Kettle Falls, Washington Weather Conditions

Severe Weather Alerts

Your Weather

To update your location please enter your ZIP code, city, state, airport code or country in the field below. Weather by E-mail: Forecast storm alerts. Weather E-Mail Alert Sign Up »

Current Conditions

  • 33°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 75%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 30.37 in. +
  • Heat Index: 28

Select a Section

Click a section below for more information.

Next 12 Hours

7  pm
10  pm
1  am
4  am
7  am
Partly Cloudy
Partly Cloudy
Chance of Snow
Chance of Snow
Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 25 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Kettle Falls, Washington

Updated: 7:00 PM PST on December 22, 2014

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow, then a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 23F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow and a chance of rain in the evening, then overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ENE after midnight. Chance of snow 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 23F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 14F. Winds from the North at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 14F with a windchill as low as 3F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 25F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 5F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 7F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 9F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 04:48 PM PST on December 22, 2014

... Record high temperature set at Wenatchee WA pangborn field...

a record high temperature of 51 degrees was set at Wenatchee WA
pangborn field today. This breaks the old record of 48 set in 1978.
Records have been kept at this location since 1959.

Personal Weather Stations

Personal Weather Stations [Add your weather station!]

Location: Grand Forks

Updated: 6:58 PM PST

Temperature: 29.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

Location: Squaw Creek Ranch Weather Station, Northport, WA

Updated: 7:00 PM PST

Temperature: 31.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Northport WA US, Northport, WA

Updated: 6:17 PM PST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: WNW at 1 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Red Mountain, Rossland

Updated: 6:55 PM PST

Temperature: 27.8 °F Dew Point: 21 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: NE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 26.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 28 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion


Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
348 PM PST Monday Dec 22 2014 

expect dry conditions with areas of fog tonight and early Tuesday. 
Light mountain snow and valley rain or snow will return late 
Tuesday. An organized storm system will 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. 
Another storm will impact the region next weekend. 



Tonight and tuesday: as of 2pm, the majority of the snow showers 
over the central and southern Idaho Panhandle have exited south 
and east of our area. Fog and stratus has continued to decrease 
through the morning and early afternoon hours with only some 
stubborn fog remaining in the northeastern valleys of Washington 
encompassing Chewelah, Colville and Northport among others. Slow 
dissipations will continue through the remaining afternoon hours 
before redevelopment is expected this evening into the overnight 

For tonight we will continue to see a ridge of high pressure move 
over the area that will allow for calm and stable conditions 
to set up. With sufficient low level moisture coupled with light 
winds and cooling temperatures, low stratus and fog is expected 
to develop. Much of the region is anticipated to see fog and/or 
stratus with the Palouse being the only higher confidence area to 
remain clear due to the downsloping off the terrain to the southeast. 

Tuesday will bring the front edge of our next approaching storm 
system with it reaching the Cascades early Tuesday before 
spreading east into northern Washington midday. Snow levels drop 
to near valleys floors for the east slopes and northern Washington valleys 
by this point allowing for almost all precip to fall as snow. 
Throughout Tuesday the majority of the precipitation will remain 
confined to the Cascades with only lighter amounts outside of this 
area. Snow totals through Tuesday afternoon will generally sit in 
the 3 to 8 inch range for the higher Cascades with 2 to 5 inches 
possible at Stevens Pass. This could lead to some slick conditions 
over the pass. Other areas will generally receive under an inch 
through the day. This period merely serves as the introduction for the 
complex weather present through the middle of the week. /Fliehman 

..moderate threat for snow to impact mountain passes Wednesday... 
..Lighter accumulations possible in the valleys of northern Idaho... 

Tuesday night through thursday: a moist storm system will pass through 
the region during this time-frame bringing mountain snows, a mix 
of valley rain/snow, and return to more seasonal temperatures. 
Confidence is increasing with this system as the GFS is now better 
aligned with the NAM/sref/ec. Consequently, a trof of low pressure 
dropping out of the Gulf of Alaska will shove a rich, narrow plume of 
moisture across the Canadian border Tuesday night then southward 
through the remainder of ern Washington/nrn Idaho through the day 
Wednesday...finally departing Thursday morning with drier and 
cooler conditions settling in. Light to moderate precipitation 
will accompany the passing moisture plume and largely fall as 
mountain snow and valley rain with a few exceptions. The first is 
the potential for the air mass to remain cool enough in the 
valleys adjacent to the Canadian border (bonners Ferry, Metaline 
Falls, laurier) and second being cooler air bleeding into the 
region on the backside of the steady precipitation bringing a 
switch from rain to snow which also introduces the possibility to 
a period of light valley snow before all said and done. The later 
scenario does not typically support accumulations because valley 
temperatures rarely cool enough even after the switch over and 
there is always the possibility that precipitation ends too quick. 

* Snow: most mountain locations will receive some snow. The 
heaviest mountain snow look to be along the Cascade crest and 
Idaho Panhandle where 6-12 inches will be possible. For the 
Cascades, this will start above pass levels Tuesday evening then 
fall to pass levels overnight which will reduce pass level 
accumulations significantly. Confidence is moderate to high but 
actual snow levels at pass levels will fluctuate some so 
particular accumulations between 4-5k feet carry moderate to low 

Northern valleys: a few inches of snow will be possible in the 
valleys of northeastern Washington and northern Idaho including Bonners 
Ferry, Sandpoint, Metaline Falls, and Ione. Thermal profiles that 
set up Tuesday afternoon will be critical for expected amounts and 
if these locations change to rain Wednesday morning. Model 
guidance indicates ranges from less than an inch to up to five 
inches. Quantitative precipitation forecast amounts definitely support this but thermal profiles 
carry low confidence. 

Southeast: 2-4 inches will be possible in the blue mtns, Camas Prairie, 
and benches surrounding the central Panhandle mtns of Idaho Wednesday 
night into Thursday morning following the transition from rain to 
snow. This includes locations like Anatone, Winchester, Nez Perce, 
Deary, and Santa to name a few. Confidence is higher for the Camas 
Prairie and blue mtns than central Panhandle mtn area. 

Valleys below 3000 feet: (except near immediate Canadian border) trace 
to 1.5 inches possible east of a line from Republic to Pomeroy 
with snow chances arriving Wednesday afternoon as rain switches to 
snow. Confidence for any particular amount is very low due to 
temperatures remaining above freezing. Slightly better chances 
will be for communities above 2000 feet. This includes northern 
Idaho, Spokane-cda area, Palouse, and Lewiston area. 

* Mountain passes: snow is likely to impact mountain passes alongi-90, 
Hwy 2, and Hwy 20 starting Tuesday night and continue through 
Wednesday. For additional travel information: click the seasonal 
links over the map on our home Page or visit the Washington or Idaho dot 

snoqualmie: will start off as rain Tuesday evening but should 
switch to snow by early Wednesday morning. Amounts look to be 

Lookout pass: will start off as snow Tuesday night, may briefly mix 
with rain or become heavy wet snow overnight, then become all 
snow for Wednesday. Moderate to heavy amounts are possible. 

Hwy 2: 
Stevens pass: will be a mix of rain/snow or rain Tuesday evening 
but should quickly switch over to snow overnight and remain snow 
on Wednesday. Amounts look to be light. 

Hwy 20: 
Sherman pass: snow Tuesday night into Wednesday morning then 
tapering off through the day. Amounts will look to be light 

Christmas night and friday: an upper level ridge temporarily 
builds into the pac northwest for generally decreasing chance of 
precipitation. The best chance of precip will reside over the 
central and southern Idaho Panhandle. Temperatures will be around 
average for this time of the year. 

Saturday through sunday: another upper level trough will move 
into the pac northwest bringing a round of mainly snow to the area. There 
are some pretty big differences in the GFS and ec with this 
potential winter weather event. The GFS is quicker in bringing the 
trough towards the West Coast and breaking down the ridge. GFS 
shows it crossing the Cascades by Saturday morning. Meanwhile the 
European model (ecmwf) has it off the Washington coast during that time. The ec also takes 
the bulk of the energy to the south of our area. Both models do 
show a surface low moving through...the GFS takes it right through 
Spokane...the ec has it closer to the Washington/or border. The main 
changes made to the forecast was increased chance of precipitation 
quite a bit starting Friday night and continuing through Sunday. 
The bulk of the precip looks to fall Saturday though. Temps look 
to be tricky Saturday as southerly flow will bring warmer air into 
portions of the Columbia Basin. How far that warm air GOES will 
make or break our chance of snow for Spokane. Currently going 33 
for a high in Spokane. Think the West Plains will see snow with 
the lower elevations of downtown Spokane and out towards the 
valley will see rain/snow mix. All valleys north of Spokane should 
see snow. The rain/snow area will be Wenatchee into Moses Lake, 
Ritzville and La Crosse. By Sunday night the low shifts south or 
east and our flow turns more northerly. This will usher in cooler 
temperatures as well as drier air. Sunday generally chance of 
precip will be wanning as drier air approaches. 

Monday: the drier air arrives and dries US out. Have decreased 
chance of precip so that only mention of snow is across the 
southern corner of Shoshone co and in the Camas Prairie. The drier 
air brings clearing skies. That also means good radiational 
cooling during the night and trying to recover during the day. 
Have trended temperatures down. Temps Sunday night into Monday 
will be about 2-8 degrees below average for this time of the year. 
The colder temps will be across extreme eastern Washington and north 
Idaho...with just slightly below average temps across central Washington. 
Monday high temps will be about 2-9 degrees below average. Monday 
night into Tuesday temps have the potential to be even colder... 


00z tafs: VFR conditions expected at all taf sites through 06z 
Tuesday as high pressure builds over the region. After 06z the 
main forecast issue will be the possible formation of IFR or low 
MVFR stratus under a strengthening inversion over the Columbia 
Basin and kgeg vcnty taf sites...but an increase in mid level 
clouds overnight may limit inversion strength and lessen the 
chance of any significant stratus. The best chance for stratus 
formation will be the keat and kmwh taf sites where the surface 
gradient will bank moist low level air against the Cascades. After 
20z Tuesday a moist flow and weak warm front formation over 
eastern Washington will promote ceilings to lower to MVFR at the 
kgeg area taf sites with -sn possible near or after 00z Wednesday. 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 28 38 34 38 26 34 / 0 10 60 90 30 10 
Coeur D'Alene 28 38 33 37 26 34 / 0 10 80 90 40 10 
Pullman 29 41 34 40 29 35 / 0 10 20 100 70 10 
Lewiston 32 43 37 43 32 38 / 0 10 10 100 80 10 
Colville 26 36 30 35 25 32 / 10 30 70 50 10 10 
Sandpoint 27 35 30 35 27 32 / 10 20 100 90 40 10 
Kellogg 27 35 33 35 29 31 / 0 20 80 100 90 30 
Moses Lake 30 40 35 39 28 38 / 0 10 10 70 10 10 
Wenatchee 31 40 34 39 29 36 / 0 20 10 50 10 10 
Omak 27 36 30 36 25 31 / 0 30 30 20 10 10 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday evening through Wednesday 
afternoon for northern Panhandle. 

Winter Storm Watch from Tuesday evening through Thursday morning 
for central Panhandle mountains. 


National Weather Service Glossary of Abbreviations

Non-Expanded Version (with abbreviations)

Powered by the Weather Underground, Inc.

Local Weather Radars

Area Radar & Satellite


Detailed History