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Current Conditions

  • 59°
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW 4 mph
  • Humidity: 45%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 37°
  • Pressure: 29.95 in. -

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 68 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Clear
  • High: 73 °
  • Low: 49 °
  • Clear
  • Saturday
  • Thunderstorm
  • High: 62 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • T-Storms
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 67 °
  • Low: 44 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 69 °
  • Low: 42 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Sandpoint, Idaho

Updated: 3:00 am PDT on September 3, 2015

  • Today

    Mostly cloudy in the morning...becoming partly cloudy. Patchy smoke in the morning. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

  • Tonight

    Partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening. Patchy smoke and frost overnight. Lows in the 30s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Rainfall amounts less than a tenth of an inch.

  • Friday

    Sunny in the morning...becoming partly cloudy. Patchy smoke. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Northeast wind 5 to 15 mph in the afternoon.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening...then a chance of rain overnight. Patchy smoke through the night. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s. North wind 5 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy. Rain likely in the morning...then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the lower to mid 60s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of rain. Lows in the upper 30s to mid 40s.

  • Sunday

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

  • Sunday Night through Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Patchy smoke. Lows in the 40s. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

  • Tuesday and Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Lows in the 40s.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain. Highs in the mid 70s to lower 80s.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Ponder Point Sandpoint ID, Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 12:07 PM PDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Upper Humbird Drive, Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 12:05 PM PDT

Temperature: 61.3 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 56% Wind: North at - Pressure: 29.77 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 12:09 PM PDT

Temperature: 63.5 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 51% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.84 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 8:35 AM PDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Selle Valley, Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 11:01 AM PDT

Temperature: 56.2 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 74% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.93 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Solar Roadways, Sagle, ID

Updated: 11:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 63.3 °F Dew Point: 41 °F Humidity: 45% Wind: SE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Sagle near Round Lake, Sagle, ID

Updated: 12:00 PM PDT

Temperature: 62.8 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 43% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.88 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: Gold Cup Mountain, Priest River, ID

Updated: 12:09 PM PDT

Temperature: 57.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 52% Wind: South at 4.0 mph Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: - Graphs

Location: MesoWest, Bonners Ferry, ID

Updated: 9:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 48 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Fall Creek, Naples, ID

Updated: 12:09 PM PDT

Temperature: 59.1 °F Dew Point: 86 °F Humidity: 255% Wind: ESE at 1.2 mph Pressure: 27.63 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET, Blanchard, ID

Updated: 11:42 AM PDT

Temperature: 60 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 48% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: - Graphs

Location: 4300' above Sandpoint, ID

Updated: 11:00 AM AKDT

Temperature: 38.4 °F Dew Point: 36 °F Humidity: 89% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.91 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington 
1030 am PDT Thursday Sep 3 2015 


Synopsis... 
a cool and showery weather pattern is expected for the remainder 
of the work week as a cold storm system moves by the area. 
Widespread rain is expected in the Panhandle and extreme eastern 
Washington on Saturday. Drier and warmer weather is expected by 
early next week. 


&& 


Discussion... 
today through friday: the threat of showers and a few thunderstorms 
will continue around the rim of the Columbia Basin, especially 
near the mountains, as a broad trough settles into the Pacific 
northwest. The low at the center of the trough migrates south from 
Vancouver Island to western Oregon in the next 36 hours. Impulses 
pivoting around to its east side will work with regional 
instability and moisture to bring those shower chances, even as 
the cold front continue to edge away from the southeast County Warning Area. 


First this morning the best chance of showers will linger near 
the aforementioned cold front, from The Blues to southeast 
Shoshone County, and closer to the parent trough near the Cascade 
crest and northern mountains with one of those embedded mid-level 
shortwaves passing. I cannot rule out some isolated embedded 
thunderstorms too, with a ribbon of elevated instability 
represented by high level total totals between 30 to 37 c. 
Additionally some isolated sprinkles or a brief shower cannot be 
ruled out across the eastern Columbia Basin, including the 
Spokane/c'da area and Palouse, with the passing shortwave. But the 
threat should be mainly early in the morning (before 8 or 9 am). 
Going into the afternoon the shower threat across the southeast is 
expected to wane some as the front edges away, but not end 
entirely as another shortwave rounds the trough. The expanding 
afternoon instability and one of those impulses rounding the 
trough will lead to increasing shower and isolated thunderstorm 
chances around the Cascades and Waterville Plateau into the 
northern mountains again. The threat will wane again through the 
evening with the loss of daytime heating. Then going into Friday 
the low migrating south and another impulse rounding it will help 
stall the front just southeast of the County Warning Area and eventually buckle it 
back west. Renewed afternoon instability will again mean renewed 
shower and thunderstorm chances across the Cascades and northern 
mountains. Chances will also expand back into southeast Washington through 
the Panhandle. However the overall highest threat will be near the 
Cascade crest, the Blue Mountains and southeast Shoshone County. 


Through this time frame snow levels will generally be above pass 
level, ranging from near 5500-6000 feet in the Cascades to near 
6500-7500 feet toward the central Panhandle. Yet this may be low 
enough to bring some light accumulation to the higher peaks. 


Winds will also be occasionally breezy. As that low migrates 
south Thursday night into Friday the north-to-south pressure 
gradient increases. This points to the potential for some breezy 
and gusty conditions. The winds are expected to first increase 
down the Okanogan Valley into the western Columbia Basin as air 
channels through this region. The gradient and winds then begins 
to increase down the Purcell Trench, from Bonners Ferry to 
Sandpoint out through the Coeur D'Alene area in the afternoon. 
Right now it looks too marginal for any critical fire conditions 
but it will be monitored. 


Temperatures will remain below normal under the trough. The main 
potential impact could be during the night hours when temperatures 
drop into the 30s and 40s for some. Some locations may even drop 
to or below freezing, especially in the sheltered northeast 
valleys. The areal coverage may not be enough to warrant a freeze 
warning but this too will be monitored. Some patchy frost was 
added to the forecast as well for tonight/Friday morning. /J. Cote' 


Saturday through Wednesday...the long Holiday weekend looks to be 
a mixed bag for outdoor activities. Models are now in good 
agreement in forming a band of wrap around precipitation over the 
eastern half of the forecast area...forming Saturday night and 
maxing out with widespread light rain east of a line from about 
Republic to Ritzville during the day Saturday...then gradually 
tapering off from west to east Saturday night until by Sunday only 
residual showers will remain in the Idaho Panhandle. The Cascades 
and deep basin should remain dry but variably smoky with continued 
breezy winds from the north becoming more westerly on Saturday 
during this period. Temperatures will remain below normal and many 
locations under the precipitation shield may have trouble breaking 
60 degrees on Saturday. 


After this closed low system ejects to the east on Sunday forecast 
model consensus breaks down somewhat. The GFS wants to bring a 
fairly strong short wave trough through the region implying a 
reasonably good chance of continued showers over much of the area 
Monday...while the European model (ecmwf) also displays a short wave but less 
strong and more limited to the Canadian border region implying 
only mountain showers. In fact through the rest of the extended 
forecast both models indicate a general progressive pattern with 
embedded weak disturbances transiting the northern tier zones from 
time to time. Only way out on Wednesday is there agreement of the 
beginnings of a sustained ridge pattern. 


Thus the extended period looks unsettled and continued at least 
slightly below average temperature-wise. No big storm systems are 
expected but the parade of weak systems brushing the region leave 
a chance of showers mainly over the north and the Panhandle 
mountains through Tuesday. /Fugazzi 




&& 


Aviation... 
18z tafs: a low pressure system over western Washington today will 
drop south into Oregon tonight. This will result in scattered 
showers along with a slight chance of thunderstorms mainly in the 
Cascades and near the Canadian border through this evening before 
activity decreases after sunset with the loss of daytime heating. 
Convection is expected mainly over the high terrain with the taf 
sites remaining dry with a continuation of VFR conditions. Jw 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 66 38 69 46 62 46 / 10 0 10 20 60 40 
Coeur D'Alene 65 38 68 45 60 46 / 10 0 10 30 70 40 
Pullman 66 35 69 40 59 43 / 10 0 10 50 60 50 
Lewiston 71 45 74 50 66 52 / 20 10 10 40 60 50 
Colville 68 35 71 42 66 43 / 20 10 10 10 30 30 
Sandpoint 65 34 67 44 61 42 / 20 10 10 30 60 40 
Kellogg 63 37 67 43 57 46 / 20 10 30 50 70 50 
Moses Lake 71 43 71 47 73 47 / 10 0 0 10 20 10 
Wenatchee 69 48 72 52 74 57 / 10 20 10 10 10 10 
Omak 68 42 70 45 74 47 / 20 30 10 10 10 10 


&& 


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


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