Street North, Edwall, WA
Updated: 4:35 AM PDT
|Temperature: 55.9 °F||Dew Point: 38 °F||Humidity: 51%||Wind: North at -||Pressure: 26.52 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Graphs|
Location: 291 @ 231, Ford, WA
Updated: 4:40 AM PDT
|Temperature: 57.9 °F||Dew Point: 49 °F||Humidity: 71%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.79 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: Four Mound Prairie, Reardan, WA
Updated: 4:41 AM PDT
|Temperature: 61.3 °F||Dew Point: 45 °F||Humidity: 54%||Wind: SE at 1.6 mph||Pressure: 30.07 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: In town, Medical Lake, WA
Updated: 4:41 AM PDT
|Temperature: 62.4 °F||Dew Point: 49 °F||Humidity: 61%||Wind: SE at 2.2 mph||Pressure: 29.67 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: Seven Bays, Seven Bays, WA
Updated: 4:38 AM PDT
|Temperature: 66.2 °F||Dew Point: 51 °F||Humidity: 59%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.74 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
Location: Two Rivers Marina F-Dock, Davenport, WA
Updated: 4:41 AM PDT
|Temperature: 63.5 °F||Dew Point: 58 °F||Humidity: 82%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.60 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 426 am PDT Tuesday Aug 4 2015 Synopsis.... another warm, dry and breezy day is expected across much of the inland northwest today. Cooler temperatures and breezier conditions are expected Wednesday following the arrival of a cold front. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms arrives next weekend as yet another cosed low is expected to move into the region. && Discussion... today through wednesday: the upper level shortwave disturbance producing some very light showers across the northern Panhandle will begin to exit the region early this morning. The focus will then shift toward the deeper upper level low pressure circulation spinning over central British Columbia. The center of the low is progged to slowly drift into southern British Columbia by Wednesday afternoon. Water vapor satellite imagery shows a well defined dry slot pushing across Vancouver Island on the backside of a cold front. This cold front will push east of the Cascades late this morning and across the interior of eastern Washington through this afternoon. Decent cold air advection through the Cascade gaps will provide good packing of the isobars and will keep winds breezy across this area. Winds up at 850 mbs will be between 15-20 kts across the basin into the Spokane area and Palouse region. Enough momentum Transfer will also keep these areas breezy with winds picking up through the late morning and afternoon. We will continue to be dry today, especially with the cold front delivering another punch of dry air down the Lee side of the Cascades. Breezy winds and dry conditions will provide the potential for rapid fire spread of any new or ongoing fires with the current red flag warning remaining valid. The little bit of moisture that has moved across the northern mountains tonight will keep dew points up into the lower to mid 40s across these areas before the drier air arrives. This should be just enough moisture for some afternoon convection, especially near the Canadian border. Instability will be weak, so thunderstorm coverage will likely be isolated in nature. Winds will increase across much of the region on Wednesday with frontal passage. Chances for showers will increase across the northern Cascade mtns, which will lead to increasing relative humidity values. This will be a welcome sign for this area with wind speeds remaining elevated. The higher dew points do not figure to spread much further east, so relative humidity values dipping into the teens are expected to be common once again on Wednesday across the basin and over into the lower elevations of the Idaho Panhandle. Temperatures will continue to cool over the next couple of days. High temperatures by Wednesday will be in the upper 70s to mid 80s, which will be slightly below normal for early August. /Svh Wednesday night through Tuesday...the models are coming into better agreement showing one closed low moving slowly out of the region Wednesday night and Thursday...and another closed low coming into the region Saturday. In between weather systems expect a short lived and transient ridge of high pressure. Wednesday night and Thursday...this close low tracks through central b.C. And just grazes the northern mountains. Deep moisture is lacking but there is some weak surfaced based and mid level instability with the cold core to support showers and a few scattered lightning strikes Wednesday evening and again Thursday afternoon. Precipitation will be spotty and on the light side. Winds will remain southwest to west but not as breezy as on Wednesday. With the cooler air advecting into the region temperatures will be down another 2-3 degrees over Wednesday and likely the coolest temperatures of the week. Thursday night and Friday will be dry with a warming trend as the transient ridge builds into the region. Temperatures will quickly climb back into the mid 80s and lower 90s which will be very near seasonal averages. Saturday and through the weekend...there are still some timing differences but overall the trend is similar showing another closed low dropping south along the b.C. Coast Saturday, but this time dropping further south to roughly the northwest Washington coast Sunday before moving back to the northeast and through b.C. Sunday night and Monday. While this disturbance will likely tap into deeper moisture the storm track suggest that the main moisture and dynamics will just clip the northern Cascades and northern Washington mountains and that will be the focus for scattered showers and embedded thunderstorms. Precipitation will be spotty, but the convective nature concludes that some areas could pick up some quick but heavy rain. A secondary wave will take a more southerly Route and track northeast through Oregon and central Idaho. At this time it looks like this wave will stay to the south of the Blue Mountains and the Camas Prairie. The forecast leans toward some low end pops in the forecast but there is more confidence in mid and high level clouds then showers. Southwest flow will keep temperatures in the mid 80s to lower 90s and near seasonal averages. Southwest winds will be on the increase as the disturbance tracks through the region but only in the 5-15 mph category. Tobin && Aviation... 12z tafs: a weak upper level disturbance will continue to clear east of the Panhandle early this morning; however, the region will begin to be influenced by a deeper upper level low sliding southward across British Columbia. This system will result in a chance for showers and thunderstorms near the Canadian border this afternoon. An approaching cold front will also result in breezy conditions this afternoon across the region with gusts up to 25 mph possible. /Svh && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 87 59 80 57 77 57 / 0 10 0 0 10 0 Coeur D'Alene 87 57 79 55 77 53 / 10 10 0 0 10 0 Pullman 86 53 78 52 76 51 / 10 10 0 0 10 0 Lewiston 95 64 85 61 85 60 / 10 10 0 0 0 0 Colville 89 56 81 54 79 53 / 20 20 10 10 10 0 Sandpoint 85 50 78 50 74 47 / 10 10 10 10 10 10 Kellogg 86 54 77 52 74 50 / 10 10 10 0 10 0 Moses Lake 92 59 84 57 84 56 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 90 66 81 63 85 64 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 92 57 81 56 84 57 / 10 10 10 10 10 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...red flag warning until 9 PM PDT Wednesday for East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)-East Washington Palouse and Spokane area (zone 674)-East Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676). && $$