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Current Conditions

  • 38°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 76%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 31°
  • Pressure: 30.18 in. -
  • Heat Index: 36

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Monday
  • Chance of Snow
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Snow
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy

Forecast for Moses Lake, Washington

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on February 01, 2015

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and a chance of rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 30% .

  • Sunday Night

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 40%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of snow and rain showers, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SE in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50% .

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow and rain showers. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 43F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Tuesday Night

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

  • Wednesday

    Clear. High of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE after midnight. Chance of rain 70% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 50F. Winds from the South at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60% with rainfall amounts near 0.2 in. possible.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 48F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the NE after midnight. Chance of rain 40% with rainfall amounts near 0.4 in. possible.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 48F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

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

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Civic Center, Moses Lake, WA

Updated: 11:38 AM PST

Temperature: 38.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: SW at 3.0 mph Pressure: 28.71 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Moses Lake WA US, Moses Lake, WA

Updated: 11:01 AM PST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: West at 1 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest Warden Interchange WA US WA DOT, Warden, WA

Updated: 10:15 AM PST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: East at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS OTHELLO WA US, Othello, WA

Updated: 10:29 AM PST

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SW at 5 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest GEORGE WA US AGRIMET, Royal City, WA

Updated: 10:00 AM PST

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: NE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: N Royal Lake, Othello, WA

Updated: 11:34 AM PST

Temperature: 38.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: Adrian, Soap Lake, WA

Updated: 11:38 AM PST

Temperature: 38.1 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 75% Wind: SSE at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: COM - Winchester, Ephrata, WA

Updated: 11:38 AM PST

Temperature: 39.3 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 85% Wind: SSW at 3.7 mph Pressure: 28.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest Soap Lake WA US WA DOT, Soap Lake, WA

Updated: 10:15 AM PST

Temperature: 38 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Ephrata WA US, Ephrata, WA

Updated: 11:03 AM PST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: SE at 1 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Winchester, Quincy, WA

Updated: 11:35 AM PST

Temperature: 36.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: ENE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest ODESSA WA US AGRIMET, Odessa, WA

Updated: 10:00 AM PST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest Othello WA US WA DOT, Othello, WA

Updated: 10:15 AM PST

Temperature: 37 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
930 am PST sun Feb 1 2015 


Synopsis... 
a frontal system will bring light snow to much of the region on 
today. Another front is expected on Monday, and it should bring 
rain and mountain snow. More mild and wet weather disturbances 
are expected Thursday into the weekend. 


&& 


Discussion... 


..light snow today for northern Washington and Idaho Panhandle... 


Today and tonight: the first in a series of moist frontal systems 
will move through the Pacific northwest today. This initial shot 
of moisture today should produce light snow accumulations from the 
east slopes of the Cascades across the northern tier of counties 
in northern Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. Winter weather 
advisories have been posted from the Okanogan Highlands through 
northeast Washington into the Idaho Panhandle. 


* Snow levels: some of the tricky forecast areas for today will be 
over the Palouse, Spokane area, and southern Idaho Panhandle. 
The warm front driving today's precipitation does not appear to 
produce much wind near the surface. Without efficient boundary 
layer mixing, it will be a tough call whether temperatures in 
these aforementioned areas will be cold enough to produce 
accumulating snow. These areas will see precipitation primarily 
during the afternoon and evening. This "warm" time of day may 
inhibit accumulations during the afternoon, but as the sun sets 
pavement temperatures may cool enough that heavier snow bands 
may produce slick driving conditions. 


* Snow amounts: 1 to 3 inch accumulations look to be a good bet 
from the Methow Valley to northeast Washington into the Idaho 
Panhandle. There is good agreement between the NAM, GFS and 
European model (ecmwf) that deep layer westerly flow will produce the typical 
precipitation shadow for Wenatchee and Moses Lake areas. The 
westerlies should provide enough orographic enhancement that the 
mountains of the Idaho Panhandle above 3000 feet should receive 
3 to 6 inches of accumulation by Monday morning. 


* Timing: meteorologically today's snow looks to be pretty typical 
for this region. We see several 1 to 3 inch events most years. 
However, the timing of the snow for places like Spokane, couer 
d'alene, Sandpoint, and Kellogg may be problematic. The 
afternoon and evening timing of today's event will be coincident 
with a significant sporting event of particular regional 
interest. The festivities associated with said sporting event 
combined with potential for winter driving conditions will have 
the potential to produce more accidents than we would normally 
experience on a typical Sunday afternoon/evening. 


Monday: precipitation chances and amounts for Monday have been 
lowered a bit, and may need to be lowered further. There is 
reasonable model agreement that the bulk of precipitation on 
Monday will not arrive until afternoon and evening. Snow levels 
will be on the rise Monday. At this time, it looks like a mainly 
rain event for the valleys with snow for the mountains above 
3000-4000 feet. /Gkoch 


Monday night through Thursday night...the warm southwest to 
northeast trajectory of approach for storm systems continues with 
Monday evening remaining quite wet with fairly high snow levels. 
There is a subtle change with the exit of the storm as it moves 
into northwest Montana Tuesday as it appears a very weak cold 
front may drop down from the north and allow cooling and lowering 
of snow levels Tuesday. This complicates the storm track and is 
different than what models had depicted earlier. Now models hint 
at this cold front passage from the north pushes the storm track 
associated with the ridge in the area further south with more 
influence on Oregon now and less on northern Washington for late 
Tuesday, regardless by Tuesday night what appears to be a 
deformation zone of sorts in the vicinity of where the old cold 
front stalled remains an area of focus for precipitation as 
moisture streams in from the west/southwest through it. With this 
in mind high pops remain Wednesday as it remains in the area and 
behaves as a warm front at times as it gets pushed north Wednesday 
afternoon through Wednesday night. Thursday through Thursday night 
remains cluttered with similar high pops with yet another 
baroclinic band spiraling outward from large low pressure area in 
Gulf of Alaska that taps into subtropical moisture sweeps through 
Washington and north Idaho allowing for continued rather high snow 
levels and forecast temperatures to remain on the warm side of 
climo. /Pelatti 


Friday through Saturday night: mild and active pattern leads into 
the weekend as moist subtropical air comes into the region. Models 
are now in decent agreement showing a very moisture rich plume 
pushing into the region Friday with deep subtropical origins. An 
atmospheric river set-up looks promising which highly supports the 
notion of widespread precipitation Friday into Friday night. With 
precipitable water values surpassing an inch for some, 
precipitation amounts could end up being rather impressive for the 
24 hr period. The highest amounts will fall in the Cascades which 
could see upwards of 2 inches with up to 1.5 inches in the Idaho 
Panhandle. Snow levels surge to at least 6k feet by midday Friday 
supporting widespread rain with only the highest mountains seeing 
snow. Overall this is not great news in terms of trying to build a 
snowpack, which we have struggled with all winter. The one watch 
spot for impacts would be in the far northern valleys of the 
Cascades and along the international border which may hold onto 
enough cold air Friday morning to support a period of freezing 
rain before an eventual switch to rain by midday. Confidence in 
this is not high at this point and will greatly depend on how much 
they cool Thursday night. Increased confidence will likely come as 
we further approach the event. 


Precipitation chances diminish moving into Saturday as the rich 
moisture feed is no longer directed into the region. With a strong 
westerly component in the winds, the locations to dry out first 
would be in the east slopes and Lower Basin due to increased 
shadowing off the Cascades before eventually spreading further 
east. Better mixing behind the main moisture band will allow mid 
and upper level winds to more efficiently mix to the surface in 
turn bringing gusty winds. This will be most notable in the higher 
elevation locations (especially in the blue mtns and Camas 
prairie), but even the valleys will note an uptick in winds. 
Temperatures will be the other thing on the rise as mild southerly 
winds bring in warmer air. This will send daytime highs into the 
40s and 50s with overnight lows struggling to fall below freezing 
for most. Overall a wet and mild pattern for the end of the week. 
/Fliehman 


&& 


Aviation... 
18z tafs: light snow will increase across northeast Washington and 
north Idaho through the afternoon. Look for runway accumulations 
of 1 to 2 inches in places like Spokane, Coeur D'Alene, Sandpoint, 
Colville, and Kellogg. Further south, Pullman will be a tough call 
with a potential change from snow to rain in the afternoon. Low 
stratus and fog will be a good possibility tonight as the 
precipitation moves out of the region. Not much Post frontal 
mixing is anticipated after the snow/rain ends. Weak upslope flow 
into Spokane and Coeur D'Alene will likely lead to ceilings at or 
below 1000 feet. Jw 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 33 30 38 32 39 29 / 100 30 60 50 20 20 
Coeur D'Alene 33 30 39 34 40 29 / 100 70 60 70 30 20 
Pullman 35 32 43 37 45 34 / 90 70 60 60 30 30 
Lewiston 40 36 47 39 49 36 / 50 80 50 50 30 30 
Colville 33 30 37 31 36 26 / 100 30 50 40 20 10 
Sandpoint 33 30 37 32 37 27 / 90 60 50 70 30 20 
Kellogg 33 32 39 34 39 29 / 100 100 50 90 60 30 
Moses Lake 38 28 41 33 44 31 / 30 10 50 20 30 20 
Wenatchee 39 31 37 33 42 32 / 50 10 50 20 30 30 
Omak 35 28 35 31 36 28 / 70 10 50 30 20 20 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...Winter Weather Advisory from 10 am this morning to midnight PST 
tonight for central Panhandle mountains-Coeur D'Alene area- 
Idaho Palouse-northern Panhandle. 


Washington...Winter Weather Advisory from 7 am this morning to 7 PM PST this 
evening for northeast mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Spokane 
area. 


&& 


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