Updated: 2:32 PM PDT on July 3, 2015
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s to lower 70s. Northwest wind 5 to 15 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 90s. Windy. North wind 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 40 mph in the afternoon.
Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s. Windy. North wind 15 to 25 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Sunny. Highs in the lower to mid 90s. Breezy. North wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the 60s.
Mostly clear. Highs in the 90s. Lows in the lower 60s to lower 70s.
Sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower to mid 90s.
... Heat advisory remains in effect until 9 PM PDT this evening...
* temperatures... highs in the upper 90s to 104.
* Locations... Wenatchee... Brewster... Omak... Oroville
* impacts... if you plan to be active be prepared for more hot
weather. Drink plenty of water. If you are outdoors... take
breaks from vigorous activity and rest in the shade.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside. When
possible... reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or
evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat
stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when
possible and drink plenty of water.
To reduce risk during outdoor work the occupational safety and
health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks
in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by
heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke
is an emergency... call 911. A heat advisory means that a period
of hot temperatures is expected. Very hot temperatures can create
a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of
fluids... stay in an air- conditioned room... stay out of the sun...
and check up on relatives and neighbors.
... Red flag warning remains in effect from noon to 10 PM PDT
Saturday for wind and low relative humidity for Okanogan Valley...
Waterville Plateau... and western Columbia Basin...
* affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673)... fire weather zone 684 East
Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684) and fire weather
zone 687 East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687).
* Winds: northwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Winds
will be breezy throughout the day but peak speeds look to come
in two bursts... once during the morning hours and a second with
a dry cold front passage in the evening between 1700 and
* Relative humidities: 12 to 19 percent.
* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with existing fires or
new fire starts in the area.
A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures will
create extreme fire growth potential.
... Record high temperature set at Pullman-moscow Regional Airport...
A record high temperature of 96 degrees was set at the Pullman-
moscow Regional Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 95
set in 2013.
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Location: OKANOGAN / MALOTT, Okanogan, WA
Updated: 4:37 PM PDT
|Temperature: 107.9 °F||Dew Point: 2 °F||Humidity: 2%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.97 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 100 °F||Graphs|
Location: Silver Spur Resort, Brewster, WA
Updated: 4:35 PM PDT
|Temperature: 103.7 °F||Dew Point: 46 °F||Humidity: 14%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 29.58 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 100 °F||Graphs|
Location: Brewster, WA
Updated: 4:38 PM PDT
|Temperature: 101.7 °F||Dew Point: 44 °F||Humidity: 14%||Wind: SE at 2.0 mph||Pressure: 29.36 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 97 °F||Graphs|
Location: Tonasket School District, Tonasket, WA
Updated: 4:37 PM PDT
|Temperature: 101.7 °F||Dew Point: 52 °F||Humidity: 19%||Wind: NW at 13.0 mph||Pressure: 28.53 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 99 °F||Graphs|
Location: Sinlahekin Wildlife Area, Loomis, WA
Updated: 4:36 PM PDT
|Temperature: 101.7 °F||Dew Point: 52 °F||Humidity: 19%||Wind: North at 9.0 mph||Pressure: 29.64 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 99 °F||Graphs|
Updated: 4:35 PM PDT
|Temperature: 96.1 °F||Dew Point: 31 °F||Humidity: 10%||Wind: SSE at 8.7 mph||Pressure: 28.07 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 91 °F||Graphs|
Location: South Pipestone Canyon, Twisp, WA
Updated: 4:38 PM PDT
|Temperature: 100.4 °F||Dew Point: 34 °F||Humidity: 10%||Wind: Calm||Pressure: 27.37 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 95 °F||Graphs|
Location: Loup Loup Ski Bowl, Twisp, WA
Updated: 4:35 PM PDT
|Temperature: 89.2 °F||Dew Point: 34 °F||Humidity: 14%||Wind: West at 8.5 mph||Pressure: 30.12 in||Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in||Heat Index: 85 °F||Graphs|
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Area forecast discussion National Weather Service Spokane Washington 228 PM PDT Friday Jul 3 2015 Synopsis.... hot and dry weather will be featured into the Independence day weekend. Winds will increase as systems move across the upper level ridge. This evening and Saturday winds will be increasing as a front tries to sag in from Canada, eventually forcing winds more from the north. Breezy conditions continue on Sunday. It is still looking dry and warm into the beginning of next week. && Discussion... tonight through friday: the inland northwest will be in a west to northwest flow much of this period and the occasional shortwave passes, carrying minor shower chances and occasionally breezy conditions. Yet as a whole the pattern remains dry with above normal temperatures. Between tonight and Saturday some minor ripples in the west-northwest flow bring a few middle to high clouds, but otherwise dry conditions. The first substantial shortwave approaches from British Columbia into Saturday and the thermal low over the Columbia Basin migrates southeastward. This will increase the north-south gradient and increase north to northwesterly winds down the Okanogan between tonight and Saturday. Speeds in the 15 to 25 mph range will be possible here by Saturday morning, with gusts in the 35 to 40 mph range possible by afternoon. Meanwhile southwest winds will continue across the lower Columbia Basin into the Palouse through the Idaho Panhandle. Between Saturday night and Sunday night the first substantial shortwave drops across the inland northwest. This comes with a marginal increase in layer moisture and instability, especially toward the Idaho/Montana border and perhaps near the Cascade crest. Look for some band of clouds to drop in Saturday night into Sunday morning, before some drier air slips in from the north later Sunday. A slight threat of showers and thunderstorms skim by the Idaho/Montana border Saturday night. Other chances continue across the central and lower Idaho Panhandle mountains into the Camas Prairie in the developing northwest flow for Sunday afternoon and early evening. Otherwise the region will remain dry, with clearing into Monday. The more notable and continuing feature will be winds. Just in time to heighten the concern around the Fourth of July evening, speeds will be or rise into in the breezy category. Directions turn north-northwest over much of the region Saturday night, before they gradually shift north-northeast into Sunday. We will continue to see some channeling and higher winds down the Okanogan Valley and out through the Purcell Trench. Speeds then begin to subside Sunday afternoon and especially Sunday night. Between Monday night and Tuesday night the second substantial shortwave drops through. This system carries more moisture and instability and overall has a better threat of showers and thunderstorms. However there remains a fair amount of model disagreement over just how much of the threat it will bring. Some models hold the main chances across the Idaho Panhandle mountains and far northeast Washington mountains. Others bring the threat over a broader portion of the inland northwest. For now on Monday night clouds increase some and the main shower threat comes into the Okanogan Highlands through the northern Panhandle. By Tuesday expanding surface-based instability and lift with the incoming wave will increase the threat of showers and thunderstorms. Still, the overall best chances will remain across the mountains. Breezy conditions also accompany this shortwave but compared to the weekend winds they don't look at strong. From Wednesday to Friday model agreement falters. Initially the region will remain in north or westerly flow, with a ridge to the west and low pressure off the central California coast. That California low migrates inland through the end of the week and some instability wraps around the mountains, while the deeper Columbia Basin remains relatively stable. Where models disagree is over whether some energy coming around that incoming low drifts north into our region to bring at least an isolated shower and thunderstorm threat. Through Thursday most models keep the threat south of the region of just into our blues/Camas Prairie. The GFS brings chances into the Cascades by Thursday, but for now this seems an outlier. By next Friday better chances come to the southeast Washington and the lower Panhandle and move up along the Idaho/Montana border, with a few solutions wrapping some threat back across the northern Washington mountains. /J. Cote' && Aviation... 00z tafs: a dry airmass will allow for VFR conditions at all taf sites. Winds will increase in the late afternoon across eat and remain occasionally breezy through Saturday. Elevated smoke layers from area wildfires will appear as thin mid level clouds but surface visibility will not be affected. /J. Cote' && Fire weather... there are elevated risk for rapidly spreading wildfires through the weekend as winds increase. Winds increase locally near the Cascades Friday afternoon then across most of central and eastern Washington on Saturday. Gusty winds will continue well into Sunday with gusty northeast winds spreading into the north Idaho Panhandle Saturday night and Sunday. && Preliminary point temps/pops... Spokane 67 96 66 87 62 92 / 0 0 10 0 0 0 Coeur D'Alene 62 94 62 84 58 90 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Pullman 58 94 57 89 53 91 / 0 0 0 10 0 0 Lewiston 69 102 70 98 66 98 / 0 0 0 10 10 0 Colville 64 98 60 92 58 95 / 0 0 10 0 0 10 Sandpoint 55 93 54 83 50 89 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Kellogg 62 93 59 83 54 89 / 0 0 10 10 0 0 Moses Lake 68 102 70 97 65 99 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Wenatchee 73 102 72 98 71 100 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 Omak 67 98 63 96 63 98 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 && Otx watches/warnings/advisories... Idaho...heat advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for Lewis and southern Nez Perce counties-Lewiston area. Washington...heat advisory until 9 PM PDT this evening for lower Garfield and Asotin counties-Moses Lake area-Okanogan Valley-upper Columbia Basin-Washington Palouse-Wenatchee area. Red flag warning until 9 PM PDT this evening for East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676). Red flag warning from noon to 10 PM PDT Saturday for East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 673)-East Washington Okanogan Highlands (zone 687)-East Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684). && $$