Updated: 3:24 PM PDT on August 3, 2015
Cloudy. Brief sprinkles and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening...then brief sprinkles overnight. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Mostly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs in the mid to upper 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 80s.
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.
Mostly clear. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s.
Mostly clear. Highs in the 80s. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.
Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 80s. Lows in the lower to mid 50s.
234 PM PDT Mon Aug 3 2015
An air quality alert through Tuesday morning has been issued by
the Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene.
The Kootenai tribe of Idaho and Coeur D'Alene tribe have also
requested an air quality alert.
Air quality is currently in the moderate category and last through
Wednesday morning as wildfire smoke from the Wolverine wildfire
impacts the region.
All northern Idaho counties are currently under a stage 2 burn
Those individuals who are sensitive to increased particulate or
smoke levels are encouraged to limit prolonged or strenuous
outdoor activity. An increase in symptoms of asthma and other
respiratory ailments are likely. Your cooperation is appreciated.
This statement is issued by the deq air quality analyst... air
quality division... Coeur D'Alene Idaho. Contact at 208 769 1422.
For more information on Idaho air quality visit... /use all lower
... Record high temperatures for August 1st...
Site new record old record (date) records began
Lewiston ID 106* 106 (2009) 1881
Colville WA 103* 103 (2009) 1899
Mullen Pass ID 83 79 (2009) 1938
Sandpoint ID 98 97 (2003) 1910
Stehekin WA 101 100 (1992) 1906
... Public information statement...
the wildfires in the region have created poor air quality
throughout eastern Washington. Air quality is currently moderate
to unhealthy. Individuals who are sensitive to increased
particulate or smoke are encouraged to limit prolonged or
strenuous outdoor activity. A increase in symptoms of asthma and
other respiratory ailments are likely. Air quality is expected to
improve through the end of the week.
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Location: MesoWest, Mullan, ID
Updated: 7:00 PM PDT
|Temperature: 74 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 72 °F||Graphs|
Location: Little Beaver Creek, Trout Creek, MT
Updated: 9:20 PM MDT
|Temperature: 80.2 °F||Dew Point: 47 °F||Humidity: 31%||Wind: NW at 2.0 mph||Pressure: 29.67 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 79 °F||Graphs|
Location: Diamond Street, Kellogg, ID
Updated: 8:20 PM PDT
|Temperature: 83.4 °F||Dew Point: 42 °F||Humidity: 23%||Wind: SSW at 2.0 mph||Pressure: 29.70 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 81 °F||Graphs|
Location: MesoWest, Wallace, ID
Updated: 7:00 PM PDT
|Temperature: 67 °F||Dew Point: -||Humidity: -||Wind: Calm||Pressure: -||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: -||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 451 PM PDT Monday Aug 3 2015 Synopsis.... the ongoing drought, combined with high heat and low humidity will contribute to high fire danger throughout the inland northwest. Cooler temperatures and windy conditions are expected...especially Tuesday and Wednesday following the arrival of a cold front. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms arrives next weekend. && Discussion... Tonight through tuesday: no significant changes to the fcst. Winds will continue to strengthen into early evening as pressure gradients strengthen...most notably near the Cascades (wenatchee region) and parts of the Palouse. Otherwise...a weak short- wave trough over Oregon will move NE and keep the threat of very light showers in the fcst for all areas outside of the Columbia Basin. Pcpn amnts should be no more than a trace for most towns due to unimpressive instability and a very dry sub-cloud layer below 10-15k ft. Once this wave exits tonight, a cold front will move across the region and produce very gusty, but dry conditions tues.Bz Tuesday night through Friday morning: a low pressure system will begin continue to push into the region and shift the ridge of high pressure further east. The drying of moisture associated this system has decreased the chances of precip with this system. The areas with the chance of rain are the extreme northern Cascades and northern Idaho. With the decrease of the precip chances, the chance of thunderstorms has become next to nonexistent. The main concern during this period will be the afternoon winds. The thermal gradient is expected to tighten with the incoming system. The winds along the valleys in the Cascades are expected to have sustained around 20 miles per hour with gust near 35 miles per hour. Temperatures are expected to be near the normal with highs in the 80s. /Jdc Friday through monday: after a dry start to the period, a couple features move on the region. First low pressure lingering off the California coast is projected to make its way inland Friday and skim by southeast Washington and the lower Idaho Panhandle Friday night into Saturday night. Secondly a trough currently near the Aleutians moves toward the coast by Friday night and gradually makes its way inland through early next week, with impulses rounding it having opportunity to move across the Cascades and northern mountains, if not the entire region. There is disagreement on the strength and track of these impulses. Overall, however, this will lead to an increased threat of showers and thunderstorms across the mountains and potentially the valley/basin area. The risk will increase as the weekend progresses into early next week. Confidence is lowest around the valley/basin areas. Temperatures will warm into Saturday ahead of the trough, lingering near to just slightly above normal, before dipping again into early next week. We will also have to watch for another increase in winds Saturday, possibly combined with lower relative humidity values, for more fire weather concerns. /J. Cote' && Aviation... 00z tafs: a broad canopy of ceilings ranging from 9-14k ft agl associated with a weak wave moving NE through the area will produce only light amnts of rain. This pcpn threat will end first for the keat and kmwh taf sites (as well as klws/kpuw) around 01-02z...then move out of the Spokane/ c'da area by 03-04z. As it does, expect west and southwest winds to gust to 25kt for all sites. These gusty winds will slowly decrease after 05z. && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 66 87 59 81 57 78 / 10 0 0 0 0 10 Coeur D'Alene 62 87 57 82 55 79 / 10 10 10 0 0 10 Pullman 57 86 53 81 52 78 / 10 10 10 0 0 0 Lewiston 68 95 64 89 61 87 / 10 10 10 0 0 10 Colville 60 89 56 85 55 80 / 10 10 10 20 10 10 Sandpoint 57 85 50 80 49 76 / 10 10 10 0 10 10 Kellogg 58 86 54 81 53 76 / 20 10 10 0 0 0 Moses Lake 62 92 59 87 58 84 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 69 90 66 87 64 85 / 10 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 62 92 57 87 57 84 / 10 0 0 10 0 10 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...none. Washington...red flag warning until 9 PM PDT Wednesday for East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)-East Washington Palouse and Spokane area (zone 674)-East Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676). && $$