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  • 52°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 71%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 29.83 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 28 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 30 °
  • Low: 9 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 27 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 34 °
  • Low: 21 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 37 °
  • Low: 19 °
  • Chance of Snow

Forecast for Moscow, Idaho

Updated: 7:00 PM PST on November 27, 2014

Wind Advisory in effect from 1 PM Friday to midnight PST Friday night...
  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain. High of 48F. Windy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 45 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with snow. Low of 28F. Windy. Winds from the SW at 20 to 25 mph with gusts to 40 mph. Chance of snow 90%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 30F with a windchill as low as 9F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 9F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 3 in. possible.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 21F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Tuesday

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

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 19F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 50% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 18F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 25F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Wind Advisory  Statement as of 8:39 PM PST on November 27, 2014


... Wind Advisory remains in effect from 1 PM Friday to midnight
PST Friday night...

* winds... southwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Timing... Friday afternoon and evening. Winds will decrease by
midnight.

* Impacts... local strong wind gusts will break tree branches and
move unanchored objects. Scattered power outages will be
possible. Controlling high profile vehicles may be difficult...
   especially along north to south oriented highways including
195 and 95.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of 45 to 50 mph are
expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.





Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Westview, Moscow, ID

Updated: 9:16 PM PST

Temperature: 51.1 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.81 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Eid Rd, foot of Paradise Ridge, Moscow, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: SSE at 2.9 mph Pressure: 32.47 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Moscow Mountain (Greenview Lane), Moscow, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 46.9 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SW at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Lamb Road, Troy, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 50.4 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: SW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Paradise Creek Brewery - Downtown Pullman, Pullman, WA

Updated: 9:25 PM PST

Temperature: 50.3 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Pullman, WA

Updated: 9:16 PM PST

Temperature: 50.5 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 79% Wind: SW at 7.0 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Barclay Ridge, Pullman, WA

Updated: 9:25 PM PST

Temperature: 50.9 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: SW at 8.3 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Palouse Cove, Palouse, WA

Updated: 9:28 PM PST

Temperature: 50.0 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 81% Wind: SW at 2.9 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Town of Colton, Colton, WA

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: ITD Shirrod Hill ID US, Genesee, ID

Updated: 8:29 PM PST

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: South at 15 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Wawawai -Baker Ranch -South Rim, Colton, WA

Updated: 7:29 PM HST

Temperature: 52.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 73% Wind: SW at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.86 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: ITD Deary ID US, Deary, ID

Updated: 8:30 PM PST

Temperature: 51 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Linden, Idaho (Cedar Ridge), Kendrick, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 52.0 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 72% Wind: East at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: ITD Marsh Hill ID US, Potlatch, ID

Updated: 8:29 PM PST

Temperature: 49 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: South at 2 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

Location: Harvest Vista/Pheasant Trail Estates @ Schaub Ranch, Lewiston, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 57.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 65% Wind: SW at 13.0 mph Pressure: 29.73 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Clarkston Heights - Florence Lane, Clarkston, WA

Updated: 9:22 PM PST

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 71% Wind: East at 2.2 mph Pressure: 29.60 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: ITD Cottonwood ID US, Juliaetta, ID

Updated: 8:30 PM PST

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: SSW at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Lapwai-ID, Lapwai, ID

Updated: 8:50 PM PST

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: 58% Wind: North at - Pressure: 28.65 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Normal Hill Weather Station, Lewiston, ID

Updated: 9:29 PM PST

Temperature: 55.6 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 37% Wind: Calm Pressure: 31.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
418 PM PST Thursday Nov 27 2014 


Synopsis... 
a rainy and breezy weather pattern will envelope the region 
tonight and Friday but snow levels will remain above pass levels 
for motorists traveling on Friday. The arrival of a very cold and 
windy Arctic front Friday night into Saturday will bring winter 
driving conditions to the mountain passes and much cooler weather 
for the weekend. Cold conditions with a few minor snow bearing 
weather disturbances are expected as the new work week begins. 


&& 


Discussion... 
tonight and Friday...a somewhat complex flow regime is apparent on 
satellite this afternoon. Two Pacific moisture feeds are 
perceptible...one feeding into southwest Oregon with the northern 
fringe of this feed seeping up into the southeastern 
Washington/north Idaho zones and the second fetching into 
Vancouver Isle. The southern fetch will provide a fuel source for 
mainly spotty showers tonight and into Friday morning into the 
Palouse area and the Shoshone County mountains. The northern feed 
will slump southward and become better directed into the forecast 
area tonight and sag further through the remainder of the forecast 
area during the day Friday...driven through by an upper level 
trough descending down the British Columbia coast and generating a 
surface low under it's dynamic foot over southern British 
Columbia. This low is implied by the baroclinic Leaf cloud shield 
over central British Columbia and Alberta. 


Latest GFS and NAM and European model (ecmwf) models are in decent agreement in 
evolving this flow regime. The British Columbia surface low will move south and 
enter the forecast area Friday morning...deepening as it 
does...and move down the Washington/Idaho border. It will be 
fueled by the northern deep moisture feed as it does. The presence 
of this deepening surface low will help spread the precipitation 
shield out into the basin...not just the mountains where the fast 
westerly flow would imply a strong orographic component. 


Thus the forecast for the next 24 hours will become increasingly 
wet. All zones will be subject to light rain...with the best 
chance for a significant period of rain on Friday over the 
eastern and northern portions of the forecast area and over the 
Cascades. Snow levels will remain between 5000 and 6000 feet until 
the surface low passes to the south Friday night. 


Winds will continue to be a dominant issue through Friday with 
model soundings suggesting gust potential to 40 to 50 mph over the 
exposed terrain of the eastern basin by Friday afternoon. A Wind 
Advisory will be issued with the afternoon package for most of 
the zones of the eastern basin. This breezy air mass will once 
again promote mild temperatures for overnight lows tonight and 
Friday high temps. /Fugazzi 


Friday night through sunday: this period will feature a big transition 
from wet and mild weather toward cold and dry conditions. As this 
transition occurs Friday night into Saturday, anticipate gusty 
winds, periods of light to moderate precipitation (mainly in the 
form of valley rain and High Mountain snow), and concluding with 
the potential for brief valley snow and potential for a few inches 
within the eastern mountains. 


* Synoptic overview: Arctic air currently resides under the 
upper- level trof over northern British Columbia. This low will 
pick up momentum during the next 24 hours then rapidly 
accelerate southward through the region Friday night into 
Saturday morning. The low will interact with a stalled frontal 
boundary draped along the international border promoting 
cyclogenesis (deepening surface low) and a strong surface low 
(990-994mb) deepens somewhere along the Washington/Idaho border between 
I-90 and Canadian border. Intense pressure gradients will setup 
on both sides of the low...first bringing a SW wind threat along 
its southern periphery Friday evening then along its northern 
periphery early Saturday morning into mid afternoon as the low 
sags south and dense Arctic air mass floods in from Canada. 


* Winds: strong southwest winds are expected Friday evening and 
night across southeastern Washington and into the Idaho Palouse as well as 
most mountain ridgetops associated with a strengthening low- 
level jet of 45-55 kts. High res data from uw along with BUFKIT 
data indicate the potential for sustained winds of 15-30 mph 
with gusts 35-55 mph for locations across the West Plains, 
Columbia Basin, Palouse, and foothills of the blue mtns. 
Mountain gusts from Mission Ridge to the blue mtns to the 
central Panhandle mtns will also be susceptible to gusts in 
excess of 50 mph. The strongest winds in these areas will be 
between Friday afternoon and Friday evening. Confidence high 
that the winds will exist roughly 2-4k feet above the surface 
but lower if these gusts will surface to valley floors. Data 
suggest a moderate threat and Wind Advisory has been issued. 


* North winds will move into northern Washington Friday evening and 
continue into Saturday. The strongest winds will be through the 
Okanogan Valley...spilling into the Waterville Plateau and 
western basin. Winds of 15-30 mph with gusts to 45 mph are 
anticipated in these areas. With the air mass change so 
dramatic, I anticipate most north to south oriented valleys 
across nrn Washington will experience breezy conditions. Mountains, 
especially with a north aspect, will also feel gusty winds. 


* Precipitation: moderate to locally heavy precipitation will 
fall within the warm sector of the low bringing up to an inch of 
liquid to the mountains of Idaho and a general quarter to three 
quarters of an inch along the Cascade crest and locations east 
of a line from Colville to Ritzville (outside the typical 
Cascade rain shadow) this will fall as rain below 6000 feet 
initially but snow levels will be crashing to valley floors with 
the Arctic frontal passage Friday night. We don't typically see 
much in the way of snow accumulations with these patterns as the 
deeper moisture gets shoved south before snow levels fall but a 
quick transition to snow will be possible just prior to 
precipitation ending with accumulations generally under an inch. 
A renewed threat for snow will come Saturday mainly focusing 
snow shower activity along the Idaho Panhandle and east slopes. At 
this time, snow amounts with this activity will be light with up 
to a few inches in the mountains and less than an inch in the 
valleys. This will be very light and fluffy snow if it falls. 


* Temperatures: high temperatures will be in the teens to 20s 
north to 20s and 30s south. Overnight lows will be manageable 
Saturday morning with winds keeping temperatures up somewhat but 
should be very cold Sunday morning single digits to teens) 


* impacts: moderate to heavy rain and High Mountain snow in Idaho Friday 
night. Rapid transition to freezing temperatures Saturday 
morning could result in flash freeze of rain on most roadways. 
Strong winds Friday evening into Saturday could result in 
scattered power outages and difficult travel conditions for high 
profile vehicles. Light snow accumulations possible in the Idaho 
Panhandle Friday night into Saturday morning. Very cold 
temperatures during the weekend. /Sb 


Sunday night through Thursday...Sunday night looks on mark with 
continued dry and benign conditions as jet stream and associated 
stalled front remains to the south and north/northeast flow at low 
levels keeps cold air remaining in place. I have lower confidence 
in the Monday/Monday night part of the forecast with GFS runs 
showing the front/deformation zone to the south moving back 
northward as a warm front of sorts that would overrun the cold air 
in place allowing for a prolonged period of mostly snow to fall 
from it roughly south of a line drawn from the Tri-Cities to coeur 
d' Alene. The European model (ecmwf) shows this feature remaining much further 
south and not influencing the forecast area and instead shows a 
general northwest to southeast flow on the east side of the 
offshore ridge remaining in place which could steer a minor 
shortwave or two down and influence far southeast Washington and 
northern Idaho with snow but not to the degree or intensity of the 
GFS solution. I, and neighboring offices, feel the European model (ecmwf) solution 
may be the better way to go as it brings back a negatively tilted 
ridge that slowly amplifies with an axis close to the coast. The 
ridge off the coast solution is what we have had in place for most 
of this fall and having it move back in place seems very 
reasonable to ME. The end result of the ridge moving back in place 
would be a gradual slow warming trend as the ridge amplifies and 
the axis moves closer to eastern Washington and northern Idaho. 
Late Thursday the same favored European model (ecmwf) depicts an occluded frontal 
zone oriented north to south with a well maintained moisture feed 
sweeping up in a southwest to northeast trajectory and overrunning 
the slightly warmer yet still cold air in place over the area 
which should bring moderate snow to many a lowland and mountain 
location mostly independent of elevation. The expectation is the 
ridge will likely slow this solution and delay front passage until 
Friday or Saturday so have not increased pops for Thursday. Stay 
tuned to see if this solution holds true. /Pelatti 


&& 


Aviation... 
18z tafs: swift westerly flow in the mid levels of the atmosphere 
will promote a rain shadow with generally dry conditions this 
evening at all taf sites. Breezy winds this afternoon will 
decrease as the boundary layer decouples tonight but swift 
southwest flow will above the boundary layer will promote low level wind shear 
over the eastern taf sites late tonight and early Friday morning. 
VFR conditions are expected at all taf sites except keat. At keat 
where a moist low level air mass remains in a protected valley IFR 
conditions are likely to return after 06-08z and persist until 
early Friday afternoon. Winds will increase in a showery air mass 
Friday afternoon with gusts to 40 kts possible at the kpuw and 
kgeg taf sites after 20z. 


Note: the visible sensor at eat is out of service so amendments to 
visible are not scheduled. The offending sensor replacement is on 
order and may be returned to service by Saturday. /Mjf 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 41 50 26 27 10 22 / 30 70 60 20 0 0 
Coeur D'Alene 41 49 29 29 11 23 / 40 80 100 20 10 0 
Pullman 43 53 31 32 11 25 / 60 90 100 50 10 0 
Lewiston 46 57 37 38 21 28 / 50 70 90 60 20 0 
Colville 40 47 22 23 4 21 / 40 70 50 10 0 0 
Sandpoint 38 45 26 27 8 20 / 70 90 100 20 10 0 
Kellogg 39 44 29 30 10 21 / 70 90 100 50 10 0 
Moses Lake 41 55 27 29 9 24 / 10 30 20 10 0 0 
Wenatchee 41 49 29 30 13 23 / 20 30 10 10 0 0 
Omak 37 46 17 19 1 19 / 20 30 10 10 0 0 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...Wind Advisory from 1 PM Friday to midnight PST Friday night for 
Idaho Palouse. 


Washington...Wind Advisory from 1 PM Friday to midnight PST Friday night for 
lower Garfield and Asotin counties-Spokane area-upper 
Columbia Basin-Washington Palouse. 


&& 


$$ 








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