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  • 41°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 93%
  • Visibility: 5.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 39°
  • Pressure: 30.23 in. +
  • Heat Index: 36

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5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 51 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 48 °
  • Low: 38 °
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  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 44 °
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  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 43 °
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  • Tuesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
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Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 4:01 am PST on February 12, 2016

Air stagnation advisory in effect until 10 am PST Saturday...
  • Today

    Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog in the morning. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch.

  • Tonight

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers through the night. Lows in the lower to mid 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch.

  • Saturday

    Partly sunny. A chance of rain showers. Highs in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening...then a chance of rain overnight. Lows in the mid to upper 30s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Lows in the lower to mid 40s.

  • Washington's Birthday

    Windy. Not as cool. Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

  • Monday Night and Tuesday

    Breezy. Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 40s. Highs in the 50s.

  • Tuesday Night through Thursday

    Cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s to lower 40s. Highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Air Stagnation Advisory  Statement as of 9:52 am PST on February 12, 2016


... Air stagnation advisory remains in effect until 10 am PST
Saturday...

* air quality... light winds and temperature inversions will
heighten the potential for elevated pollution levels in
central and northeast Washington through Saturday morning.
Weak weather disturbances will pass through the area Thursday
night and may slightly improve the situation. A stronger cold
front passage late Friday into Saturday is expected to end the
stagnant conditions.

* Impacts... burn bans may be in effect for your area. Please
consult your state or tribal authorities before burning.

* Locations... a few communities included in the air stagnation
advisory are Ritzville... Moses Lake... Grand Coulee... Colville
   ... and Wenatchee.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

An air stagnation advisory indicates that due to limited movement
of an air mass across the advisory area... pollution has the
potential to increase to dangerous levels. Persons with
respiratory illness should follow their physicians advice for
dealing with high levels of air pollution.






Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 10:01 AM PST

Temperature: 39.7 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSE at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 10:01 AM PST

Temperature: 41.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SE at 2.9 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Grange Supply of Odessa, Odessa, WA

Updated: 10:01 AM PST

Temperature: 41.1 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Sprague, Sprague, WA

Updated: 9:50 AM PST

Temperature: 40.3 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SSE at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Farm-Rite, Inc, Odessa, WA

Updated: 9:50 AM PST

Temperature: 39.6 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: South at 3.7 mph Pressure: 29.99 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hooper, WA

Updated: 9:27 AM PST

Temperature: 40 °F Dew Point: 39 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.45 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
413 am PST Friday Feb 12 2016 


Synopsis... 
a cold front will pass through the region today with continued 
precipitation chances and slightly lower snow levels. Unsettled 
weather will continue through the weekend into early next week 
with valley rain, High Mountain snow and breezy winds expected. 
Temperatures will be quite mild on Monday with many locations 
seeing highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Record high temperatures 
are possible. 


&& 


Discussion... 
today through Sat nt: frontal passage later this morning will 
produce a continued threat of valley rain and High Mountain snow 
accumulations...especially across nrn WA and north Idaho zones, as 
well as the east slopes of the Cascades. Heavy mountain snow 
accumulations are not expected with snow levels Above All passes. 
The exception may be from Sherman Pass and west toward the Methow 
Valley where cold air damming has keep temps cool. Snow amnts and 
pcpn type will be monitored closely. Breezy winds across the 
Palouse are possible later today under the Post frontal dry slot. 
Saturday morning should be the most interesting part of the fcst 
as the upper trough moves quickly across the region. The result 
will be lowering snow levels and increased mid-level instability 
as temps aloft cool markedly. Though all zones may get at least 
isold showers in this pattern, NE WA and the Idaho Panhandle will 
be the focus region due to the upslope component. The heaviest 
snow accumulations are expected above 4000 feet with valley towns 
remaining mostly rain. Later Saturday and Saturday nt will see a 
big pattern shift to a much more stable (but more widespread) pcpn 
event along a zone of warm advection/isentropic ascent that moves 
quickly into the region. This second wave could produce some heavy 
mtn snow accumulations above 4k ft msl for the Idaho Panhandle.Bz 


Sunday through Thursday...models continue to show an atmospheric 
river of subtropical moisture aimed at the North Washington 
Cascades into the Idaho Panhandle Sunday into Monday. Westerly 
850mb winds of 25-40 kts will lead to a large rain shadow east of 
the Cascades with pop's mostly in the 20-40 percent range during 
this period. This pattern will bring in warmer air along with 
breezy conditions. Near record high temperatures are forecast for 
several areas on Monday. Areas with low/mid elevation snow such 
as the Waterville Plateau, some of the mountain valleys, and the 
Idaho Palouse will see significant rises on area rivers and small 
streams due to snow melt...as well as moderate rain totals of 1-2 
inches in the Idaho Panhandle. The Cascade crest will also see 
significant rain (2 to 5 inches) but the deep snow pack should 
absorb most of the rain that falls. A hydrologic outlook has been 
issued to address this situation. A break in the weather is 
expected on Tuesday before the next upper trough approaches 
Wednesday into Thursday with mild southwest flow favoring high 
snow levels once again. The latest GFS and European model (ecmwf) models show much 
of the energy splitting with this trough with general light precip 
totals for the area. Jw 


&& 


Aviation... 
12z tafs: a cold front passage will spread light rain showers across ern 
WA and north Idaho this morning. VFR conditions will prevail for the 
most part. But behind the rain, stratus and fog development may 
lower cigs/vsby to MVFR and possible IFR. Expect conditions to 
improve back to VFR for most areas after 18-21z today. After Sat 
00z-06z, the next round of more widespread light pcpn will once 
again bring ceilings down to at least MVFR. 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 47 34 45 35 47 42 / 50 60 40 70 30 40 
Coeur D'Alene 47 36 45 34 46 41 / 60 70 60 70 50 60 
Pullman 53 38 47 37 50 44 / 30 70 40 100 50 50 
Lewiston 57 41 54 42 56 45 / 20 50 30 90 40 40 
Colville 40 33 43 33 42 38 / 80 50 50 60 30 40 
Sandpoint 40 34 41 33 41 39 / 80 90 60 70 60 70 
Kellogg 42 35 39 33 40 40 / 70 90 80 90 80 90 
Moses Lake 49 34 51 37 52 42 / 40 20 10 50 20 10 
Wenatchee 44 33 46 33 47 40 / 40 20 10 50 20 20 
Omak 42 30 41 30 40 36 / 70 20 10 60 20 10 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...none. 
Washington...air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Saturday for Moses Lake 
area-northeast mountains-Okanogan Highlands-upper Columbia 
Basin-Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee area. 


Air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Tuesday for east slopes 
northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley. 


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