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Current Conditions

  • 44°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: NNW 5 mph
  • Humidity: 96%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 43°
  • Pressure: 29.77 in. -
  • Heat Index: 42

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 2:00 AM PDT on November 01, 2014

  • Saturday

    Overcast in the morning, then partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 55F. Winds from the NW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Low of 36F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 37F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 54F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 59F. Winds from the South at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 61F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 54F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 11:59 PM PDT on October 31, 2014


... Climatological records set or tied on October 31...

The low temperature at Wenatchee water plant in the past 24 hours
ending at 700 am was 49 degrees. This ties the record for the
warmest low temperature for this period. The previous record of 49
degrees was set in 1983. Records have been kept at this site since
1925.

The low temperature at Plummer in the past 24 hours ending at 800 am
was 45 degrees. This sets the record for the warmest low temperature
for this period. The previous record of 44 degrees was set in 2012.
Records have been kept at this site since 1948.

The precipitation at chief Joseph dam in the past 24 hours ending at
1100 PM was 0.33 inches. This sets the record for the most
precipitation for this period. The previous record of 0.25 inches
was set in 1991. Records have been kept at this site since 1949.



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Location: Grange Supply of Odessa, Odessa, WA

Updated: 3:02 AM PDT

Temperature: 45.4 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.67 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS ESCURE WA US, Benge, WA

Updated: 1:41 AM PDT

Temperature: 46 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SE at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
217 am PDT Sat Nov 1 2014 


Synopsis... 
a slow moving frontal system will pass through the region over 
the next 24 hours. Light rain will develop over far eastern 
Washington and the Idaho Panhandle today. Sunday will be a break 
period followed by a very moist period on Monday through 
Wednesday featuring valley rain and High Mountain snow. 


&& 


Discussion... 
today and tonight...a deep and highly meridional upper level 
trough with axis just off the Pacific coast will drift onshore 
today. The forecast area will be under a deep and moist southerly 
flow regime ahead of this trough axis. The main trough base 
dynamic region will eject into the Great Basin and then hook north 
into Idaho and promoting surface cyclogenesis over Idaho and 
eventually Montana tonight. 


The forecast area will be on the edge of the strong dynamic 
forcing featuring differential vorticity advection and mutually 
supporting jet divergent regions which will drive the 
cyclogenesis. The eastern half of the forecast area will be 
impacted by this forcing and fueled by deep moisture. Radar is 
already filling in with moderate rain returns from Walla Walla to 
Sandpoint and points east early this morning. The situation will 
continue to deteriorate further as the day wears on over these 
regions...while the western zones will be Manly dry but with thick 
mid and high clouds for minimal sunshine. Expect a generally wet 
day featuring intermittent light rain and High Mountain snow over 
the Idaho Panhandle and extreme eastern Washington with 1/3 to 1/2 
inch of rain possible with near 1 inch of precipitation in the 
mountains. The southerly flow will keep snow levels up around 
5000 feet today. 


Tonight the trough axis will cross the region and allow snow 
levels to begin lowering. The lingering precipitation over the 
Idaho Panhandle will become snow above 4000-4500 feet with 
accumulations possibly reaching early season warning criteria over 
the high terrain...and the current Winter Storm Watch for the 
Shoshone County mountains above 4500 feet will continue with the 
morning forecast package. /Fugazzi 


Sunday: precipitation wrapping around the backside of an area of low 
pressure over Montana will rapidly decrease in intensity and wane 
through the morning and early afternoon as the storm system shifts 
into the northern plains. A mid-level dry slot will shift into 
Idaho leading to rapid drying of the dendritic layer and despite 
the continued upsloping flow and saturated lower levels, 
precipitation intensity will become light trending from a mix of 
light mountain snow and valley to rain toward a combination of 
drizzle and flurries. Snow levels will range between 3800-4000 
feet Sunday morning rising near 4500 feet by the late afternoon. 
Any chance for accumulating snows will likely have to come during 
the early morning hours when precipitation intensity will be 
greatest. The remainder of central and ern Washington will generally 
remain dry with areas of morning fog and stratus giving way to 
increasing clouds as the next weather system approaches. 


Sunday night through saturday: the Gulf of Alaska low will dig into 
the ern pac and direct an atmospheric river at the northwestern 
US. This will bring several rounds of precipitation, gusty winds, 
and mild temperatures. Sunday night and Monday will be initial 
influx of atmospheric moisture and be accompanied by modest 
westerly flow. This will equate to thickening clouds with spotty 
light precipitation and quantitative precipitation forecast amounts generally less than a tenth of 
an inch. The exception will be along the immediate Cascade crest 
where upwards of a quarter or more will be possible through Monday 
evening. Snow levels across the northern mountains will start off 
just shy of 4000 feet Monday morning suggesting any light 
precipitation before midday could result in a period of light snow 
on Sherman Pass. 


Precipitation will increase in coverage and intensity Monday night and 
Tuesday as subtropical moisture continues to flood inland and a 
weak frontal system skirts to the northwest. Widespread quantitative precipitation forecast 
amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch will be found 
across the basin (less in the Lee of the Cascades and more eastern 
basin with the valleys of NE Washington and nrn Idaho looking at closer to 
amounts between a quarter and half an inch. The Cascade crest will 
receive over an inch of liquid while the mountains of NE 
Washington and nrn Idaho should look to receive between 0.75 - 
1.00" with local amounts likely to exceed an inch. Snow levels 
will start off lowest Monday night and continue to climb as the 
subtropical moisture pours inland. Levels across the northern and 
eastern mountains will start off 5500-6000 feet increasing 7500 
feet by Tuesday evening. In the Cascades, snow levels bounce 
between 7000-8000 feet and 7000-9000 feet closer to the blue mtns. 


The passing frontal system will briefly suppress the axis of subtropical 
moisture toward northern Oregon Tuesday night with westerly flow 
bringing drying in the Lee of the Cascades, Okanogan Valley, and 
Okanogan Highlands. Numerous showers will continue across the 
Cascade crest and mountains east of the basin as winds within the 
850-700mb layer blow 25-40kts out of the W/SW. 


For the middle to end of the week (wednesday - saturday), there 
is increasing confidence that a longwave trof between 150-160w 
will begin to swing east and in return...pump heights over the 
western US. The axis of deeper moisture near the Washington/or border will 
respond by lifting north ahead of a developing warm front and 
looks to retreat toward the international border during the 
Wednesday time-frame. How far north the shield of precipitation 
retreats carries moderate uncertainty. The trof will continue to 
swing east and eventually swing inland somewhere in the Thursday - 
Friday time-frame. Ec and GFS appear to have flip-flopped 
solutions when compared to 24 hours ago and also differ in timing 
by nearly 24 hours. Now the ec shows less offshore splitting of 
the 500mb trof and a stronger cold front passage coupled with a 
windy scenario. The GFS also supports windy conditions but the 
system is weaker and 12-24 hours slower. All things considered, 
the upcoming frontal system will bring a good chance for windy 
conditions, enhance precipitation, and cool temperatures down some 
but we have very little confidence regarding timing and when/where 
to place the highest pops each 12 hour period given these 
uncertainties. 


Outside the late week storm system, Tuesday will be the breeziest 
day of the week with breezy southerly winds somewhere in the 10 
to 20 mph range. All other days will generally be around 10 mph or 
less except for the mountains. The subtropical origins of the 
incoming air mass will also deliver above normal warmth with mild 
overnight lows and potential for several days of 60's across the 
Lower Basin. /Sb&& 


Aviation... 
06z tafs: very slow eastward moving front continues to keep some 
precipitation over the aviation area. Abundant low level moisture 
from the recent rainfall keeps fog and stratus in some shape or 
form overnight and morning hours in addition to the lower stratus 
associated with precipitation along the front. /Pelatti 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 50 34 47 36 48 43 / 80 20 10 20 50 80 
Coeur D'Alene 49 36 46 34 47 41 / 100 60 10 10 60 80 
Pullman 49 34 47 36 50 44 / 100 70 10 20 40 70 
Lewiston 54 38 53 38 54 46 / 100 70 10 10 30 50 
Colville 51 33 49 34 47 42 / 20 10 0 20 60 100 
Sandpoint 48 36 45 32 45 40 / 90 60 10 20 70 90 
Kellogg 46 37 43 33 44 39 / 100 100 40 10 60 80 
Moses Lake 55 36 53 40 52 48 / 10 0 0 20 30 60 
Wenatchee 56 37 54 41 51 46 / 0 0 10 40 30 60 
Omak 52 33 50 36 49 43 / 10 0 0 30 40 70 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...Winter Storm Watch from this afternoon through Sunday afternoon 
for central Panhandle mountains. 


Washington...none. 
&& 


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