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Current Conditions

  • 54°
  • Clear
  • Wind: WNW 6 mph
  • Humidity: 77%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 47°
  • Pressure: 29.77 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of a Thunderstorm
  • Friday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 61 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Kettle Falls, Washington

Updated: 2:00 PM PDT on October 19, 2014

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then clear. High of 68F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the South in the afternoon.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 64F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 61F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 43F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Thursday

    Overcast with a chance of a thunderstorm and rain in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

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

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 61F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 50% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 8:01 PM PDT on October 19, 2014


The high temperature at Pullman Airport today was 75 degrees. This
ties the record for the highest temperature for the date.
The previous record of 75 degrees was set in 1974. Records have
been kept at this site since 1948.

The high temperature at LaCrosse in the past 24 hours ending at 700
PM was 81 degrees. This sets the record for the highest temperature
for this period. The previous record of 80 degrees was set in 1944.
Records have been kept at this site since 1931.

The low temperature at Winthrop in the past 24 hours ending at 400 PM
was 50 degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature
for this period. The previous record of 47 degrees was set in 2005.
Records have been kept at this site since 1906.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Grand Forks

Updated: 9:14 PM PDT

Temperature: 56.8 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 76% Wind: WNW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Squaw Creek Ranch Weather Station, Northport, WA

Updated: 9:18 PM PDT

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.57 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: RAWS OWL MOUNTAIN WA US, Laurier, WA

Updated: 7:56 PM PDT

Temperature: 52 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Red Mountain, Rossland

Updated: 9:18 PM PDT

Temperature: 49.7 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: West at 3.7 mph Pressure: 25.96 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
433 PM PDT sun Oct 19 2014 


Synopsis... 
temperatures Monday will continue to run be well above average 
with afternoon readings in the upper 60s to low 70s. Clouds will 
be on the increase Monday ahead of the next frontal system. Rainy 
and unsettled weather will return Monday night into Tuesday. 
Significant rain is expected Wednesday into Thursday for much of 
the region. 


&& 


Discussion... 
tonight through Monday night...satellite this afternoon indicates 
the forecast area is under a southerly flow regime between a 
departing upper level ridge with axis over Montana and an 
incoming Gulf of Alaska trough. The deep moisture feed ahead of 
this trough which will evolve into a slow moving frontal band is 
currently approaching the Pacific coast. The arrival and passage 
of this initial front will dominate the next 24 to 36 hours. 


Models are in good agreement in elongating this trough as it 
approaches and thus slowing down the eastward progression 
tonight and Monday...and then splitting off the southern trough 
base dynamic region over the Great Basin while ejecting a weakened 
northern branch wave through the region Monday evening and into 
Tuesday morning. 


The ramifications of this evolution will be generally increasing 
mid and high clouds tonight...followed by a general increase in 
shower chances Monday mainly over the Cascades and western basin 
as the slow moving front crawls off the Cascades and acts as a 
focusing mechanism for the moisture feed Welling up in the 
southerly flow. Occasional showers are a near certainty in the 
Cascade mountains and the Okanogan Highlands where orography will 
augment the frontal lift. Over The Lowlands such as Wenatchee and 
Omak and as far east as Moses Lake and Republic showers will be 
more spotty and hit-and-miss but none-the-less present. The 
eastern half of the forecast area will likely escape with one 
more dry and mild but cloudy day. 


On Monday night the split occurs causing the northern branch to 
become more westerly flow driven and thus allows it to speed up 
the progression of the front. This period will bring the greatest 
chance of showers to the eastern half of the forecast area with 
the best chance of a tenth or two of rain over the Palouse and 
points south as well as the Idaho Panhandle mountains between 
midnight and dawn Tuesday...with scattered/occasional showers to 
the north of these zones. /Fugazzi 


Tuesday: the region will be under a weakly unstable and cooler 
Post frontal air mass. Best chances for precip will be in the 
more favorable upslope areas in the Idaho Panhandle where westerly 
flow will help force some lingering showers. Temperatures will 
drop to near normal and will be much cooler across extreme eastern 
Washington and in the Idaho Panhandle compared to Monday. 


..Pacific moisture will bring soaking rains across the region and 
high elevation snow in the Cascades for middle week... 


Tuesday night through thursday: a long duration atmospheric river 
event is expected at The Heart of the work week. A plume of 
moisture with tropical connections will be oriented at the 
northwest. This plume of moisture will be drawn up from between 
170w to 180w longitude and 25n to 30n latitude. Current satellite 
imagery shows active convection occurring in this portion of the 
sub- tropics this afternoon. This convection is lofting a 
considerable amount of moisture into the atmosphere, which will be 
entrained into the westerlies and ride the polar jet stream. This 
will also include moisture from Hurricane Ana that is currently 
impacting the Hawaiian islands. P-wats with the moisture plume 
will be around 1.25 inches as it impacts western Washington beginning 
Tuesday night. This will be roughly 2 to 3 Standard deviations 
higher than what is typically observed this time of the year. 


There is still some model uncertainty with the shortwaves that 
rotate in around a deep upper level low pressure system in the 
Gulf of Alaska. A moderate to strong jet streak of around 165 kts 
will be directed toward the northwest. This will result in good 
jet dynamics acting as a forcing mechanism. The topography will 
also play a major role in location and intensity of the precip. 
Strong westerly to southwesterly flow at low to mid levels will 
result in the bulk of this moisture falling on the windward slopes 
of the Cascade mtns. This will result in heavy precip across the 
Cascade crest. Conditions look to be wet along the Lee side of the 
Cascade mtns as well. Winds at 850 mbs do indicate a southerly to 
southeasterly component, which will result in some upslope flow 
across these areas as well. Other favorable locations for 
moderate to heavy precip will be across the northern mtns in 
eastern Washington and in the Idaho Panhandle. Precip is expected to hold off 
in the Panhandle until Wednesday, but will continue to be wet 
through at least Thursday. 


* Rain: amounts will vary considerable across the region. The 
east slopes of the Cascade mtns will see a range of 0.75 inches 
to over 3 inches at the Cascade crest. A secondary maximum for 
rainfall will be across the Okanogan Highlands to the northern 
Panhandle with around 0.75 to 1.25 inches possible. The central 
Panhandle mtns will likely see moderate to heavy rains as well 
with up to an inch or so expected. Confidence is a bit lower in 
this area as models differ on how fast to push across the cold 
front. If there is a slower progression of the cold front, then 
the central Panhandle mtns will see more rainfall than 
forecasted. The greater basin will see amounts generally between 
0.25 and 0.75 inches. 


* Potential flooding impacts: there will be a concern for localized 
flooding, mainly across the east slopes of the northern 
Cascades. This will be of special concern on recent burn scars 
with mud and/or debris flows possible. Rainfall intensity should 
not be high enough for flash flooding, but will need to be 
monitored during the event. Considering that this will be the 
first significant rainfall for the season, most other areas will 
see a lower risk for flooding concerns. 


* Snow: High Mountain snowfall is expected across the Cascade 
mtns with snow levels at around 6,000 feet. These snow levels 
may start out a bit higher at the beginning of the event, but 
will drop through Thursday. Snowfall amounts of over a foot will 
be possible above the 6,000 foot level. 


* Temperatures: mild overnight low temperatures are expected 
during this period; however, temperatures will not warm much during 
the day with highs near normal in the 50s to low 60s. /Svh 


Thursday night thru saturday: a continuation of the moist flow 
with a series of waves in southwest flow is expected for the first part 
of this period. The threat of mud/debris flows will remain as the 
burn scar areas could possibly receive additional rain. Snow 
levels will remain steady in the 5000 to 6000 foot level with 
additional amounts expected. Temperatures will remain steady as 
well with the steady flow from the southwest. Current model 
solutions show an end to the moisture on Saturday as a weak ridge 
moves in. Jl 


Saturday night through sunday: a ridge over the region will push 
east and a trough will move into the area for this period. The 
European model (ecmwf) is still slower than the GFS by about 12 hours. The impacts 
from this trough are mainly mountain rain showers. Some valley 
locations could see a stray shower. The temperatures will be on a 
cooling trend but still to warm for mountain snow. Highs are 
expected to be in the 50s and lows around 40. /Jdc 


&& 


Aviation... 
00z tafs: some denser high clouds associated with the weak cold 
frontal zone trailing to the south of a weak exiting low pressure 
system remains overhead this evening but is making progress 
eastward and should clear the region early overnight. A somewhat 
more intense baroclinic zone off the coast separating cooler 
conditionally unstable air to the northwest has more shortwaves 
digging into its west edge and making more inflection points as it 
moves east and the far east edge is associated with the radar 
returns showing up off the Washington and Oregon coast. 
Expectation is this band will work its way into the region as well 
spreading thickening clouds from west to east with some light rain 
showers near the Cascades to Wenatchee to Moses Lake areas near 
21z Monday. /Pelatti 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 47 67 47 57 43 57 / 0 10 50 20 10 70 
Coeur D'Alene 44 68 44 57 41 57 / 0 0 50 40 10 60 
Pullman 46 67 44 57 42 60 / 0 0 80 50 10 30 
Lewiston 48 74 50 62 43 65 / 0 0 70 60 10 10 
Colville 43 66 45 57 42 56 / 0 20 50 30 20 100 
Sandpoint 40 67 43 55 39 54 / 0 10 50 50 20 60 
Kellogg 46 67 43 51 39 54 / 0 0 70 70 20 40 
Moses Lake 45 68 47 63 45 61 / 0 20 20 10 20 60 
Wenatchee 50 65 47 63 46 57 / 10 40 20 10 40 60 
Omak 45 64 44 61 43 55 / 10 40 20 10 30 90 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...none. 
Washington...none. 
&& 


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