Updated: 2:18 AM PDT on January 28, 2015
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 67F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 41F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Considerable clouds early. Some decrease in clouds later in the day. High around 65F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
A few clouds. Low 43F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 69F. Winds S at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly cloudy skies. Low around 45F. Winds SSE at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later in the day. High around 60F. Winds WSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Cloudy skies early will become partly cloudy later at night. Low 36F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy early with increasing clouds overnight. Low 34F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 59F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low around 35F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny skies. High 58F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph.
A few clouds from time to time. Low 36F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy. High 58F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy skies. Low 37F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Rain showers in the morning becoming more intermittent in the afternoon. High 57F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.
A shower or two around the area in the evening, then partly cloudy overnight. Low around 35F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 59F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Partly cloudy. Low 37F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 61F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
A few clouds from time to time. Low near 40F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
... High temperature records for Friday March 27th...
Site high temp prev record/year records since
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Lind 73 69 1994 1931
Priest River 69 65 1941 1898
Pullman Airport 72 65 1952 1940
Lewiston Airport 76 73 1986 1881
LaCrosse 76 70 1994 1931
Moses Lake 71 70 1969 1947
... Warmest low temperature records for Friday March 27th...
Site warm low temp prev record/year records since
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Lind 46 45 2005 1931
Lewiston Airport 48 47 1986 1881
Moses Lake 44 43 2005 1947
Mazama 40 34 1992 1948
boundary dam 37 36 1978 1965
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Location: Grand Forks
Updated: 5:07 AM PDT
|Temperature: 49.9 °F||Dew Point: 41 °F||Humidity: 71%||Wind: NNE at 9.0 mph||Pressure: 29.78 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Windchill: 46 °F||Graphs|
Location: Bodie Mountain, Onion Creek, WA
Updated: 5:01 AM PDT
|Temperature: 46.7 °F||Dew Point: 47 °F||Humidity: 100%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.61 in||Hourly Precipitation: -||Windchill: 47 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 447 am PDT Sat Mar 28 2015 Synopsis... today will be quite windy, especially in the morning. West winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph will be common throughout the inland northwest with gusts as high as 45 mph over the Palouse. Showers will linger over the Idaho Panhandle through early this afternoon. The weather Sunday and Monday should be mild and relatively dry. Another fast moving front on Tuesday will bring more showers, wind, and onset to another few days of unsettled weather. && Discussion... ..windy today with the highest gusts this morning over the Palouse... Today: a cold front will race eastward this morning. By sunrise most of the precipitation behind this front will clear eastern Washington with showers lingering in Idaho through early afternoon. Windy conditions are expected over most of the inland northwest today, especially this morning. * Winds: a Wind Advisory remains in effect for the Palouse and the Pomeroy area through 11 am. As of 2 am, the surface cold front extended from southern Alberta through northwest Montana into the southern Idaho Panhandle. Strong pressure rises in central Oregon had contributed to the tightening of the southwest gradient across Washington and north Idaho. As cold air advection steepens our low level lapse rates during the next couple of hours, momentum Transfer from 850mb and above will become more efficient allowing wind of 40 kts to mix to the surface in east and southeast Washington. The rising terrain of the Palouse, foothills of the Blue Mountains, and the Pomeroy area should experience the strongest winds under the core of the low level jet. The West Plains and Waterville Plateau may also experience gusts of 40 mph or more which will be close to advisory criteria. The highest gust potential will be this morning. By afternoon, low pressure will be racing through the Canadian prairies and our surface gradient will relax a bit. Breezy conditions will persist through sunset, but gusts should decrease into the 30-35 mph range by early afternoon. * Precipitation: the surface front has outpaced the mid-level front driving most of the rain showers. We have seen a marked decrease in the amount of lightning as deep low level cold advection has taken a bite out of our instability. Little more than a handful of lightning strikes are expected for the remainder of this event with the best possibility along the Canadian border under the 500mb cold pool. Snow levels will fall to 5000 feet by late morning leading to some light accumulations on the high peaks of the Idaho Panhandle and the Cascades above pass levels. Sunday: a Flat Ridge of upper level high pressure will develop tonight in the wake of today's storm. At this time, the models are in decent agreement that the core of the polar jet will be directed toward Vancouver Island and southern British Columbia Sunday and Sunday night. Low rain/snow chances have been retained along the Cascade crest mainly north of Stevens Pass Sunday along with a mention of a 20 percent chance over the mountain ridges along the Canadian border near Northport and Priest Lake. The remainder of the inland northwest should be dry with the most significant cloud cover (mid/high clouds) north of Interstate 90. /Gkoch Monday through thursday: the active Spring like weather will continue well into next week. Monday will be a transition day with mostly dry conditions as midlevel flow buckles to the southwest ahead of the next trof approaching. This will nudge any lingering cloud cover northward bringing a strong potential for an abundance of sunshine and mild temperatures across the region. The next upper-level trof will push into the region Monday night and linger through Thursday bringing several rounds of showers, gusty winds, and more seasonal temperatures. The first round of showers will accompany the leading cold front Monday night. Gusty winds will develop behind the front and persist into Tuesday. Meanwhile, the atmosphere will become increasingly unstable as the polar jet noses into southern Oregon and 500mb temperatures cool near -30c. A combination of forcing along smaller scale circulations (ie vort max), orographic ascent, and diurnal heating will promote numerous clusters of showers and possibly a few thunderstorms. Overall, it will be unsettled and showery but not the steady rains experienced on the 25th. Monday will be the warmest and driest day. Tuesday will be the windiest day with the potential for sustained winds 15-30 mph and gusts in excess of 40 mph. Winds remain breezy through the week but not near the speeds expected Tuesday. Thursday night through saturday: the persistent trof lingering through Thursday will finally eject to the east as yet another deep upper-level trof near the coast. There should be a short- lived break as one system departs and the second approaches the coast but models are not in good agreement on the extent of this break. GFS has a break of roughly 6-8 hours before the next frontal system arrives thur nt into Friday. This has support from its ensemble mean but not the European model (ecmwf) which is roughly 24-30 hours slower. So timing is a bit sketchy at this time but model consensus is suggesting this will be another multi day trof and much cooler than the previous few largely in response to high pressure nosing into the Gulf of Alaska and drawing cooler air south through wrn Canada. As previously mentioned, numerous rounds of showers will be possible from a combination of elements but in comparison to the system for Tue-thur, snow levels will be lower for several days, thunder chances will be lower due to lack of charge separation, and graupel or snow could fall to some valley floors. In addition, look for temperatures to cool back several degrees below normal. We will be keeping a very close eye on this event with the potential for early freeze warnings. /Sb && Aviation... 12z tafs: strong Post-frontal winds will impact the taf sites through mid to late afternoon today. West winds sustained 20 to 25kts with gusts up to 35kts are expected with the highest gusts at kgeg and kpuw. Rain over the Idaho Panhandle will decrease to scattered showers between 15-18z. Mixing this morning should lead to improvement in ceilings, but a broken cumulus deck will likely bring a 2500 to 4000 deck back to Coeur D'Alene, Sandpoint, and possibly Spokane felts by 17-19z. Winds will diminish quickly with the setting sun. /Gkoch && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 59 38 58 40 64 42 / 20 0 10 10 10 20 Coeur D'Alene 58 36 58 39 64 40 / 50 0 10 10 10 30 Pullman 57 38 58 41 65 42 / 40 0 10 10 10 30 Lewiston 67 40 64 42 69 44 / 20 0 0 0 10 20 Colville 63 37 60 39 64 39 / 20 10 20 10 10 30 Sandpoint 56 35 56 36 61 39 / 70 0 10 10 10 40 Kellogg 53 36 56 38 62 38 / 90 10 10 10 10 40 Moses Lake 68 39 65 40 69 44 / 0 0 10 0 10 10 Wenatchee 66 42 64 45 68 43 / 10 0 10 10 10 20 Omak 67 38 62 39 67 40 / 0 10 10 10 10 20 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...Wind Advisory until 11 am PDT this morning for Idaho Palouse. Washington...Wind Advisory until 11 am PDT this morning for lower Garfield and Asotin counties-Washington Palouse. && $$