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Current Conditions

  • 60°
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: WSW 10 mph
  • Humidity: 27%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 29.76 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 62 °
  • Low: 35 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 47 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 81 °
  • Low: 46 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 5:16 PM PDT on January 24, 2015

  • Friday

    Mainly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.

  • Friday Night

    Considerable cloudiness. Low 38F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Mostly sunny. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Mostly sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Sunny along with a few clouds. High 81F. NNE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low 44F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Thursday

    Plentiful sunshine. High 74F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    A mostly clear sky. Low near 45F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday

    Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 72F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Mainly clear. Low 43F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 41F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: MesoWest, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 5:25 PM PDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 38% Wind: SW at 13 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 6:49 PM PDT

Temperature: 52.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: SSW at 6.9 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 6:49 PM PDT

Temperature: 52.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: South at 8.1 mph Pressure: 29.79 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Lind, WA

Updated: 6:25 PM PDT

Temperature: 52 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: SSW at 9 mph Pressure: 29.74 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: RAWS, Benge, WA

Updated: 5:41 PM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: SW at 11 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hooper, WA

Updated: 5:43 PM PDT

Temperature: 55 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 40% Wind: WNW at 17 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Lind, WA

Updated: 6:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 54 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 46% Wind: SSW at 9 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
423 PM PDT Friday Apr 24 2015 


Synopsis... 
showery, cool conditions will linger through Saturday, as an upper 
low edges across the inland northwest. This is followed by high 
pressure, with warmer temperatures and dry conditions, for the 
beginning of next week. At least a small threat for showers 
returns late next week. 


&& 


Discussion... 
tonight through Saturday night: cool weather with the threat 
of occasional showers Marks this period. Low pressure is centered 
over Vancouver Island this afternoon. Hit-and-miss showers will 
continue in the instability near and around that feature through 
early evening, especially around the Cascades and northern 
mountains. After sunset into the overnight the threat of showers 
will wane. The main areas that will see a continued threat through 
the night will be over the Cascades, remaining in the vicinity of 
low and some elevated instability, and the Blue Mountains where 
the remains of showers that develop over Oregon may advect 
northeast. Going into Saturday the low edges east of the Cascades, 
opening and weakening as it continues to nudge toward Idaho 
overnight into Sunday morning. Moisture surging north ahead of it 
will work with daytime heating and instability to renew the threat 
of showers. Chances will start in the morning, especially over 
southeast Washington into the central Panhandle. Then the risk will expand 
in coverage through the afternoon and evening, with the highest 
threat around the mountains and southeast Washington within a deformation 
axis. The risk dissipating from all but southeast Washington through the 
central Panhandle after dark into Sunday morning. The risk will 
linger in these latter areas as moisture pools along the lingering 
deformation axis, while drier air and high pressure slips in from 
the west. As for the thunder threat, the overall best risk will be 
around the northeast Washington and north Idaho mountains in the afternoon 
heating. This is where the best instability and deformation axis 
lays. However a stray storm cannot be ruled out elsewhere, simply 
for the fact a cold pool lingers with the upper low. That cold 
pool will also keep temperatures below seasonal norms, meaning 
many areas about 5 to 10 degrees below normal. /J. Cote' 




Sunday through tuesday: a transition toward a warmer and drier 
pattern can be expected as the trof of low pressure tracks east 
out of the region and a ridge of high pressure strengthens. Models 
are generally in good agreement and confidence is above normal. 
There will be the potential for a few light mountain showers along 
the outer reaches of the County Warning Area including the Idaho/Montana border and 
Cascade crest. Any precipitation associated with this activity 
will be extremely light and does not carry high confidence. 
Showers along the Idaho/Montana border will largely be tied to lingering 
afternoon instability Sunday afternoon under the departing cold 
pool and will not be an issue come Monday and Tuesday. On the 
Cascade crest, models agree that a warm front with a nice fetch of 
subtropical moisture will brush by. This will largely be within 
the Sunday night-Monday morning time-frame. Clouds are a certainty 
but precipitation not so much. Models trends have been to keep 
most precipitation west of the Cascade crest but given some 
uncertainty, small precipitation chances remain in the forecast. 


The big story will be the warmth. Warm southerly flow developing 
early next week will warm 850mb temperatures from near 5c Sunday 
afternoon toward 15c Tuesday. Confidence is medium to high that 
Idaho and much of ern Washington will experience temperatures in the 70s 
with a few lower 80s. Confidence is lower in the east slopes of 
the Cascades due to the potential for a shortwave to crash into 
the ridge and usher a marine push through the mountain barrier. 
Each of the medium range models indicate the ridge migrating east 
as a series of trofs come inland but consistency with timing has 
not been stellar. European model (ecmwf)/Gem are the quicker models with the GFS 
suite, the slowest. This will be critical to afternoon highs for 
central Washington with nearly a 7c difference noted at 850mb between 
the guidance. The push will also bring the first bout of winds 
through the Cascade gaps and a late afternoon/early evening timing 
would be much stronger versus an overnight push. This could 
elevate the potential for grass fires in this drought stricken 
area. 


Wednesday through friday: a broad trof of low pressure will slowly 
reclaim the northwestern US. There remains high uncertainty 
regarding the details for precipitation chances (especially 
timing) but overall, it does not look like an excessively wet 
period and most precipitation chances will focus outside the 
Columbia Basin. Several shortwaves pivoting through the area will 
bring bouts of breezy winds, especially across the basin and 
east slopes of the Cascades. The air mass does not cool 
drastically and we should continue to experience comfortable 
Spring-like temperatures. /Sb 


&& 


Aviation... 
00z tafs: an upper low will slowly move into eastern Washington over the 
next 24 hour. Isolated showers will continue across portions of 
northeast Washington and north ID, with the geg to Coe area having the 
best threat any of these passing. The threat will wane after 
02-04z. Another risk will start to develop Saturday, into 
southeast Washington and lower Idaho first and then expanding over much of 
the region in the afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms are possible 
during the afternoon/evening hours, but the risk that any will 
pass a taf site is too small to put in a taf. Conditions will be 
mainly VFR, but brief MVFR conditions are possible if a heavier 
shower crosses a taf site. /J. Cote' 






&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 35 53 36 60 39 67 / 20 40 30 10 10 0 
Coeur D'Alene 34 52 34 59 36 67 / 20 60 30 10 10 0 
Pullman 35 51 34 57 37 67 / 10 60 30 10 10 0 
Lewiston 40 56 39 64 41 71 / 10 60 30 10 10 0 
Colville 34 55 33 63 39 71 / 20 50 40 10 10 10 
Sandpoint 32 52 32 58 34 66 / 20 70 40 10 10 10 
Kellogg 34 49 35 56 35 66 / 20 70 50 20 10 10 
Moses Lake 37 59 35 65 41 73 / 20 20 10 0 10 0 
Wenatchee 40 58 40 65 45 75 / 20 20 10 10 10 10 
Omak 32 56 32 65 40 72 / 20 30 30 10 10 10 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...none. 
Washington...none. 
&& 


$$ 








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