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Current Conditions

  • 69°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SW 16 mph
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 46°
  • Pressure: 29.88 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 52 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 75 °
  • Low: 51 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 70 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Thursday
  • Clear
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 9:01 am PDT on August 30, 2015

  • Rest of Today

    Mostly cloudy. Scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms in the morning...then scattered rain showers late in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Windy. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch... except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. Windy. Southwest wind 15 to 25 mph decreasing to 5 to 15 mph overnight.

  • Monday

    Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the morning. Highs in the 70s. Breezy. Southwest wind 10 to 20 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower to mid 50s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the 70s. Southwest wind 5 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

  • Tuesday Night and Wednesday

    Breezy. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Lows in the lower 50s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

  • Wednesday Night

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

  • Thursday and Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower to mid 70s. Lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

  • Friday Night and Saturday

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Highs in the lower to mid 70s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Air Quality Alert  Statement as of 10:57 am PDT on August 30, 2015


... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com


1057 am PDT sun Aug 30 2015

... Air quality alert in effect until further notice...

An air quality alert has been issued by the following agencies:

Washington department of ecology in Spokane
Idaho department of environmental quality in Lewiston
Washington department of ecology in Yakima
Idaho department of environmental quality in Coeur D'Alene
Nez Perce tribe
Colville confederated tribes
Spokane tribe
kalispel Indian community
Coeur D'Alene tribe
Spokane regional clean air agency
Kootenai tribe of Idaho

Air quality across the region has improved with the wind and rain
from weather systems this weekend. Wildfires continue to burn
across the region and may produce enough smoke for air quality to
diminish into the moderate to unhealthy category at times through
Monday morning. A coordination call with air quality agencies will
be conducted Monday morning to determine what areas, if any, can
be removed from the air quality alert for next week.

Precautions to be taken for areas experiencing increased smoke and
reduced air quality include:

*everyone should avoid heavy work or exercise outdoors when the
air quality index reaches unhealthy levels.

*Older adults, small children, and those with respiratory
conditions or heart disease may be more sensitive to poor air
quality and should stay indoors and avoid heavy work when air
quality reaches unhealthy levels.

*Drink plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps dilute phlegm in
the respiratory tract, making it easier to cough out smoke
particles. Plan on coughing; it is nature's way of clearing your
lungs. Avoid caffeine products, sugary drinks and alcohol because
they have dehydrating effects.

*Stay cool when the weather is warm. Run your air conditioner to
recirculate air. Turn The Fan blower on manually so it
continuously filters the air in your home.

*If working outside, use a dust mask... n95 or n100. If a dusk mask
is not available, cover your nose and mouth with a damp
handkerchief.

This air quality alert will be reevaluated by Monday at noon.

For more information, please see the following websites:
airquality.Deq.Idaho.Gov
idsmoke.Blogspot.Com
wasmoke.Blogspot.Com




Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 12:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 61.9 °F Dew Point: 50 °F Humidity: 66% Wind: WSW at 8.9 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 12:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 62.2 °F Dew Point: 49 °F Humidity: 61% Wind: SSW at 11.0 mph Pressure: 29.85 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Lind, WA

Updated: 12:36 PM PDT

Temperature: 64 °F Dew Point: 51 °F Humidity: 62% Wind: WSW at 14 mph Pressure: 29.83 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: Grange Supply of Odessa, Odessa, WA

Updated: 12:55 PM PDT

Temperature: 62.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 57% Wind: North at 15.0 mph Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hooper, WA

Updated: 12:31 PM PDT

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: 54 °F Humidity: 80% Wind: West at 20 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
1051 am PDT sun Aug 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
a vigorous upper level disturbance will bring the inland 
northwest some much needed rain today. Area wildfires will have a 
good chance of a tenth to a quarter inch of rain. A cool, 
occasionally breezy and showery weather pattern is expected much 
of next week. 




&& 


Discussion... 
morning forecast update: the 700 mb cold front is just now 
beginning to cross east of the Cascade crest at 9:00 am this 
morning. Low levels have moistened up considerably after 
yesterday's cold front passage. This has resulted in a more 
proficient rain producing front for this morning compared to 
yesterday. Current radar shows a widespread coverage of showers 
developing ahead of the front east of a line from Moses Lake to 
Ritzville. Expect these showers to continue across the eastern half 
of the forecast area through this morning. Best chances for 
showers will be in the Panhandle for the afternoon as low levels 
turn more westerly with orographic enhancement playing a bigger 
role in shower development. Expect light to moderate rainfall with 
these showers through the morning into the early afternoon. 


Chances for thunderstorms will increase late this morning into the 
early afternoon over the western basin up into the Okanogan 
Valley/Highlands. Visible satellite imagery shows the cloud cover 
dispersing a bit behind the frontal passage. This will result in 
better surface heating that will combine with a relatively moist 
boundary layer with dew points in the low to mid 50s. We will see 
the possibility for thunderstorms increasing eastward through the 
afternoon as the upper level trough pushes across the region. 
Thunderstorms will be possible over the northern blue mtns, 
Palouse, Spokane area and northeast mtns after about 1:00 PM PDT, 
then push into the Panhandle by about 3:00 PM PDT this afternoon. 


The convection will increase the wind potential. Winds will 
generally be breezy with gusts to around 30 mph with today's cold 
front passage. Thunderstorms that develop will be capable of 
drawing down stronger gusts in the 40-50 mph range with the stronger 
cells being capable to producing gusts closer to this upper range. 
These stronger gusts are not expected to be widespread as 
thunderstorm coverage will be isolated to scattered and the 
stronger gusts will likely be confined to near the thunderstorms 
themselves. Other potential impacts from thunderstorms today will 
include small hail and heavy downpours. The good news with the 
heavy rain aspect of the thunderstorms is that they are expected 
to be moving at a good pace to the east. This should limit the 
potential for any flash flooding with the risk looking low today. 
However, burn scared areas may see some minor mud or debris flows 
with thunderstorms. /Svh 


&& 


Aviation... 
18z tafs: bands of rain will accompany the passage of a cold 
front today. The most significant precipitation will occur over 
the Idaho Panhandle between 18z-22z with ceilings occasionally 
falling into the 2500-4000 ft range. There may also be some 
scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms behind the cold 
front. Sunshine will be necessary to destabilize the atmosphere 
sufficiently for these cells. Only a handful of lightning 
strikes are expected at this time. Breezy west to southwest winds 
will follow the cold front passage in the 20z-02z time frame with 
gusts to 20-30kts. /Gkoch 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 66 50 71 53 72 53 / 50 10 20 10 10 20 
Coeur D'Alene 63 48 70 51 72 51 / 80 20 20 10 10 20 
Pullman 65 48 72 51 73 49 / 60 10 10 10 10 20 
Lewiston 72 53 81 57 81 58 / 70 10 10 10 10 10 
Colville 68 49 67 50 73 49 / 50 10 40 20 20 30 
Sandpoint 61 47 66 49 71 49 / 90 30 40 20 20 30 
Kellogg 60 45 69 48 70 49 / 90 30 20 10 10 40 
Moses Lake 75 53 77 55 77 53 / 20 10 10 10 10 10 
Wenatchee 74 53 74 55 74 56 / 10 10 20 20 10 20 
Omak 74 50 70 51 74 50 / 20 10 30 30 20 20 


&& 


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


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