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Current Conditions

  • 30°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 7 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 26°
  • Pressure: 30.37 in. +
  • Heat Index: 23

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 43 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 46 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Fog
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 27 °
  • Fog

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 7:00 AM PST on November 24, 2014

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 43F. Winds from the SE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast in the evening, then mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 34F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 46F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Fog overnight. Low of 37F. Winds from the West at 5 to 15 mph shifting to the SSW after midnight. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Wednesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Thursday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 50F. Breezy. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 20 mph shifting to the WNW in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 27F. Breezy. Winds from the North at 15 to 20 mph.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 36F with a windchill as low as 10F. Winds from the North at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 21F with a windchill as low as 12F. Winds from the North at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of snow. High of 32F with a windchill as low as 18F. Winds from the NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Low of 16F. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the SW after midnight. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 2 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Monday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 16F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. High of 34F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 14F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: MesoWest TESKE WA US UPR, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 3:05 AM PST

Temperature: 39 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Grange Supply of Odessa, Odessa, WA

Updated: 6:38 AM PST

Temperature: 26.1 °F Dew Point: 22 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 26 °F Graphs

Location: RAWS ESCURE WA US, Benge, WA

Updated: 5:41 AM PST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: South at 4 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 29 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion

Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
432 am PST Monday Nov 24 2014 

the weather today will be relatively chilly and quiet prior to the 
arrival of a wet storm system tonight. Rain and mountain snow is 
expected to develop this evening. Tonight, Tuesday and Tuesday 
night will be rainy with the Idaho Panhandle and the Cascades 
receiving a couple inches of rain by Wednesday. A breezy and wet 
but warm Thanksgiving day will give way to a colder weather 
pattern for the Holiday weekend with the mountains receiving 
several rounds of snow. Snow levels will fall to valley floors by 
the weekend. 


today: for today, our attention will be on the potential for fog 
development this morning. Satellite and web cameras show areas of 
thick fog in the valleys north of Spokane around Colville, Priest 
Lake, Cusick, and Lincoln. Winds have diminished overnight over 
the West Plains, Spokane area, and Coeur D'Alene. There is a good 
chance of fog development around sunrise in these locations. By 
this afternoon, a low pressure system making landfall in southern 
British Columbia will spread warm frontal precipitation into the 
northern Cascades and the mountains along the Canadian border. 
Precipitation will be in the form of snow this afternoon in these 

Tonight through tuesday: precipitation is expected to Blossom 
quickly this evening over the Idaho Panhandle and eastern third of 
Washington. Strong low level warm advection will likely lead to 
precipitation falling in the form of rain or rain/snow mix in 
Spokane, Coeur D'Alene and Pullman with no accumulation. The 
valleys north of the Metro will be a tough call as snow levels 
will be rising through the night. At this time it looks like 
Sandpoint, Bonners Ferry, Priest Lake, and Metaline Falls will 
have a good shot at receiving 1 to 3 inches of wet accumulation 
before snow transitions to rain on early Tuesday morning. At this 
time, much of the Silver Valley looks to be too warm for 
accumulating snow. A Winter Storm Watch will be issued for the 
mountains of far north Idaho and northeast Washington above 4000 
feet. Snow levels will make or break this event. It is possible 
that warm advection could push snow levels high enough that all 
but the highest peaks transition to rain Tuesday and Tuesday 

Of additional concern will be the rain amounts anticipated over 
the Palouse, Shoshone County and the headwaters of the Stehekin 
River. Thirty-six hour rainfall totals from the NAM and GFS 
suggest 1 to 2 inches of precipitation, mostly in the form of rain 
over the headwaters of the Palouse river. The combination of 
rainfall and melting snow Tuesday into Wednesday raises our 
concern for the creeks ad streams feeding the Palouse river 
including Paradise creek at Moscow. High snow levels over the 
Cascades and two-day rain totals in the 2 to 3 inch range over the 
crest will also raise our concerns for the Stehekin River and some 
of the tributaries feeding the Wenatchee river. We will be 
coordinating the forecasts with the river forecast center this 
morning to assess the potential for river statement or watches. 

Wednesday through Friday night: narrow elongated ridging off the 
coast and the jet stream draped across it and just to the north in 
Canada along with no cold air in valleys and lowlands to overrun 
is how this interval of time should start off. Any disturbances 
that ride along the periphery of the ridge are expected to remain 
fairly close to the northern British Columbia border but have some 
potential to penetrate further to the southeast over north Idaho 
as the flow becomes more from the northwest there. By Thursday 
there is more digging into west side of the ridge off the coast 
which allows this pattern to remain in place through Wednesday 
night. At about Thanksgiving and beyond there is more uncertainty 
due to the complexity of the meteorological setup with the 
expectation that the jet stream may be directly overhead parts of 
eastern Washington and north Idaho aligned southwest to northeast. 
This is due to the earlier mentioned digging, deepening, and 
intensification of the cold trof off the coast which deamplifies 
the earlier mentioned narrow elongated ridge off the coast. The 
overall effect is to allow any moisture streaming through the 
baroclinicity of the offshore trof and over the top of the the 
remaining weak ridging in the area to sag southeast and pass over 
eastern Washington and north Idaho Thanksgiving day and night so 
pops remain high with gusty brisk winds and snow levels that are 
high enough to with valley rain and mountain snow wording...indeed 
higher mountains will get snow and accumulate but the Lodge level 
elevations from about 4000 ft mean sea level and below will see mostly rain. 
This moisture stream continues slow sag into Friday night but 
current models are slower with this progression and not bringing 
in the cold air from the north down as fast. This is an important 
change so I adjusted the forecast for Friday and Friday night by 
warming the temperatures and raising the snow levels and held off 
on the shift to northerly winds until much later Friday night. 

Saturday through monday: the zonal flow pattern will slowly 
transition to a southern flow as a low approaches the Oregon 
coast and bring moist and warm air into the region. With the 
temperatures expected to be near freezing this is expected to 
bring snow to the mountains of the region and rain/snow mix to 
the basin and lower elevations. With more model runs, the type of 
precip will become clearer. Returning travel from the Holiday 
could be impacted especially in the mountain passes. Temperatures 
will range from the mid 30s to low 20s during this period. /Jdc 


12z tafs: low stratus of fog will be a good bet at Spokane and 
Coeur D'Alene around sunrise. The satellite fog channel shows the 
valleys north of the city filled with fog and a bit of low clouds 
or fog south of town. Light south winds should push this low 
stratus south of kgeg, ksff and kcoe into these terminals. It is 
tough to tell if this ragged low cloud is hugging the ground of a 
few hundred feet above ground level. Some amendments will be 
likely this morning. The NAM and GFS forecast the development of 
precipitation between 0z-06z with rain the predominant 
precipitation type at Spokane, Coeur D'Alene, Pullman and 
Lewiston. It looks like snow for Sandpoint and Bonners Ferry. 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 38 35 40 38 47 33 / 10 60 70 60 50 30 
Coeur D'Alene 38 35 40 37 45 32 / 10 90 90 70 60 40 
Pullman 42 38 48 45 50 35 / 10 70 80 60 30 30 
Lewiston 49 40 52 46 54 38 / 10 70 80 30 20 20 
Colville 37 32 39 34 42 28 / 20 70 70 70 50 40 
Sandpoint 35 33 38 34 41 28 / 30 100 90 80 80 60 
Kellogg 36 33 38 37 40 32 / 10 100 100 100 70 60 
Moses Lake 41 35 46 40 52 34 / 0 10 20 10 20 10 
Wenatchee 43 36 45 40 49 33 / 10 10 20 20 30 20 
Omak 34 32 38 35 43 30 / 10 20 60 60 50 20 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...Winter Storm Watch from this evening through Tuesday evening for 
northern Panhandle. 

Washington...Winter Storm Watch from this evening through Tuesday evening for 
northeast mountains. 



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