Updated: 5:16 PM PDT on January 24, 2015
Mainly cloudy. Lows overnight in the upper 30s.
Considerable cloudiness. Low 38F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly cloudy skies. High 62F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low near 35F. Winds NW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny. High 67F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny skies. High around 75F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low 47F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunny along with a few clouds. High 81F. NNE winds shifting to SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Clear skies. Low 46F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunshine along with some cloudy intervals. High 73F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.
A mostly clear sky. Low 44F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Plentiful sunshine. High 74F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
A mostly clear sky. Low near 45F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 72F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Mainly clear. Low 43F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 70F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 41F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
A mainly sunny sky. High 71F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear skies. Low 42F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.
Except for a few afternoon clouds, mainly sunny. High around 75F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Partly cloudy skies. Low 46F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
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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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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. && $$