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Current Conditions

  • 84°
  • Clear
  • Wind: NW 7 mph
  • Humidity: 25%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 45°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 101 °
  • Low: 68 °
  • Clear
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 102 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 98 °
  • Low: 64 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 95 °
  • Low: 65 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 98 °
  • Low: 66 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 3:27 PM PDT on July 1, 2015

Heat advisory in effect until 9 PM PDT Friday...
  • Tonight

    Clear. Lows in the 60s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Hot...sunny. Highs 100 to 103. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph in the morning...becoming light.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Lows in the mid to upper 60s. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Hot...sunny. Highs 100 to 103. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Lows in the 60s. West wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Independence Day through Wednesday

    Windy. Mostly clear. Highs 91 to 100. Lows in the lower 60s to lower 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Fire Weather Watch  Statement as of 3:24 PM PDT on July 1, 2015


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from midday Saturday through
Saturday evening for wind and low relative humidity...

The National Weather Service in Spokane has issued a Fire Weather
Watch for wind and low relative humidity... which is in effect
from Saturday morning through Saturday evening... for the Okanogan
Valley... Waterville Plateau... Grant County and the extreme west
part of Adams County.

* Affected area: fire weather zone 673 East Washington northern
Columbia Basin (zone 673) and fire weather zone 684 East
Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684).

* Winds: north 205 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidities: 8 to 15 percent.

* Impacts: rapid fire spread is possible with existing fires or
new fire starts in the area.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible
red flag warnings.






 Record Report  Statement as of 10:50 am PDT on July 1, 2015


... New June temperature records set during the June 28th and 29th
heat wave...

Note: a few sites noted below with a * broke their all time
temperature record

... New June high temperature records...

Site new record old record (date) records began
Spokane Arpt WA 105 101 (june 23 1992) 1881
Wenatchee Arpt WA 109 105 (june 23 1992) 1959
Lewiston Arpt ID 111 109 (june 22 1936) 1881
Ephrata WA 110 106 (june 30 1998) 1948
Omak WA 110 103 (june 30 2008) 1931
Pullman WA 105 98 (june 24 1992) 1940
Bonners Ferry id* 105 98 (june 30 2008) 1907
chief Joseph dam wa* 113 108 (june 23 1992) 1949
Chelan wa* 110 102 (june 22 1958) 1890
Colville WA 108 102 (june 29 2008) 1899
Conconully WA 100 (tied) 100 (june 30 1924) 1894
Coeur D'Alene ID 102 (tied) 102 (june 23 1974) 1895
Davenport WA 102 100 (june 26 1925) 1893
Hartline WA 107 103 (june 23 1992) 1927
Kamiah ID 109 104 (june 21 2005) 1979
La Crosse WA 106 105 (june 23 1936) 1931
Lind WA 109 105 (june 17 1961) 1931
Mazama WA 103 98 (june 23 2004) 1948
Nez Perce ID 100 94 (june 24 1992) 1901
Odessa WA 110 106 (june 17 1961) 1902
plain WA 101 98 (june 22 1992) 1937
Porthill ID 101 98 (june 30 2008) 1892
Rosalia WA 105 102 (june 30 1924) 1893
Sandpoint ID 102 96 (june 25 1992) 1910
Winchester ID 95 90 (june 30 2008) 1939
Winthrop WA 103 (tied) 103 (june 26 1925) 1906
Saint Maries ID 106 100 (june 29 1990) 1897
boundary dam wa* 105 99 (june 24 1992) 1965
Republic WA 104 102 (june 26 1925) 1899
Waterville WA 102 101 (june 28 1896) 1893

... New June warm low temperatures records...

Site new record old record (date) records began
Spokane Arpt WA 74 71 (june 30 2008) 1881
Wenatchee Arpt WA 77 75 (june 30 2008) 1959
Lewiston Arpt ID 79 76 (june 25 1928) 1881
Pullman WA 67 (tied) 67 (june 23 1970) 1940
Bonners Ferry ID 70 68 (june 24 1970) 1907
chief Joseph dam 70 (tied) 70 (june 28 1992) 1949
Colville WA 76 65 (june 28 2002) 1899
Coeur D'Alene ID 74 66 (june 28 2006) 1895
Davenport WA 75 72 (june 21 1918) 1893
Coulee Dam 1 SW WA 79 72 (june 30 1987) 1934
Holden Village WA 61 60 (june 27 2003) 1962
Kamiah ID 67 66 (june 13 1999) 1979
Lind WA 77 75 (june 30 2008) 1931
Nez Perce ID 69 64 (june 7 1977) 1901
plain WA 64 (tied) 64 (june 20 1985) 1937
Rosalia WA 73 69 (june 29 1939) 1893
Sandpoint ID 72 67 (june 22 1955) 1910
Wenatchee wtr plant WA 76 72 (june 26 1992) 1931
Winchester ID 69 62 (june 27 2002) 1939
Wilbur WA 73 69 (june 27 1992) 1892
Saint Maries ID 75 68 (june 27 1990) 1897
Republic WA 70 65 (june 23 1933) 1899



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Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 10:14 PM PDT

Temperature: 81.5 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: NNW at 4.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 10:14 PM PDT

Temperature: 71.4 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 29% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 76 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Lind, WA

Updated: 9:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 84 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.80 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 81 °F Graphs

Location: Grange Supply of Odessa, Odessa, WA

Updated: 10:14 PM PDT

Temperature: 82.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 19% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.75 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 80 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hooper, WA

Updated: 9:58 PM PDT

Temperature: 85 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 18% Wind: NNW at 3 mph Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 82 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
431 PM PDT Wednesday Jul 1 2015 


Synopsis.... 
hot and dry weather will be featured into the Independence day 
weekend. Hottest days will likely be Thursday and Friday with many 
valley sites topping the century mark. Breezes will be kicking up 
as weather systems move across the strong upper level ridge. 
Friday and Saturday winds are potentially looking more substantial 
as a cool front tries to sag in from Canada eventually forcing 
winds more from the north. It is still looking dry and warm even 
into the beginning of next week. 




&& 


Discussion... 


Tonight though Friday night: a ridge of high pressure will be the 
dominate weather feature during this period continuing to deliver 
excessive heat...record temperatures... and dry conditions. 
Temperatures this afternoon are already in the 90s in most 
locations and the Mercury is going to continue to rise Thursday 
and Friday. Consequently, heat advisories are in effect for The 
Lowlands stretching from the lower Idaho Panhandle...Columbia 
Basin...and along the Highway 97 corridor. This is where 
temperatures will achieve triple digit heat coupled with lows 
generally warmer than 60-65f. For all other valleys not in the 
advisory, temperatures will still be hot but look to top out in 
the mid to upper 90s with an isolated 100-101f. 


Winds will generally remain light Thursday following a weak northerly 
push down the Okanogan Valley but will increase in the Cascade 
gaps and Columbia Basin Friday as the upper-level ridge becomes 
dented. This will increase the potential for rapidly spreading 
wildfires and a Fire Weather Watch has been issued to address 
these concerns. /Sb 


Saturday through wednesday: we focused heavily on the weekend 
winds following a frontal passage Saturday that will produce very 
gusty north winds. The Okanogan Valley and western Columbia Basin 
will be the first to see these winds...with pressure gradients 
supporting gusts up to 30-40 mph. For Sunday and Monday the 
highest wind threat will shift east into the Spokane/ Coeur 
D'Alene and the north Idaho corridor of boundary and Bonner 
counties. With this Post-frontal dry air mass in place, there's 
only a slight chance of thunder near the British Columbia border...and this won't 
be until Tuesday through Wednesday associated a second wave moving 
southeast out of British Columbia.Bz 




&& 


Aviation... 00z tafs: drier air over much of the region will result 
in VFR conditions at all taf sites through Thursday afternoon. A 
weak upper level impulse on Thursday may result in isolated 
thunderstorms in the northern Panhandle, but confidence is low. A 
slight increase in winds to between 10-15 kts from the northeast is 
expected through the Purcell Trench and out into kcoe between 12- 
18z; otherwise, weak and terrain driven winds at all other taf 
sites. /Svh 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 67 98 69 99 66 95 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Coeur D'Alene 61 95 63 97 62 94 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Pullman 55 95 59 95 58 93 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Lewiston 69 103 70 104 69 101 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Colville 63 100 62 102 61 96 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Sandpoint 56 94 55 95 55 92 / 0 0 0 0 0 10 
Kellogg 58 95 60 96 61 93 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Moses Lake 69 102 67 103 66 101 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Wenatchee 73 103 73 103 71 102 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 
Omak 67 102 66 104 64 96 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...heat advisory until 9 PM PDT Friday for Lewis and southern Nez 
Perce counties-Lewiston area. 


Washington...heat advisory until 9 PM PDT Friday for lower Garfield and 
Asotin counties-Moses Lake area-upper Columbia Basin- 
Washington Palouse. 


Fire Weather Watch from Friday afternoon through Friday evening 
for East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East 
Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676). 


Heat advisory from 1 PM Thursday to 9 PM PDT Friday for Okanogan 
Valley-Wenatchee area. 


Fire Weather Watch from Saturday morning through Saturday 
evening for East Washington northern Columbia Basin (zone 
673)-East Washington Okanogan/Methow valleys (zone 684). 


&& 


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