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Current Conditions

  • 26°
  • Clear
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 92%
  • Visibility: 7.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 24°
  • Pressure: 30.37 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Overcast
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Overcast
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 45 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 38 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 40 °
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Forecast for Kettle Falls, Washington

Updated: 3:00 PM PST on February 9, 2016

Air stagnation advisory in effect until 10 am PST Saturday...
  • Tonight

    Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 20s to lower 30s.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly sunny in the morning...becoming mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening. Lows in the upper 20s to lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

  • Thursday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

  • Thursday Night

    Cloudy. Rain likely in the evening...then a chance of rain overnight. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Friday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Highs in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Friday Night

    Rain likely. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow showers. Highs in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Lows in the lower to mid 30s.

  • Sunday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain or snow. Highs in the upper 30s to lower 40s.

  • Sunday Night through Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower 30s to lower 40s. Highs in the mid 40s to mid 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Air Stagnation Advisory  Statement as of 1:46 PM PST on February 9, 2016


... Air stagnation advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST
Saturday...

* air quality... light east winds and a temperature inversion
will heighten the potential for elevated pollution levels in
central Washington and northeast Washington tonight through
Saturday morning. Weak weather disturbances will pass through
the area starting Wednesday night and may slightly improve the
situation... however a stronger cold front passage Saturday is
expected to end the stagnant conditions which is why the air
stagnation advisory is in effect until 10 am PST Saturday.

* Impacts... burn bans may be in effect for your area. Please
consult your state or tribal authorities before burning.

* Locations... a few communities included in the air stagnation
advisory are... Ritzville... Moses Lake... Grand Coulee...
Colville... Omak... Winthrop... Wenatchee... and Leavenworth.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an airmass across the advisory area... pollution has the
potential to increase to dangerous levels. Persons with
respiratory illness should follow their physicians advice for
dealing with high levels of air pollution.






 Record Report  Statement as of 04:35 PM PST on February 09, 2016


... Record high temperatures for February 9th...

a record high temperature of 59 degrees was set at Lewiston ID Airport today.
This breaks the old record of 58 set in 1991. Records have been kept in
Lewiston since 1881.

A record high temperature of 56 degrees was set in Pullman WA today. This
breaks the old record of 52 set in 1987. Records have been kept in Pullman
since 1940.




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Grand Forks

Updated: 8:30 PM PST

Temperature: 26.7 °F Dew Point: 25 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 27 °F Graphs

Location: Squaw Creek Ranch Weather Station, Northport, WA

Updated: 8:30 PM PST

Temperature: 32.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: NNW at 1.6 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Bodie Mountain, Onion Creek, WA

Updated: 8:20 PM PST

Temperature: 31.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Red Mountain, Rossland

Updated: 8:30 PM PST

Temperature: 32.8 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: WSW at 4.4 mph Pressure: 26.29 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

MSN Maps of:

Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
404 PM PST Tuesday Feb 9 2016 


Synopsis... 
strong high pressure will persist into Wednesday, with dry and 
mild conditions. A more progressive and unsettled pattern will 
return late this week, bringing a chance of light rain Thursday in 
the Cascades, then throughout the region Friday into the weekend. 


&& 


Discussion... 
tonight through thursday: the ridge of high pressure will slowly 
weaken over the next couple of days as weak impulses of energy 
push onshore off of the eastern Pacific. Confidence is high that 
fog will redevelop across much of the same areas that had fog 
earlier this morning. This included much of the deeper valleys 
across the Idaho Panhandle, in the Cascades and northern mtn valleys. 
The question remains, and where models have not been much help as 
of late, is how much of the basin will see fog develop tonight. 
Surface temperatures are quite warm in the mid 50s for early 
February on the Palouse. This part of the region will likely 
remain clear with large dew point depressions in place. Winds at 
the surface will veer a bit across extreme eastern Washington from out of 
the northeast to out of the southeast. I think this will keep much 
of the northeastern portion of the basin from saturating as that 
drier air across the Palouse advects up into the Spokane West 
Plains. The best potential for new fog development by Wednesday 
morning will be across the southern portion of the upper Columbia 
Basin to western portions of the Moses Lake area. Low clouds are 
expected to hang around a bit longer across the northern mtn 
valleys on Wednesday. This will keep high temperatures for 
locations such as Omak, Republic, Colville, Metaline Falls and 
Bonners Ferry in the mid to high 30s or low 40s. Warmest 
temperatures will once again be across the Palouse and in the 
Lewiston-Clarkston Vly with highs a bit cooler than this 
afternoon, but still above normal in the upper 40s to low 50s. 


A weak system for Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening will 
increasing mid and high level clouds over the region. We will also 
see a chance for some precip in the Cascade mtns with possibly a 
few drops of rain possible over the northern mtns. A wetter warm 
front will begin to push in Thursday afternoon. This will result 
in a better chance for precip in the east slopes of the northern 
Cascades, as well as out over onto the Waterville Plateau and over 
into the Okanogan Highlands. Neither of these disturbances will 
bring much mixing, so the current air stagnation advisory remains 
valid and no changes will be made at this time. /Svh 


Thursday night through tuesday: the inland northwest transitions to a 
more active pattern, with several opportunities for precipitation. 
Look for a cool down into the weekend before temperatures rebound 
early next week. Thursday night into Friday a warm front will be 
draped across the northwest to northern cwa, while a weak mid- 
level shortwave skims by late Thursday night into Friday. This 
will bring a modest threat of precipitation to the Cascades 
through northern Panhandle, while a more transient threat comes to 
southeastern Washington and the central and lower Panhandle with the 
passing shortwave. Friday night into Saturday a cold front and 
stronger shortwave pushes through the region. This will revitalize 
the threat of precipitation across the region Friday night, before 
the steadier precipitation shifts into the mountains and leaves 
mainly hit-and-miss shower threat elsewhere Saturday. Snow levels 
should be high enough to support mainly valley rain and High 
Mountain snow. However we will have to keep an eye out for 
possible freezing rain in the overnight/morning hours especially 
near the sheltered valleys near the Lee of the Cascades. Winds are 
expected to increase for Saturday with the passing cold front, 
especially over the upper Columbia Basin through the 
Palouse/Spokane/c'da area and blues and over the mountains. Right 
now speeds are projected to be in the 10 to 20 mph range, with 
gusts to 30 mph. Precise numbers will continue to be fine-tuned. 


Then from Saturday night into Sunday night the next warm front 
starts to lifts in from the south with a subtropical moisture tap. 
This will expand the threat of precipitation across the region 
again, starting especially Sunday overnight. The threat will be 
lowest in the Lee of the Cascades and deeper Columbia Basin. 
Cooler air may initially allow for a rain/snow mix, with snow 
levels between 2.0-3.5kft Saturday night, before they rise again 
Sunday. Monday into Tuesday a trough pivots into the eastern 
Pacific and the flow over the inland northwest buckles and amplifies, 
shifting the warm front north and the precipitation threat into 
the mountains and northern counties. Models also suggest more 
breezy conditions going into Monday, but depending on the 
evolution of the warm front these speeds may be lower than 
forecast. The precipitation through the weekend into early next 
week, accompanied by some milder temperature, may lead to some 
significant rises on areas waterways due to rain and snow melts. 
The nwrfc indicates rises on most main-Stem rivers. At this time 
they are forecast to remain below any critical thresholds. However 
we will have to monitor these and any smaller streams /creek for 
rises and potential flooding concerns. I did raise highs slightly 
on Tuesday from the previous forecast but if the warm front is 
stronger and there is less cloud cover/precipitation those highs 
may need to be bumped up more. /J. Cote' 


&& 


Aviation... 
00z tafs: fog and stratus was observed for most of the mountain 
valleys this morning and along the Spokane/Columbia 
rivers...closer to water sources. The inversion will remain strong 
again tonight and fog/stratus will likely form in those areas 
again tonight. However the strong ridge of high pressure that has 
been over the region will shift east and Bend slightly overnight. 
This will allow upper level clouds to move into the region 
overnight as well...and this may mitigate somewhat the strong 
radiational cooling. In addition the surface flow will gradually 
come around to southerly through the evening and this should pile 
up the moisture for the northern valleys. With the exception of 
the eastern basin and the Palouse at least some fog and stratus 
will be possible for the taf sites. So klws/kpuw can expect VFR 
conditons through 00z. At the other taf sites current VFR 
conditions will likely drop down to MVFR cigs/vsby between 12-18z 
then bounce back to VFR with a thickening but high cloud deck. 
Tobin 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 31 45 33 47 37 48 / 0 0 10 10 40 40 
Coeur D'Alene 31 46 34 47 36 48 / 0 0 10 10 40 40 
Pullman 38 51 40 53 40 53 / 0 0 10 10 20 20 
Lewiston 38 54 42 57 42 58 / 0 0 10 10 20 10 
Colville 28 40 32 41 33 43 / 0 0 10 20 60 50 
Sandpoint 29 43 32 43 35 44 / 0 0 10 20 60 40 
Kellogg 32 46 35 45 38 47 / 0 0 10 10 50 30 
Moses Lake 29 47 34 48 38 49 / 0 0 10 10 20 40 
Wenatchee 29 40 33 40 34 44 / 0 10 10 40 40 40 
Omak 23 34 31 37 34 40 / 0 10 10 50 50 40 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...none. 
Washington...air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Saturday for east slopes 
northern Cascades-Moses Lake area-northeast mountains- 
Okanogan Highlands-Okanogan Valley-upper Columbia Basin- 
Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee area. 


&& 


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