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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: South 16 mph
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 49°
  • Pressure: 29.71 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 66 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 47 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 71 °
  • Low: 48 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 65 °
  • Low: 41 °
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  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 41 °
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Forecast for Kettle Falls, Washington

Updated: 2:59 am PDT on August 30, 2015

  • Today

    Widespread rain showers and a chance of thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered rain showers in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph...except southwest 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent. Rainfall amounts between a tenth and a quarter of an inch possible...except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers through the night. Patchy smoke overnight. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph in the evening...becoming light. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. Patchy smoke. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 60s to lower 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph... except southwest 10 to 20 mph in the mountains. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke through the day. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. South wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night and Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Thursday through Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Patchy smoke. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Lows in the 40s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Air Quality Alert  Statement as of 10:50 am PDT on August 28, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com





1050 am PDT Fri Aug 28 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Elevated concentrations of wildfire smoke from area fires
continues across eastern Washington and north Idaho. Additionally,
blowing dust is expected over much of the area on Saturday. All
areas east of the Cascades and into north Idaho can continue to
expect poor air quality into the weekend. There may be times and
locations where the air quality improves to the good category, but
this is not expected to persist.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com







Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Grand Forks

Updated: 4:50 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 78% Wind: NW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.69 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Squaw Creek Ranch Weather Station, Northport, WA

Updated: 4:51 AM PDT

Temperature: 51.4 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.34 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Bodie Mountain, Onion Creek, WA

Updated: 4:51 AM PDT

Temperature: 53.5 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 63% Wind: East at 3.0 mph Pressure: 29.64 in Hourly Precipitation: - Graphs

Location: Red Mountain, Rossland

Updated: 2:59 AM PDT

Temperature: 50.2 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSW at 4.2 mph Pressure: 25.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
440 am PDT sun Aug 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
a vigorous upper level disturbance will bring the inland 
northwest some much needed rain today. Area wildfires will have a 
good chance of a tenth to a quarter inch of rain. A cool, 
occasionally breezy and showery weather pattern is expected much 
of next week. 


&& 


Discussion... 


Today and tonight...longwave trof hanging over a good portion of 
the western US allows a wet cold front to pass through it today. 
Pops remain high with such a scenario given the favorable long- 
wave trof placement and a somewhat well maintained moisture feed 
extending into it from the south/southwest overcoming the Lee side 
rain-shadow of the Cascades. 0-6km above ground level winds suggest storm motion 
to the northeast and east at about 25 to 35 mph today. This storm 
motion is fast enough to continue to note that flash flooding on 
area burn scars is not likely with today's rainfall. The -20 to 
-22 deg celsius 500mb cold pool contained in the trof is on the 
order of two Standard deviations on the cols side of what would be 
considered normal for this time of year, therefore a mention of 
thunder seems reasonable given the resulting instability of having 
this cold pool aloft. Forecast temperatures on the cool side of 
normal a given due to this trof and the resulting rainfall keeping 
the daytime high on the cold side while more effective radiational 
cooling is likely tonight under this trof. Robust winds from the 
southwest remain as well today that will decrease a bit tonight 
but likely not go calm given the dynamic nature of the the above 
scenario. /Pelatti 


Monday through Saturday...model agreement is pretty good between 
the latest GFS and ec runs with details and run to run 
consistency is very good regarding the overall concept of a 
persistently troffy pattern enveloping the region through the work 
week. A huge parent trough over western Canada will promote a 
series of disturbances brushing or enveloping the forecast area 
during the week. A well directed fetch of Pacific moisture will 
probably benefit from some isentropic and orographic enhancement 
into the Cascades and northern mountains on Monday. Tuesday may be 
a relatively dry day with a few degrees of warming before the next 
trough carves into the region with another cold front on or about 
Wednesday with the actual trough lingering over the region through 
Friday. This argues strongly for a period of cooler than normal 
temperatures...occasional periods of showers mostly on the 
mountains but with a few opportunities for basin precipitation as 
well. All this will be good news for the fire fighting 
efforts...but The Fly in the ointment will be the propensity for 
breezy and occasionally gusty conditions across the basin 
especially but also on the mid-slopes and ridges of the mountains 
surrounding the basin...which may hamper firefighting. Monday and 
especially Wednesday look like the breeziest days...with Wednesday 
in particular shaping up to be quite windy and gusty in the wake 
of an early day cold front passage. 


Way out on or about Saturday the models suggest a pattern shift 
back to a drying and warming weak ridge rebound over the region. 
/Fugazzi 


&& 


Aviation... 
12z tafs: the next 12 or so hours will potentially be the wettest 
as a wet frontal zone works its way through the area. Winds will 
be gusty but considerably lesser in comparison to yesterday. Smoke 
from area fires may impact taf sites again...especially kpuw and 
klws possibly resulting in IFR ceilings and visibilities. After 
02z Monday the expectation is less wind and an end to 
precipitation and a return to mostly VFR conditions, with the 
exception of areas impacted by wildfire smoke. /Pelatti 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 66 50 71 53 72 53 / 80 10 20 10 10 20 
Coeur D'Alene 63 48 70 51 72 51 / 80 10 20 10 10 30 
Pullman 65 48 72 51 73 49 / 60 10 10 10 10 30 
Lewiston 72 53 81 57 81 58 / 70 10 10 10 10 20 
Colville 68 49 67 50 73 49 / 90 10 40 20 20 40 
Sandpoint 61 47 66 49 71 49 / 90 20 40 20 20 50 
Kellogg 60 45 69 48 70 49 / 90 20 20 10 10 50 
Moses Lake 75 53 77 55 77 53 / 80 10 10 10 10 10 
Wenatchee 74 53 74 55 74 56 / 40 10 20 20 10 20 
Omak 74 50 70 51 74 50 / 50 10 30 30 20 20 


&& 


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


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