Updated: 1:00 AM PST on December 21, 2014
Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain, then a chance of snow and a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20% .
Clear with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.
Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 30%.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the morning, then overcast with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 40% .
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.
Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Overcast. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Overcast. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.
Mostly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 1F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low of 10F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Low of 10F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.
Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 10F. Winds less than 5 mph.
The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a
* small stream Flood Advisory for rapid rises for...
Paradise creek in west central Latah County in the Panhandle of
* until 715 am PST Sunday
* at 1120 PM PST... the reporting gauge on Paradise creek near the
University of Idaho indicated rapid rises of the creek. The creek
level is nearing 8 feet. At 8.8 feet water will begin backing up
through storm drains on Roosevelt street in Moscow.
* Some locations that will experience flooding include...
Lat... Lon 4680 11686 4669 11693 4667 11704 4678 11703
... Record daily maximum rainfall set at Omak WA Airport...
A record rainfall of 0.83 inches was set at Omak WA Airport
yesterday. This breaks the old record of 0.55 set in 1973.
Precipitation records have been kept since 1931.
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Location: Diamond Street, Kellogg, ID
Updated: 2:41 AM PST
|Temperature: 38.8 °F||Dew Point: 38 °F||Humidity: 97%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.53 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in||Windchill: 39 °F||Graphs|
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 240 am PST sun Dec 21 2014 Synopsis... the active weather from the past few days will begin to wind down today and Monday. Expect warm temperatures and very gusty winds this afternoon. A storm system will move down from the north and impact the region around Christmas eve. This will bring the potential for moderate to heavy snow in the mountains and light accumulations to the valleys. Temperatures are expected to remain above average through early next week...before dropping down toward normal values by Christmas day. Another winter storm may affect the region for next weekend. && Discussion... today through Monday...a fast wave moving quickly through the northern edge of the upper level jet will cut-off the deep moisture tap early this morning. A cold front behind the exiting wave will sag south pushing the moisture further south into northern Oregon and reduce the chances for precipitation today. Well mostly reduce the chances anyway. Strong westerly flow will allow precipitation to slop over the Cascades crest and possibly as far east as the Waterville Plateau for a while this morning. And of course up-sloping flow into the Panhandle and south into the Camas Prairie will keep pretty high pops in those location through the evening. The remainder of the forecast area should see drying conditions. Snow levels are up between 5000-6000 feet for the Cascade and 4500-5000 feet for the Panhandle so precipitation as mainly rain or wet snow. Lookout Pass on I-90 could pick up 2-3 inches of wet snow through the early morning hours. The other weather issue we need to address will be winds this morning. The jet is over head and the models are showing 850 mb winds still around 45-50 kts...with a tightening surface gradient. However that gradient is only around 8 mb kpdx-kgpi and it usually takes more than that. The question comes down to will there be enough mixing with the front to get these winds to surface. Already there have been some gusts in the mountains 45 mph and higher so it looks there is good potential. The best chance looks to be lower Garfield County and spilling into the Palouse and the Lower Basin. A Wind Advisory has been issued for these areas for winds 25-35 mph with gusts 45 mph and possibly higher. All locations should be prepared for breezy/gusty conditions through sunset. Very warm temperatures are also expected with highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s. High pressure will build off the coast tonight and then swing into the region on Monday for further drying. Northwest flow into the the central Panhandle and south into the Camas Prairie will support rain and snow showers. The higher terrain of southern Shoshone County could pick up a few inches of new snow Sunday night and early Monday. With high pressure and a saturated boundary layer areas of fo and stratus will also be likely tonight. Temperatures will begin to cool off on Monday by 5-10 degrees over Sunday, but still well above seasonal normals. Tobin Monday night through Christmas eve...a ridge of high pressure will build into the region Monday night before the next Pacific trough takes aim on the inland northwest. Dry conditions will prevail overnight with fog and low stratus the main weather challenge. A warm front will bring some light precipitation to the region Tuesday but there remains quite a bit of model spread as to how far south the moisture will spread. The latest GFS keeps it across our northern zones while the European model (ecmwf) brings it farther south. The northern valleys may see some very light accumulations Tuesday before warmer air moves in to change it over to rain. The main weather event will be on Wednesday (christmas eve) as an upper trough swings through the region. Models have come into much better agreement on the timing and track of this feature so pops have been raised across the southeast zones where trough cusp dynamics and upslope flow will combine for the best forcing. As mid level flow turns northwesterly Wednesday, snow levels will fall to most valley floors late in the day and even to the Lewis- Clark Valley by Wednesday night. Many of you asked for it, and now it looks more likely that there will be at least a little bit of snow for Christmas day for many locations across the inland northwest. No promises. The southeast zones will likely see light snow accumulations and possibly advisory amounts for the Camas Prairie and Idaho Palouse. Traveling the passes will be troublesome. Christmas day through Saturday...the upper trough axis will move east of the forecast area ans large scale northwest flow will commence. Passing shortwave energy will maintain the threat of snow showers into the weekend. The best chance for accumulating snow for Friday will be in the Idaho Panhandle. Another Pacific trough will be waiting in the wings with the potential to affect the region by next weekend. Only minor changes made to the extended forecast. /Kelch && Aviation... 06z tafs: steady rain continues for a few more hours at all eastern terminals with MVFR/IFR cigs and vis. LIFR conditions at keat and kmwh with vcsh...but westerly winds will pick up and start to shadow the east slopes and basin and improve conditions through the night. Winds are expected to increase very early Sunday morning. There is a moderate potential for several hours of low level wind shear as winds 2-3k ft agl incr btwn 40-60 kts. Strong winds will continue Sunday coupled with decreasing pcpn and improving cigs/vis aft 18z. Most terminals will have a strong potential to experience VFR conditions btwn aft 21z with gusty winds continuing into the early evening. && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 47 31 39 30 40 34 / 20 10 10 10 30 40 Coeur D'Alene 46 31 39 28 39 34 / 40 20 20 10 30 60 Pullman 50 36 43 31 43 34 / 80 50 30 10 20 40 Lewiston 52 38 47 32 46 36 / 60 50 20 10 20 40 Colville 42 28 38 27 36 32 / 20 10 10 10 40 50 Sandpoint 41 30 37 26 36 33 / 60 20 10 10 40 60 Kellogg 42 31 37 27 36 33 / 90 90 40 10 50 60 Moses Lake 51 33 43 31 42 34 / 10 10 10 0 20 20 Wenatchee 47 34 42 32 39 33 / 20 20 10 10 30 20 Omak 41 28 36 28 35 31 / 10 10 10 0 40 40 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...Wind Advisory until 4 PM PST this afternoon for Idaho Palouse- Lewis and southern Nez Perce counties-Lewiston area. Washington...Wind Advisory until 4 PM PST this afternoon for lower Garfield and Asotin counties-northeast Blue Mountains-Spokane area- upper Columbia Basin-Washington Palouse. Wind Advisory until 10 am PST this morning for Moses Lake area- Waterville Plateau. && $$