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Current Conditions

  • 32°
  • Fog
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 0.5 miles
  • Dew Point: 31°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Tuesday
  • Fog
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Fog
  • Wednesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Kettle Falls, Washington

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on January 27, 2015

Dense fog advisory in effect until noon PST today...
  • Tuesday

    Overcast. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 28F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

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

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

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

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

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

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Dense Fog Advisory  Statement as of 5:12 am PST on January 27, 2015


... Dense fog advisory remains in effect until noon PST today...

* timing... through Tuesday morning.

* Locations... in Idaho... US 95 between Athol and Bonners Ferry.
In Washington... Interstate 90 between Ritzville and
Ellensburg... Highway 2 between Wilbur and Coulee City... US
395 between north Spokane and Laurier... Highway 20 between
Ione and Republic.

* Impacts... dense fog will restrict visibilities down to a
quarter mile or less through Tuesday morning. Freezing
temperatures across northern Washington and Idaho will bring
the potential for slick roadways.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A dense fog advisory means visibilities will frequently be
reduced to less than one quarter mile. If driving... slow down...
use your headlights... and leave plenty of distance ahead of you.
Also... be alert for both rapidly changing visibilities and Road
surface conditions.






 Record Report  Statement as of 12:23 am PST on January 27, 2015




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Grand Forks

Updated: 6:18 AM PST

Temperature: 32.6 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Squaw Creek Ranch Weather Station, Northport, WA

Updated: 6:19 AM PST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.58 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Bodie Mountain, Onion Creek, WA

Updated: 6:14 AM PST

Temperature: 32.4 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Red Mountain, Rossland

Updated: 6:19 AM PST

Temperature: 37.2 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 26.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
429 am PST Tuesday Jan 27 2015 


Synopsis... 
areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of 
inland northwest as high pressure remains in place. A couple of 
weak storm systems will affect the area Tuesday through Thursday 
and bring a small chance of showers and cooler temperatures to the 
region. A ridge of high pressure will then rebound late in the 
week for drier weather and more fog, before breaking down next 
weekend. The next best threat of precipitation, including possible 
rain and snow, arrives Sunday. 


&& 


Discussion... 


Today through Wed: the main challenges for today and Wed will be 
similar to the last few days, namely fog and/or the areal 
coverage of stratus...as well as pcpn chances. Much of ern WA 
and north Idaho remain under a canopy of low clouds and areas of fog. 
Concerning the dense fog advisory...we expect vsbys to waver 
considerably due to mid clouds aloft altering radiative cooling. 
The upper ridge will break down fully as a quick moving short-wave 
trough crosses the region by later today...with an accompanying 
cold front that will move through by Wed morning. Towns close to 
the Cascades and in the nrn WA valleys likely won't mix completely 
and could remain under fog and/or low clouds a good part of the 
day. Given the deep dry lyr above the moist surface, the best 
chance of rain will be in the Cascades and mountains of north Idaho 
tonight through Wed. Pcpn amnts should be light with snow levels 
likely not falling below 4000 feet. Bz 


Wednesday night to saturday: the inland northwest will be dominated by a 
dirty ridge, with mostly dry conditions and a continuing patchy 
fog threat. The dry conditions will be interrupted by two 
shortwaves, with localized shower chances. 


Shortwave (1) comes between Wednesday night and Thursday as a 
small-scale vorticity Max moves across the region. This will be 
going on even as the long-wave ridge is rebounding, hence the 
term: dirty ridge. Agreement on the precise track of that 
vorticity Max is only fair. Loose agreement tracks it by southern 
Washington and the lower Panhandle. Pwats in its path linger are depicted 
between 0.30-0.50 inches (which is around 100-130% of normal). 
Models even show some minor instability here too. So this will 
bring some deeper clouds and slight shower chances across The 
Blues/Camas Prairie and central Panhandle mountains. A few models 
bring showers to the higher Palouse/l-c valley, as well as farther 
west near the mountains of southern Chelan County. There is enough 
model agreement to add slight chances to these areas. Elsewhere 
conditions will be mostly dry, but look for low clouds around the 
Columbia Basin and Mountain Valley. I cannot rule out stray 
sprinkles or drizzle coming out of the low clouds where they are 
thick enough, but confidence in that detail is low. Snow levels 
average between 3 to 5kft, lowest in the Lee of the Cascades and 
northern mountains and highest over southeast Washington to the lower 
Panhandle. 


Shortwave (2) comes between Friday and Saturday when a system 
enters northern British Columbia and slides southeast to skim by northeast Washington 
and Idaho. The brunt of the system, at this point, appears to track 
east of the Idaho/Montana border. Still this will bring the next threat of 
precipitation to the NE Washington and Idaho Panhandle mountains for Friday 
night and Saturday. Behind that shortwave dry, cooler air comes 
in. Pwats drop back to between 0.10 to 0.20 inches and snow levels 
drop back toward 2-4kft. Average temperatures drop closer to 
seasonal averages. /J. Cote' 


Saturday night to monday: a more organized system pushes into the 
region, with the next good chance of precipitation, which may 
include rain and snow. The leading warm front lifts into the 
region Saturday night into Sunday with strengthening isentropic 
ascent, deepening moisture (with pwats rising to between 0.35 and 
0.65 inches by sunday) and expanding precipitation chances. There 
is some disagreement on how quickly the precipitation develops 
with the warm front. Some start it overnight and others holds it 
off until Sunday morning. Confidence leans toward the later time, 
given model trends and time needed to saturate the atmosphere 
again. Overall the best lift and precipitation threat comes Sunday 
afternoon and evening when models bring the first mid-level trough 
into the region and flatten the ridge. So pops are highest this 
time frame. 


Then between Sunday night and Monday models veer in somewhat 
opposite directions. Shortwave systems continue to satellite 
broader trough in the Gulf of Alaska. Yet depending on which model run 
you look at they either track the systems north toward Alaska/British Columbia or 
east into Washington. The easterly tracking solutions keep the region 
wetter. There is some favor given to the wetter solution. Yet 
overall with the developing westerly flow the highest pops threat 
by this time will favor the highest pops in the mountains by this 
time frame. 


Snow levels will be near 2-4kt and overnight lows in many areas 
will be near to below freezing again. This will favor any 
potential precipitation as snow or a rain/snow mix during the 
night and morning hours, with valley rain and mountain snow in the 
afternoon hours. Early indications suggest several inches of snow 
are possible in the mountains, but not certain given model 
disagreements. /J. Cote' 




&& 


Aviation... 
12z tafs: a ridge aloft will keep a lid on the moist boundary 
layer the next 8-12 hrs. This is still a low confidence forecast 
regarding timing and duration of vsby restrictions. A pair of 
weak waves will converge over the region and weaken the ridge this 
evening. Low clouds and fog will impact Wenatchee and Moses Lake 
with additional development expected vcnty of Spokane- cd'a. 
Pullman and Lewiston will maintain light southeast flow and remain 
generally VFR. Confidence is incr that boundary layer winds will 
switch around to the west/SW tomorrow which is favorable for 
advecting low clouds in central Washington eastward toward the Washington/Idaho 
border. This would swing the probabilities for restrictions back 
to kgeg-kcoe-kpuw and potential clearing for keat-kmwh. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 45 31 41 33 41 31 / 0 0 0 10 10 0 
Coeur D'Alene 47 33 41 32 42 30 / 0 10 10 10 10 10 
Pullman 52 37 49 35 46 34 / 0 10 10 20 10 0 
Lewiston 56 39 54 37 50 35 / 0 10 10 10 10 0 
Colville 39 30 38 30 38 27 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Sandpoint 40 30 40 30 40 29 / 0 10 10 10 10 10 
Kellogg 44 33 42 31 42 30 / 0 10 10 10 10 10 
Moses Lake 42 32 41 32 43 31 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Wenatchee 38 33 41 32 41 32 / 0 0 0 10 0 0 
Omak 36 31 37 28 38 28 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...dense fog advisory until noon PST today for northern Panhandle. 


Washington...dense fog advisory until noon PST today for Moses Lake area- 
northeast mountains-Okanogan Highlands-upper Columbia Basin. 


&& 


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