Updated: 3:49 am PST on February 6, 2016
Cloudy with scattered snow showers. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s. West wind 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of snow showers. Lows in the mid to upper 20s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s.
Mostly sunny. Not as cool. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Highs in the mid 40s to lower 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Highs in the 40s.
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Location: Diamond Street, Kellogg, ID
Updated: 12:18 PM PST
|Temperature: 41.5 °F||Dew Point: 33 °F||Humidity: 71%||Wind: NW at 3.0 mph||Pressure: 30.39 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 42 °F||Graphs|
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 353 am PST Sat Feb 6 2016 Synopsis... today will be breezy with rain and snow showers over the mountains of the Idaho Panhandle and over the Cascades. Strong high pressure will build over the Pacific northwest Sunday bringing dry weather and light winds. Mild high pressure is expected for the first half of the week. The chance for light rain will return Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. && Discussion... Today: a narrow band of precipitation (along a quick moving frontal system) will impact the Idaho Panhandle early this morning. As of 2 am, moderate snow was falling over the mountains of Shoshone County above 3500 feet. Dot cameras at Lookout Pass showed accumulations on Interstate 90 at 4700 feet. The most significant snow at Lookout Pass will occur between now and sunrise with 2 to 4 inches expected before snow decreases to snow showers by mid morning. Post frontal snow showers will also occur over the northern Cascades early this morning. Westerlies of 45 to 55kts at 700mb will push some of these convective bands as far east as plain, Mazama, Twisp, and upper portions of Lake Chelan. However, accumulations this morning should be an inch or less given the mild temps and transient nature of these showers. Even web cameras at Stevens Pass suggest the snow is having a tough time accumulating so the Winter Weather Advisory for the east slopes of the northern Cascades will be cancelled. Breezy southwest winds will make it feel chilly today despite above average temperatures. A few wind sensors gusted into the 40-45mph range with the passage of the cold front early this morning, but the gustiness has abated a bit over the Palouse, West Plains, and upper Columbia Basin. Our surface pressure gradients will relax through the day today, but we may see a resurgence of gusts to 35 mph around mid morning following sunrise. By early evening, winds region-wide should be 5 mph or less as surface high pressure quickly becomes established under a building upper ridge. Tonight and sunday: our upper ridge will have a good deal of mid and upper level moisture associated with it tonight into Sunday. Looking at model soundings from the GFS and NAM, it is tough to tell how thick clouds will be tonight into Sunday. The sounding carry a good deal of moisture, but don't saturate suggesting transient bands of clouds. A bit of very light precipitation is depicted by the NAM and GFS Sunday afternoon and evening over the Cascades, Okanogan Highlands, and northeast Washington mountains. A 20-30 percent chance of light rain and snow has been added to the forecast with Little Mountain snow accumulation expected. /Gkoch Sunday night through friday: models continue to show an upper ridge building Monday and Tuesday. This will lead to strengthening temperature inversions with areas of low clouds and patchy fog forming in the valleys. Above the inversion mostly clear skies and mild conditions will occur in the mountains as 850mb temperatures rise into the 5-10c range. The Palouse, Lewiston area, possibly extending west towards Ritzville will benefit from easterly downslope boundary layer winds which keeps these areas out of the low clouds with very mild temps in the lower to mid 50s. A few record highs are possible. The ridge begins to weaken on Wednesday however mild temperatures will continue. Thursday and Friday an upper trough begins to approach the Washington and Oregon coast. Models disagree with the details of when the next round of potential precipitation arrives so did not make many changes. Prevailing southwest flow however should result in a continuation of mild temperatures and high snow levels when precip does arrive. Jw && Aviation... 12z tafs: strong mixing behind a departing cold front will disperse the low clouds that have plagued the region for days. VFR conditions are expected at the taf sites today and most of tonight. There may be a bit of fog development in the sheltered areas of northeast Washington and north Idaho overnight into Sunday morning, but that is at the outer portions of this 24 hour taf. /Gkoch && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 40 28 40 30 45 31 / 10 0 10 10 0 0 Coeur D'Alene 40 26 39 31 46 32 / 20 0 10 10 0 0 Pullman 42 30 44 34 50 35 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Lewiston 50 32 50 37 52 36 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Colville 39 27 36 30 41 31 / 10 0 10 10 0 0 Sandpoint 39 27 36 30 41 32 / 30 10 10 10 0 0 Kellogg 36 26 37 31 45 32 / 60 10 10 10 0 0 Moses Lake 46 29 43 29 45 31 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Wenatchee 42 29 38 30 41 31 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Omak 40 26 34 29 37 29 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...none. && $$