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Current Conditions

  • 32°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: ESE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 100%
  • Visibility: 2.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 32°
  • Pressure: 30.30 in. +
  • Heat Index: 28

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5 Day Forecast

  • Wednesday
  • Fog
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Fog
  • Thursday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Friday
  • Fog
  • High: 36 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Fog
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 39 °
  • Low: 30 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 41 °
  • Low: 32 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Spokane, Washington

Updated: 1:00 AM PST on January 28, 2015

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 30F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Clear. High of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Sunday

    Clear with a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 41F. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Low of 32F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 60% with accumulations up to 1 in. possible.

  • Monday

    Clear with a chance of rain. High of 43F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50%.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 32F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Clear. High of 41F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 30F. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 23F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Clear. Fog early. High of 41F. Winds from the ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Clear with a chance of snow. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of snow 20%.

  • Saturday

    Clear with a chance of rain. Fog early. High of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Fog overnight. Low of 27F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Record Report  Statement as of 12:27 am PST on January 28, 2015


... Record high temperature set at Pullman-Moscow Airport...

a record high temperature of 53 degrees was set at Pullman-Moscow
Airport yesterday. This breaks the old record of 52 set in 1983.
Records have been kept at this location since 1940.




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Location: Hayford, Cheney, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 31.3 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: SE at 1.7 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: In town, Medical Lake, WA

Updated: 3:53 AM PST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.95 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: North Riverside State Park Drive, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 4:01 AM PST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.37 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: West Central, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Sundance Golf Course Area, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 4:45 AM MST

Temperature: 35.1 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Parkside On The Green, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 3:55 AM PST

Temperature: 34.5 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest SR 2/SR 195 Int. (Garden Springs WA US WA DOT, Spokane, WA

Updated: 2:15 AM PST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: South at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Sundance, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 33.7 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 28.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Town and Country, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:59 AM PST

Temperature: 33.3 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.26 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Balboa, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:56 AM PST

Temperature: 30.2 °F Dew Point: 28 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 30 °F Graphs

Location: Corbin Park, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:00 AM PST

Temperature: 34.3 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.13 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Spokane WA US, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:22 AM PST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Spokane WA US, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:34 AM PST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.30 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: 5-Mile Prairie Granger Terrace, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 31.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.41 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Four Mound Prairie, Reardan, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.11 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Reardan WA US, Ford, WA

Updated: 3:25 AM PST

Temperature: 33 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: SE at 2 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: East Five Mile Prairie, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:59 AM PST

Temperature: 32.5 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: Paradise Rim, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 33.1 °F Dew Point: 18 °F Humidity: 53% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.76 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: Country Homes, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:40 AM PST

Temperature: 34.1 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.36 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Moran Prairie, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:01 AM PST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 93% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Kensington, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 33.8 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Spokane WA US, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:33 AM PST

Temperature: 34 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Lincoln Heights, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:01 AM PST

Temperature: 37.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 83% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.16 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Nine Mile Falls WA US, Nine Mile Falls, WA

Updated: 3:27 AM PST

Temperature: 35 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.33 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Nevada / Lidgerwood, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:55 AM PST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: North at - Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Lincoln Heights, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:01 AM PST

Temperature: 34.9 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.17 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Malloy Prairie, Cheney, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 31.6 °F Dew Point: 31 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: SSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: South Hill, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 33.0 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: 1 mile south of Cheney, Cheney, WA

Updated: 3:51 AM PST

Temperature: 30.9 °F Dew Point: 30 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.32 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 31 °F Graphs

Location: Glenrose, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:54 AM PST

Temperature: 32.9 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 33 °F Graphs

Location: APRSWXNET Cheney WA US, Spangle, WA

Updated: 3:31 AM PST

Temperature: 32 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 32 °F Graphs

Location: I-90 & Sprague Ave, Spokane Valley, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 35.2 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 91% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.24 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 35 °F Graphs

Location: Pine River Park, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:01 AM PST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.89 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Gleneden, Spokane, WA

Updated: 3:45 AM PST

Temperature: 34.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Lower Gleneden, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 34.4 °F Dew Point: 33 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.23 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Little Spokane/Shady Slope, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 34.2 °F Dew Point: 32 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.38 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 34 °F Graphs

Location: Wildrose, Spokane, WA

Updated: 4:02 AM PST

Temperature: 33.6 °F Dew Point: 29 °F Humidity: 82% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 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 
358 am PST Wednesday Jan 28 2015 


Synopsis... 
areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of 
inland northwest as high pressure remains in place. A few weak 
storm systems will affect the area into Saturday, bringing low 
shower chances and cooler temperatures to the region. However the 
ridge of high pressure will be the dominate feature, keeping the 
threat of fog alive, before breaking down toward Sunday. The next 
best threat of precipitation, including possible rain and snow, 
arrives then and continues into at least early next week. 




&& 


Discussion... 
today through Thursday... quiet weather to continue through this 
period as upper level ridge retains its control on the weather. 
The latest water vapor imagery shows a weak shortwave trough 
dropping southward through the southern quarter of Washington. 
Meanwhile a slightly more vigorous shortwave trough is moving 
northward toward 40n/130w. This disturbance will continue ease 
north-northeast through tonight and cross the Cascades on 
Thursday. Whether or not this feature produces much weather is 
questionable. Cross- sectional analysis shows the lifting from 
this feature will be rather minimal...while all the moisture will 
be mid and high- based. So the main weather through this period 
will continue to revolve around the widespread blanket of low 
clouds and fog shrouding much of the inland northwest this 
morning. 


The NAM solution is handling the coverage of the low cloud blanket 
quite well and suggests it will likely persist through most of 
the day. How much of this manifests itself as fog vs elevated 
stratus is the big question and its a fairly low confidence 
answer. We suspect todays fog coverage will be much less expansive 
than yesterday. The main reason is the strong inversions of the 
past several days are a thing of the past as the inversion top 
temperatures cool. Temps at Mullan Pass are already down 16 
degrees from yesterday at this time and with cooler air continuing 
to work into the region behind shortwave number 1 we suspect that 
we will see a decent destabilization through the boundary layer. 
This generally isn't a good thing for fog but given the model 
sounding profiles there still will be enough of an inversion to 
maintain stratus and low cloud bases. We will allow the current 
fog advisories for the north Panhandle and upper Columbia Basin 
continue however would not be surprised if visibilities rise 
through the morning allowing for an early termination. The other 
question is one of drizzle. A couple model solutions are depicting 
patchy drizzle through the morning...especially over the eastern 
Columbia Basin, Spokane area, and into the northern Palouse. We 
also suspect the drizzle threat could spread into the central 
Panhandle due to weak upslope flow into the mountains from low- 
level westerly winds. By afternoon we begin to see a switch in the 
winds in response to the offshore shortwave trough and a weak low 
moving up the coast. This will turn the winds to more of a 
southeast regime and should bring an end to the low clouds and fog 
over the Palouse...Lewiston area...blues...and maybe southern 
Spokane County. Meanwhile these same winds could bank and 
subsequently deepen the low clouds and fog near the Cascades and 
over the northern Washington mountains. By late tonight and into 
Thursday moisture from the offshore trough will cross the Cascades 
and move over these areas. Whether or not this triggers some more 
drizzle or light seeder-feeder precipitation is the question. The 
ascent through the mid/upper level moisture is quite weak. 
Confidence in what happens is quite low at least in terms of light 
precipitation. Potential impacts would be low with only trace 
amounts of precipitation possible. Fx 


Thursday night through saturday: mostly dry conditions, with a 
continued low cloud and fog threat Marks the end of the week. A 
ridge of high pressure remains the dominant force in the weather, 
with a subsidence inversion of varying strength holding some 
moisture in the boundary layer. This will serve to promote the low 
clouds and fog, especially during the night and early morning 
hours. Some models depict some drizzle coming out of that stratus. 
There is not much forcing except a slight upglide in the weak 
westerly wind near the aforementioned inversion. This may be 
enough to squeeze some of that drizzle out. Confidence in where is 
lower. For Thursday night/Friday morning I have the main threat in 
the Lee of the Cascades and sheltered northeast valleys. Friday 
night into Saturday I shift the threat toward the higher Palouse. 
Two reasons: (1) a weak shortwave passes and (2) the lower level 
flow turns westerly. The shortwave will also bring a general snow 
shower threat, possibly mixed with some rain, across the higher 
terrain of far NE Washington and the NE and cntrl Idaho Panhandle. The 
precipitation amounts look light, if anything measures, and 
appears to begin to wane from the north late Saturday morning and 
afternoon as drier air slips in, with pwats dropping slightly. 
That drop is short-lived as a more organized system begins to 
approach the region Saturday night, with the leading warm front. 
By then look for thickening middle and high clouds. A slight 
threat of showers will come toward the Cascades and northern 
mountains too, but the overall precipitation potential remains 
low. /J. Cote' 


Sunday through tuesday: the region transitions to a wetter and at 
least more seasonably colder pattern. An organized frontal wave 
makes its way in with a subtropical moisture tap Sunday into 
Monday. Strengthening isentropic ascent with the leading warm 
front and that deepening moisture will lead to increasing 
precipitation chances into Sunday afternoon into Sunday night. 
Average precipitable waters  rise to between 0.40 and 0.70 inches. Going into 
Monday precipitation chances will remain high across the Cascades, 
eastern third of Washington and Idaho. However chances will begin to wane in 
the Lee of the Cascades Monday as the westerly, downsloping flow 
increases. Monday night into Tuesday models continue to disagree 
on the features that come in, but the broader pattern is the west- 
northwest flow. This, in conjunction with precipitable waters  remaining at least 
near or slightly above normal for this time of year (0.30-0.40 
inches), will keep a threat of precipitation alive. Chances will 
be highest within the Cascades and the Idaho Panhandle to Blue 
Mountains and lowest in the Lee of the Cascades. As for snow 
levels they are expected to average between 2-4kft, but will be 
locally closer to 1kft during the morning and night hours along 
and north of I-90. So this means a possible snow or rain/snow mix 
even down to some of the valleys again. As for temperatures, they 
will drop closer to average for this time of year. /J. Cote' 


Beyond: something we will keep an eye going into the middle of 
next (wednesday or thursday) is the potential for an Arctic 
intrusion. At this point confidence is very low that it will 
occur. Not enough model runs have consistently indicated this 
solution. At this point model consistency favors the Arctic air 
remaining east of the Continental Divide and at least maintain the 
seasonal temperatures. However we will watch model trends. /J. 
Cote' 




&& 


Aviation... 
12z tafs: another taf period full of fog and stratus looks 
promising with lower level inversions still in place. Abundant moisture 
in the low levels has led to periods of drizzle around the geg 
area. Fog persists through the am hours before inversions weaken 
with a brief break down of the ridge allowing for much of the fog 
to lift into a stratus level albeit most locations will remain in 
IFR conditions. With an abundance of moisture remaining in the 
lower levels the stratus is expected to persist through the 
afternoon and evening. Confidence degrades as we move into 
tonight as to whether the stratus lowers leading to more fog or 
if it remains elevated. This will really depend on if any 
clearing occurs today. /Fliehman 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
Spokane 41 32 42 29 39 30 / 0 0 0 0 10 10 
Coeur D'Alene 41 33 42 29 41 29 / 10 0 10 10 10 10 
Pullman 49 36 46 32 44 32 / 10 0 0 0 10 10 
Lewiston 54 38 50 35 46 34 / 10 10 0 0 10 10 
Colville 38 31 39 26 36 26 / 0 10 10 0 10 10 
Sandpoint 40 29 40 27 38 27 / 10 10 10 10 10 10 
Kellogg 42 32 43 30 42 28 / 10 10 10 10 10 20 
Moses Lake 41 33 43 30 39 31 / 0 0 0 0 10 10 
Wenatchee 41 33 43 32 39 32 / 0 10 10 0 0 10 
Omak 37 29 38 28 36 28 / 0 10 10 0 10 10 


&& 


Otx watches/warnings/advisories... 
Idaho...dense fog advisory until noon PST today for northern Panhandle. 


Washington...dense fog advisory until noon PST today for upper Columbia Basin. 


&& 


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