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Current Conditions

  • 68°
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE 5 mph
  • Humidity: 50%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 49°
  • Pressure: 29.86 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Saturday
  • Clear
  • High: 101 °
  • Low: 62 °
  • Clear
  • Sunday
  • Clear
  • High: 101 °
  • Low: 67 °
  • Clear
  • Monday
  • Overcast
  • High: 92 °
  • Low: 61 °
  • Overcast
  • Tuesday
  • Clear
  • High: 91 °
  • Low: 58 °
  • Clear
  • Wednesday
  • Clear
  • High: 87 °
  • Low: 55 °
  • Clear

Forecast for Ritzville, Washington

Updated: 3:12 PM PDT on July 31, 2015

  • Tonight

    Clear. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph in the evening...becoming light.

  • Saturday

    Hot...sunny. Highs 97 to 101. Light wind...becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Hot. Partly cloudy. Highs 99 to 102. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid to upper 60s. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Not as hot. Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

  • Monday Night through Friday

    Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Highs in the lower 80s to lower 90s.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 1:17 am PDT on August 01, 2015


... Record high temperatures for yesterday July 31...

Site new record old record (date) records began
Pullman 100 99 (1949) 1940
Omak 104* 104 (2003) 1931
Colville 104* 104 (1929) 1899
chief Joseph dam 106* 106 (2003) 1949

*tied record

... Record low temperatures for yesterday July 31...

Site new record old record (date) records began
Mullan Pass 66* 66 (2014) 1938

*tied record



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Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 2:43 AM PDT

Temperature: 68.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 21% Wind: NE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 29.78 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: Packard, Ritzville, WA

Updated: 2:43 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.7 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 32% Wind: SSE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 29.82 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Lind, WA

Updated: 1:33 AM PDT

Temperature: 80 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 22% Wind: SSE at 1 mph Pressure: 29.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 79 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Hooper, WA

Updated: 2:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 78 °F Dew Point: 27 °F Humidity: 15% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.01 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Heat Index: 77 °F Graphs

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Temp: Dew Point: Humidity Wind Pressure Hr Precip -

NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
1037 PM PDT Friday Jul 31 2015 


Synopsis.... 
dry and hot weather will persist for the next several days. High 
temperatures in the 90s to near 105 will be common through the 
weekend. A cooling trend will start off the work week. A more 
dramatic change to the hot pattern will be the chance of 
thunderstorms each day from Monday through Thursday. 


&& 


Discussion... 


Tonight through saturday: outside of a few high clouds...and 
valley smoke especially along Lake Chelan...the fcst will remain 
very warm with overnight low temps and high temps tomorrow well 
above average. We've extended the heat advsy through Sunday, with 
triple digit, or near triple digit, highs expected again tomorrow. 
The winds will remain light overall, though we may begin to see 
increasing westerly winds in and near Cascade valleys tomorrow 
evening. 


Saturday night and sunday: the strong ridge remains with 
continued very hot conditions. Main change to this portion of the 
forecast was to extend the heat advisory across the 
Lewiston/Clarkston area through Sunday evening. 850 mb temps on 
all models show at or slightly warmer temperatures for Sunday 
compared to Saturday. So, valley temps in the mid 90s with up to 
105 or even slightly higher for those typical hot places across 
the basin/lc valley/Entiat etc areas. Sunday we should see an 
increase in some clouds from the south, but they will be fairly 
high thin cirrus and shouldn't have an impact on temperatures. 


Sunday night through wednesday: models are in surprisingly good 
agreement on Sunday night/Monday of some energy moving up from 
the south into the Pacific northwest. This would bring an increase 
and thickening of clouds to the area. Sunday night could be quite 
warm given this cloud cover. It is the warmest night currently in 
the forecast with temps about 10 degrees above average for this 
time of the year. Kept thunderstorms in during the overnight 
period for our southeast forecast area. Then stretched that area 
north and west into the Columbia Basin and Okanogan Highlands by 
Monday morning and through the afternoon. By Monday evening the 
best chance of thunderstorms should be confined to extreme eastern 
Washington and north Idaho. Sadly, after that wave moves through, the models 
totally disagree for the midweek weather. The GFS now brings that 
low off the central British Columbia coast inland by Monday and puts US in a 
more west or northwesterly flow for tues/Wed. The European model (ecmwf) on the 
other hand is similar with previous model runs in keeping the low 
up off the British Columbia coast and bringing some kind of cold front and 
slightly negatively tilted trough axis through our area by 
Wednesday. Needless to say two completely different scenarios with 
two completely different affects on the weather. For now kept 
forecast similar to what we previously had and trended toward the 
European model (ecmwf) which is also similarly supported by the Canadian. Lowered 
our chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday to slight chance and kept 
our better chance of showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday. 
Temperatures will finally decrease to near average conditions, and 
perhaps by Wednesday be below average. /Nisbet 


Thursday and friday: the poor model agreement paints a murky 
picture for the extended part of the forecast. The GFS is building 
a ridge that will diminish the precip for the region while the 
European model (ecmwf) brings another low pressure system through the region. The 
forecast leans toward the European model (ecmwf) as it has been more consistent 
between runs. The region will be impacted by daytime isolated 
thunderstorms along the northern Cascades and weaker chances for 
showers in the Idaho Panhandle. Temperatures for the region will 
around the mid 80s for highs and lower 50s for lows. /Jdc 


&& 


Aviation... 
06z tafs: VFR conditions can be expected over the taf sites for 
at least the next 24 hours. Expect some smoke aloft with the best 
chance for reduced surface visibilities around sunrise when the 
inversion is the strongest. High pressure across the region means 
only light diurnal winds at the taf sites. Jl 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 64 97 65 98 69 89 / 0 0 0 0 0 20 
Coeur D'Alene 59 96 60 98 64 88 / 0 0 0 0 0 20 
Pullman 57 97 58 97 62 86 / 0 0 0 0 10 20 
Lewiston 68 104 70 104 72 93 / 0 0 0 0 20 20 
Colville 57 98 58 100 61 91 / 0 0 0 0 0 20 
Sandpoint 51 93 53 95 56 88 / 0 0 0 0 0 20 
Kellogg 59 95 58 97 59 87 / 0 0 0 0 10 20 
Moses Lake 60 101 63 102 69 93 / 0 0 0 0 10 10 
Wenatchee 69 99 71 102 75 93 / 0 0 0 10 0 10 
Omak 61 101 62 102 66 94 / 0 0 0 0 0 0 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...heat advisory until 8 PM PDT Sunday for Lewiston area. 


Washington... heat advisory until 8 PM PDT Sunday for lower Garfield and 
Asotin counties. 


&& 


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