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Current Conditions

  • 34°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 0.8 miles
  • Dew Point: 34°
  • Pressure: 30.13 in. +

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5 Day Forecast

  • Monday
  • Clear
  • High: 64 °
  • Low: 40 °
  • Clear
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 53 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Wednesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 49 °
  • Low: 29 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Thursday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 51 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Friday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 50 °
  • Low: 33 °
  • Mostly Cloudy

Forecast for Sandpoint, Idaho

Updated: 5:19 AM PDT on January 30, 2015

  • Monday

    Sunny to partly cloudy. High 64F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    A few clouds. Low around 40F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Chance of a shower or two during the morning, followed by partly cloudy skies in the afternoon. High 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 32F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy in the morning. Increasing clouds with periods of showers later in the day. High 49F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Wednesday Night

    Evening clouds will give way to clearing. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy early then becoming cloudy with periods of light rain later in the day. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Thursday Night

    A few showers early with mostly clear conditions later at night. Low around 30F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 30%.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will become overcast in the afternoon. High around 50F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

  • Saturday

    Steady light rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Saturday Night

    Cloudy skies early, then partly cloudy after midnight. Low 31F. Winds light and variable.

  • Sunday

    Considerable cloudiness. High near 50F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Cloudy with showers. Low 31F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday

    A shower or two around the area in the morning, then partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy skies. Low 33F. Winds light and variable.

  • Tuesday

    Rain showers in the morning becoming a steady light rain in the afternoon. High 51F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Showers in the evening with some clearing overnight. Low 33F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Wednesday

    Cloudy with showers. High 54F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Wednesday Night

    A few rain showers early mixing with snow showers late. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Chance of precip 30%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy skies during the morning hours will give way to occasional showers in the afternoon. High around 55F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain showers at times. Low 36F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 60%.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 7:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Selle Valley, Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 7:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Solar Roadways, Sagle, ID

Updated: 6:57 AM PDT

Temperature: 37.1 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.28 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: Sagle near Round Lake, Sagle, ID

Updated: 7:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Cocolalla, ID KG7CSG, Cocolalla, ID

Updated: 7:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: East River, Priest River, ID

Updated: 6:38 AM PDT

Temperature: 34.7 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.27 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Priest Lake, Coolin, ID

Updated: 7:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: ITD Old Town ID US, Oldtown, ID

Updated: 6:15 AM PDT

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: 4300' above Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 5:55 AM AKDT

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
442 am PDT Monday Mar 30 2015 


Synopsis... 
the inland northwest will enjoy one last day of well above 
average temperatures before a vigorous cold front arrives during 
the early morning hours on Tuesday. The front will bring gusty 
west winds and showers on Tuesday. Wednesday through the weekend 
will be seasonably cool and unsettled with a chance for showers. 


&& 


Discussion... 


..wind gusts to 40 miles per hour expected Tuesday across the Columbia 
Basin...Palouse...West Plains... 


Today: our flat upper level ridge will amplify a bit today ahead 
of an approaching cold front. The subtle increase in deep 
southerly flow will draw unseasonably mild temperatures into the 
region. With 850mb temperatures ranging from 8-11c across the 
inland northwest, we are expecting afternoon highs to reach the 
60s. Warm spots along the snake and Columbia rivers in southeast 
and south central Washington will likely eclipse 70. These 
readings are a good 10 to 15 degrees above average. 


Tuesday: big changes will arrive by the early morning hours on 
Tuesday with the arrival of a fast moving cold front. Gusty west 
winds, falling snow levels, and the potential for widely scattered 
thunderstorms will be associated with this vigorous early Spring 
storm system. 


* Winds: compared to model runs 24 hours ago, the wind speeds have 
trended down a bit. The GFS continues to prog stronger 850mb 
winds than the NAM...35-40kts compared to 30-35kts. Local 
verification studies suggest that GFS MOS guidance performs 
better in Post cold front wind events, and the GFS guidance 
looks pretty reasonable forecasting sustained winds of 20 to 25 
mph Tuesday afternoon with gusts to 40 mph. A tight pressure 
gradient combined with steep lapse rates to 700mb during the 
afternoon hours suggest very efficient mixing of downward 
momentum. Add the potential for downdrafts from convective 
showers over the Idaho Panhandle and eastern third of 
Washington, it looks like gusts up to 40 mph will be a pretty 
good bet from the Waterville Plateau to Spokane to Pullman. 


* Precipitation: this frontal system will not bring as much deep 
layer moisture as last saturday's front. Much of the 
precipitation with this system will be generated by convection. 
Strong cold advection is advertised with 500mb temperatures of 
-32c arriving Tuesday afternoon/evening. Look for snow levels to 
plunge to 3000 feet over the Cascades by Tuesday afternoon, and 
to 3500 feet over the Idaho Panhandle by Tuesday evening. The 
mountains of the Idaho Panhandle will have a good shot of a 
couple inches of snow by Tuesday night. Travel probably won't be 
impacted much in the Idaho Panhandle, but there will be a chance 
that a Puget Sound convergence zone could become established 
near Stevens Pass Tuesday afternoon/night. Motorists on Highway 
2 could experience some slick driving conditions Tuesday night. 


* Thunderstorm potential: prefrontal elevated instability 
continues to be advertised by the NAM and European model (ecmwf) late Monday 
night into Tuesday morning over southeast Washington into the 
central/southern Panhandle. A handful of pre-cold front strikes 
around Lewiston, Pullman, and St Maries isn't out of the 
question overnight. Then Tuesday afternoon, strong upper level 
cooling will steepen lapse rates and yield a couple hundred 
joules/kg of surface based cape over northeast Washington and 
the Idaho Panhandle. The deep layer cooling may actually push 
LCLs (lifting condensation levels) too cold Tuesday 
afternoon/evening for thunderstorms. LCLs colder than -5c often 
times don't produce much lightning and yield graupel showers. 
With that in mind, only isolated thunder is in the forecast from 
Colville to Sandpoint to Spokane to Kellogg Tuesday afternoon. 
/Gkoch 


Wednesday through thursday: a cold upper level trough of lower 
pressure will be over the region. A -33 c cold pool aloft at 500 
mbs will result in a destabilizing atmosphere during the 
afternoon. All of the region will see a chance for showers on 
Wednesday. The cold pool will then focus showers mainly across 
extreme eastern Washington and in the Idaho Panhandle on Thursday. There is a 
high probability for soft hail or graupel showers. Temperatures 
are expected to feel more like what is typical for March and 
should be slightly below normal. Expect high temperatures in the 
upper 40s to mid 50s with lows dipping down into the mid 20s and 
mid 30s across most locations. 


Thursday night through sunday: models are in decent agreement with 
another cold upper level low pressure system dropping down out of 
the Gulf of Alaska. There are some discrepancies with where this 
trough will dig. The European model (ecmwf) model has the upper trough digging a 
bit more offshore, whereas the GFS model digs the trough further 
east more over the northwest. The European model (ecmwf) depiction would result in 
a slight bump up in temperatures with southerly flow into the 
region. The GFS depiction would keep temperatures at or slightly 
below normal through this period. Either way it looks as if this 
upper low will swing in over the region at some point. This will 
keep the weather unsettled with precip chances at least above 
climatology. /Svh 


&& 


Aviation... 
12z tafs: the inland northwest will be in the warm sector today 
and tonight ahead of a cold front expected to arrive Tuesday 
morning. Scattered to broken 15 to 20 thousand foot clouds are 
expected from 12z-06z region-wide. Between 06z-12z, a narrow 
corridor of elevated instability over northeast Oregon, southeast 
Washington, and the southern Idaho Panhandle will have the 
potential to produce scattered high-based showers. The Lewiston, 
Pullman, and Coeur D'Alene tafs have the possibility of showers 
in a prob30 group. A couple nocturnal lightning strikes isn't out 
of the question in the vicinity of these airports. /Gkoch 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 65 42 55 33 50 29 / 0 10 30 10 40 40 
Coeur D'Alene 65 40 56 32 47 27 / 0 10 40 20 40 40 
Pullman 67 42 55 33 47 30 / 0 20 30 20 40 40 
Lewiston 72 47 59 37 53 32 / 0 20 40 10 30 30 
Colville 66 38 59 32 52 29 / 0 10 60 30 40 40 
Sandpoint 61 37 54 33 47 26 / 0 10 60 30 40 50 
Kellogg 65 39 52 32 44 29 / 0 20 80 30 50 50 
Moses Lake 70 43 61 35 56 30 / 0 10 20 10 20 20 
Wenatchee 68 45 61 37 54 36 / 0 10 10 10 20 10 
Omak 68 40 62 31 54 31 / 0 10 20 10 30 20 


&& 


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


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