Updated: 3:33 am PDT on October 6, 2015
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s.
Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 60s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the mid to upper 40s.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.
Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.
Rain likely. Lows in the lower 50s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Lows in the mid 40s.
113 am PDT Tue Oct 6 2015
An air quality alert has been issued by the following agency:
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Due to wildfire smoke, the Idaho department of environmental
quality (dec) has issued an air quality forecast and caution for
residents in Shoshone County for periodic degraded air quality. Air
quality is currently unhealthy for sensitive groups across the
area and can degrade further due to the smoldering wildfires in
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Location: Diamond Street, Kellogg, ID
Updated: 7:36 AM PDT
|Temperature: 36.6 °F||Dew Point: 34 °F||Humidity: 90%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 30.09 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 37 °F||Graphs|
Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 436 am PDT Tuesday Oct 6 2015 Synopsis... high pressure will deliver dry conditions and light winds today. This ridge of high pressure weakens mid week with a chance of light rain entering the region. A big shift in the weather pattern will bring an increasing risk for rain...mild temperatures...and windy conditions late week and into the weekend. && Discussion... Today through Wed nt: the upper ridging which helped to bring dry wx the last couple days will weaken over the region ahead of an approaching maritime frontal system currently off the pac NW coast. Our first threat of rain will be Wed, with this threat not ending until thurs. Forced by moderate moist isentropic ascent over a warmfront, this rain should be fairly light and amount to no more than a tenth of an inch for most towns. The main change we made to the fcst was to increase pcpn amnts a bit for southeast WA and the cntrl Idaho Panhandle Wed and Wed nt. By late Wed nt, this front will have moved far enough north to end the pcpn threat for a large part of the Columbia Basin.Bz Thursday through Friday morning: a warm front will continue to lift north out of the region and high pressure will briefly restrengthen. Look for lingering clouds and light rain to lift north through NE Washington and the Idaho Panhandle by late afternoon and majority of the region experiencing dry and mild conditions. Friday afternoon through tuesday: weather models continue to show an active weather pattern for the upcoming weekend...continuing into Monday before things calm down around Tuesday. This has been a consistent message over the last few days and confidence continues to grow. Confidence is highest for above normal warmth (fri/sat), rain along the Cascade crest and northern mountains, and gusty winds. Uncertainty exists for rain chances away from these locations, amounts in any given location, and strength of wind speeds. * Overview: the large scale weather pattern over the northern Pacific will undergo some major changes as low pressure becomes re- established over the Gulf of Alaska. A strengthening southwesterly jet on its southern and eastern flank will draw subtropical moisture toward the pac northwest. Initially, the jet is aimed into southwestern British Columbia Friday but shortwave energy ejecting from the low will waver the jet southward at times and allow frontal systems to pass through the region. This will be a very anomalously rich moisture plume which will contain the remnants of tropical storm 07c (oho) currently south of the Hawaiian islands. I anticipate this tropical moisture will also play havoc with weather models for the next few days regarding the finer details but all data suggest precipitable waters to surge near to over an inch by the weekend. To put this into perspective: the precipitable water output on the naefs (north American ensemble forecast system) has never been observed in the cfsr climatology for a 3-week period centered around October 10th. The period of record is from 1979-2009. * Rain: a steady and potentially moderate rain is setting up for the Cascade crest and northern mountains. Pending the strength of each frontal system, rain chances will waver north and south however it does look promising for a Cascade rain shadow so forecast will go with lower chances along Hwy 97 and western Columbia Basin, highest northern mountains, and carry the lowest confidence south of Spokane to Kellogg. Saturday night and Sunday look to be the best chance for rain outside the mountains with the passage of a cold front. Moderate rainfall amounts will be possible but carry high uncertainty. * Wind: Saturday and Sunday stand out as the windiest days right now. Per latest GFS, there is a potential for sustained winds between 15-30 mph with gusts toward 30-45 mph and higher gusts in the mountains. This will be a more typical wind direction that blows from southwest to northeast. * Temperatures: Friday and Saturday will be the warmest days with 70s common in most locations. Some areas of southeastern Washington and the lower Idaho Panhandle stand a decent shot of 80s. The air mass will cool Sunday and Monday but only knock temperatures back into the 60s...still a handful of degrees above October standards. * Impacts: details are far from certain to hone in on exact impacts but pattern recognition suggest the potential for wind impacts and maybe excessive rain with the idea of moisture from a tropical storm coming through. Given how the Summer has gone, blowing dust cannot be ruled out either. /Sb && Aviation... 12z tafs: VFR wx conditions are expected...with high cloud ceilings of 25k-30k ft agl. Gusty winds are not expected and should remain light and diurnally/terrain driven. && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 72 49 68 51 71 52 / 0 0 10 20 20 10 Coeur D'Alene 72 46 68 48 71 50 / 0 0 10 20 20 10 Pullman 74 46 68 51 74 51 / 0 0 10 30 10 10 Lewiston 77 52 73 55 78 55 / 0 0 20 30 10 10 Colville 76 45 69 47 69 47 / 0 10 10 20 20 10 Sandpoint 69 41 66 43 67 46 / 0 10 10 20 20 10 Kellogg 72 45 65 45 68 49 / 0 0 10 30 20 10 Moses Lake 76 47 73 52 76 51 / 0 10 10 20 10 10 Wenatchee 76 55 74 56 75 56 / 0 10 20 20 10 10 Omak 74 51 74 53 73 53 / 0 10 10 20 20 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...none. && $$