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000
FXUS66 KOTX 180118
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
618 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Early evening update to reduce cloud cover across much of the
region, except the northeastern portion of the region near the
Canadian border. Models show very dry air pushing in behind a cold
front that is currently draped across WA from Portland to the
Northern Panhandle. This dry northerly flow pushing in behind the
front is limiting cloud formation with the front. It is very
difficult, due to the lack of cloud cover, to make out the front
on visible or IR satellite imagery; however, darkening on the
water vapor imagery paints the location of the front well. Most
areas away from the Canadian border will see clear to mostly clear
skies through the rest of this evening and tonight. /SVH


&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A dry cold front is crossing east of the Cascade Mtns
late this afternoon. The only cloud cover associated with this
front is some flat cumulus build ups over the northern mtns near
the Canadian border. The front will bring dry northerly flow into
the region. This will keep skies clear through tonight into
Saturday with flight conditions remaining VFR. /SVH


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 180118
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
618 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Early evening update to reduce cloud cover across much of the
region, except the northeastern portion of the region near the
Canadian border. Models show very dry air pushing in behind a cold
front that is currently draped across WA from Portland to the
Northern Panhandle. This dry northerly flow pushing in behind the
front is limiting cloud formation with the front. It is very
difficult, due to the lack of cloud cover, to make out the front
on visible or IR satellite imagery; however, darkening on the
water vapor imagery paints the location of the front well. Most
areas away from the Canadian border will see clear to mostly clear
skies through the rest of this evening and tonight. /SVH


&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A dry cold front is crossing east of the Cascade Mtns
late this afternoon. The only cloud cover associated with this
front is some flat cumulus build ups over the northern mtns near
the Canadian border. The front will bring dry northerly flow into
the region. This will keep skies clear through tonight into
Saturday with flight conditions remaining VFR. /SVH


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 180118
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
618 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Early evening update to reduce cloud cover across much of the
region, except the northeastern portion of the region near the
Canadian border. Models show very dry air pushing in behind a cold
front that is currently draped across WA from Portland to the
Northern Panhandle. This dry northerly flow pushing in behind the
front is limiting cloud formation with the front. It is very
difficult, due to the lack of cloud cover, to make out the front
on visible or IR satellite imagery; however, darkening on the
water vapor imagery paints the location of the front well. Most
areas away from the Canadian border will see clear to mostly clear
skies through the rest of this evening and tonight. /SVH


&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A dry cold front is crossing east of the Cascade Mtns
late this afternoon. The only cloud cover associated with this
front is some flat cumulus build ups over the northern mtns near
the Canadian border. The front will bring dry northerly flow into
the region. This will keep skies clear through tonight into
Saturday with flight conditions remaining VFR. /SVH


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 172347
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
446 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an elongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A dry cold front is crossing east of the Cascade Mtns
late this afternoon. The only cloud cover associated with this
front is some flat cumulus build ups over the northern mtns near
the Canadian border. The front will bring dry northerly flow into
the region. This will keep skies clear through tonight into
Saturday with flight conditions remaining VFR. /SVH

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 172347
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
446 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an elongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A dry cold front is crossing east of the Cascade Mtns
late this afternoon. The only cloud cover associated with this
front is some flat cumulus build ups over the northern mtns near
the Canadian border. The front will bring dry northerly flow into
the region. This will keep skies clear through tonight into
Saturday with flight conditions remaining VFR. /SVH

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 172116
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an enlongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 172116
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an enlongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 172116
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an enlongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 172116
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak cold front will move through the region tonight. This will
cool temperatures a bit for the weekend but the weather will
remain dry. Temperatures will warm next week with Tuesday being
the warmest day. Then weather will becoming showery for the
remainder of the week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight through Sunday Night: A weak upper level front is moving
across the area this afternoon. Mainly just high clouds with it.
There is enough cooling aloft that it could destabilize the
atmosphere to kick off a few showers over the mountains north of
Republic-to-Sandpoint this evening. But the main effect will be
the winds. Many should notice a wind shift to the northwest this
evening or overnight with at least a short period of gusty winds
with the front.

Saturday will be a bit cooler than today with continued northerly
winds. Temperatures will start to rebound a bit on Sunday. The
high pressure ridge axis will still be to our west, which means
we`ll be under continued northerly flow. Models suggest that there
will be a good amount of clouds in this flow so we won`t have
crystal clear skies.  RJ

Monday through Friday...An upper ridge will remain in place...with
the ridge axis over the Cascades on Monday shifting east to the
Idaho/Montana border on Tuesday. This will allow for a continued
warming trend with 850mb temps peaking around 14C both Monday and
Tuesday over Central Washington...with similar values over Eastern
Washington and north Idaho on Tuesday. This will allow most valley
areas to warm into the 70s with highs 10-15 degrees above normal.
After this models are starting to come into a bit better agreement
towards a potentially wetter pattern.

The ridge axis shifts further east into Montana on Wednesday while
an enlongated trough stretches from just off the British Columbia
coast into southern California. This results in a deep fetch of
south-southeasterly flow with increased moisture being drawn up
into the area. The best precip chances and placement of best
chances will depend on individual waves as they pass
through...which models do not agree as well with. Thus a broad
brush chance of showers is in the forecast for the middle to end
of the week...with a cooling trend due to cloud cover and gradual
cooling aloft as well as the trough axis that is initially off the
coast on Wednesday slowly nudges east towards the region. Isolated
thunderstorms can also not be ruled out...but with low confidence
on which day and where they might occur this was left out of the
forecast. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        41  65  40  66  43  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  39  65  37  66  39  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        40  63  39  65  40  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  67  42  69  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       40  67  38  69  41  73 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      37  63  34  63  36  69 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        36  63  36  64  38  68 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     44  70  39  71  41  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      46  70  46  72  48  77 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           41  69  40  72  43  76 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 171750
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1049 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. High pressure will rebound on Sunday and Monday,
with a return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers
will return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
The dry cold front is moving into northwest Washington this
morning and will clip across our area today. The main impact from
this front will be the gusty northwest winds that develop behind
it. Look for this wind shift to occur in the late afternoon in
north-central Washington, in the evening in northeast Washington
and the northern Panhandle. These gusty northwest winds will
continue on Saturday.

The other affect of this front will be a few convective showers
that form over the northern mountains late this afternoon and this
evening. Most of this shower activity will be in BC, but there
could be a few showers north of a line from Republic to Sandpoint.
RJ

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /  10  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /  10   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 171750
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1049 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. High pressure will rebound on Sunday and Monday,
with a return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers
will return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
The dry cold front is moving into northwest Washington this
morning and will clip across our area today. The main impact from
this front will be the gusty northwest winds that develop behind
it. Look for this wind shift to occur in the late afternoon in
north-central Washington, in the evening in northeast Washington
and the northern Panhandle. These gusty northwest winds will
continue on Saturday.

The other affect of this front will be a few convective showers
that form over the northern mountains late this afternoon and this
evening. Most of this shower activity will be in BC, but there
could be a few showers north of a line from Republic to Sandpoint.
RJ

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A mostly dry cold front will bring some high clouds and
gusty winds to the TAF sites. This afternoon ahead of the front,
winds will be gusty from the southwest. As the front moves through
the region late this afternoon and this evening, winds will shift
to the northwest and will remain breezy through Saturday morning.
RJ

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /  10  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /  10   0   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 171145
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
445 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. The ridge will rebound on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers will
return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...The ridge of high pressure will be pushed east
today by an upper trough presently located off the coast of
British Columbia. Southerly flow ahead of the associated cold
front will allow temperatures to warm 5 to 7 degrees above
Thursdays readings. Temperatures in the upper 60s will be common
with upper 70s possible in the lower valleys. The cold front will
reach the Cascades by mid afternoon. Winds will shift to the west
and be channeled down the Cascade gap valleys. Gusts will mix down
from mid levels but the strongest gusts will be in the 25 to 30
mph range. Moisture associated with the cold front will pretty
much lose the battle with the dry air in place across much of the
forecast area and the east slope rainshadow will compound the
drying. The only areas expected to see any precipitation will be
across the higher elevations of northeast WA and the northern
panhandle of Idaho, where trough cusp dynamics will be stronger.
We could see a few showers near the Canadian border as early as
late afternoon but the more favored time frame will be this
evening into the overnight hours. Convective parameters are not
impressive so thunderstorms are not expected to form but we cannot
entirely rule out a rumble or two of thunder for the northern
panhandle. Behind the front, winds will shift to the northwest and
then more northerly overnight as the trough axis moves east into
Montana. The northern valleys will see winds increase overnight
with gusts to 30 mph down the Okanogan Valley. Windy conditions
will keep overnight temperatures on the mild side. /Kelch

Sat through Fri...Upper short-wave ridging over a northward-
surging thermal ridge Sunday through Tues will help to produce
well above normal high temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s for
most towns. Following this is the most uncertain part of the fcst
as a quickly approaching, north-south shearing upper trough
reaches the Pac Nw coast Wed...then tries to move inland the rest
of the work week. There are still big enough inconsistencies in
timing, position and evolution of a slow-moving frontal boundary
that the majority of model guidance has moving over Ern Wa and N
Idaho that the most prudent approach was to not make big changes
to the fcst but simply trend toward a wetter and cooler scenario
starting Tues Nt and Wed. It`s interesting, however, that with all
the timing differences of when frontal passage occurs, by the end
of the event (or at least through Fri), both the GFS and ECMWF
agree qualitatively that most of the pcpn will fall from Nrn
Wa...then SE into Spokane and the entire Idaho Panhandle.
Quantitatively, MODEL FCST rain amnts vary dramatically from
around a quarter inch for the Spokane and Palouse region, to near
an inch in the mtns of Nrn Wa and the N Idaho Panhandle. Snow
levels will remain high enough to not pose a significant threat to
passes attm. Thunder is not out of the question as well. bz




&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light through early
afternoon. A weak cold front move through the region today and
tonight. Northwest winds will begin to increase near the Cascades
and western portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the potential
for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22Z. Tonight
winds will shift to the north with gusts to 30 kts down the
Okanogan Valley. /EK



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 171145
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
445 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. The ridge will rebound on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers will
return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...The ridge of high pressure will be pushed east
today by an upper trough presently located off the coast of
British Columbia. Southerly flow ahead of the associated cold
front will allow temperatures to warm 5 to 7 degrees above
Thursdays readings. Temperatures in the upper 60s will be common
with upper 70s possible in the lower valleys. The cold front will
reach the Cascades by mid afternoon. Winds will shift to the west
and be channeled down the Cascade gap valleys. Gusts will mix down
from mid levels but the strongest gusts will be in the 25 to 30
mph range. Moisture associated with the cold front will pretty
much lose the battle with the dry air in place across much of the
forecast area and the east slope rainshadow will compound the
drying. The only areas expected to see any precipitation will be
across the higher elevations of northeast WA and the northern
panhandle of Idaho, where trough cusp dynamics will be stronger.
We could see a few showers near the Canadian border as early as
late afternoon but the more favored time frame will be this
evening into the overnight hours. Convective parameters are not
impressive so thunderstorms are not expected to form but we cannot
entirely rule out a rumble or two of thunder for the northern
panhandle. Behind the front, winds will shift to the northwest and
then more northerly overnight as the trough axis moves east into
Montana. The northern valleys will see winds increase overnight
with gusts to 30 mph down the Okanogan Valley. Windy conditions
will keep overnight temperatures on the mild side. /Kelch

Sat through Fri...Upper short-wave ridging over a northward-
surging thermal ridge Sunday through Tues will help to produce
well above normal high temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s for
most towns. Following this is the most uncertain part of the fcst
as a quickly approaching, north-south shearing upper trough
reaches the Pac Nw coast Wed...then tries to move inland the rest
of the work week. There are still big enough inconsistencies in
timing, position and evolution of a slow-moving frontal boundary
that the majority of model guidance has moving over Ern Wa and N
Idaho that the most prudent approach was to not make big changes
to the fcst but simply trend toward a wetter and cooler scenario
starting Tues Nt and Wed. It`s interesting, however, that with all
the timing differences of when frontal passage occurs, by the end
of the event (or at least through Fri), both the GFS and ECMWF
agree qualitatively that most of the pcpn will fall from Nrn
Wa...then SE into Spokane and the entire Idaho Panhandle.
Quantitatively, MODEL FCST rain amnts vary dramatically from
around a quarter inch for the Spokane and Palouse region, to near
an inch in the mtns of Nrn Wa and the N Idaho Panhandle. Snow
levels will remain high enough to not pose a significant threat to
passes attm. Thunder is not out of the question as well. bz




&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light through early
afternoon. A weak cold front move through the region today and
tonight. Northwest winds will begin to increase near the Cascades
and western portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the potential
for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22Z. Tonight
winds will shift to the north with gusts to 30 kts down the
Okanogan Valley. /EK



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 170945
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
244 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. The ridge will rebound on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers will
return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...The ridge of high pressure will be pushed east
today by an upper trough presently located off the coast of
British Columbia. Southerly flow ahead of the associated cold
front will allow temperatures to warm 5 to 7 degrees above
Thursdays readings. Temperatures in the upper 60s will be common
with upper 70s possible in the lower valleys. The cold front will
reach the Cascades by mid afternoon. Winds will shift to the west
and be channeled down the Cascade gap valleys. Gusts will mix down
from mid levels but the strongest gusts will be in the 25 to 30
mph range. Moisture associated with the cold front will pretty
much lose the battle with the dry air in place across much of the
forecast area and the east slope rainshadow will compound the
drying. The only areas expected to see any precipitation will be
across the higher elevations of northeast WA and the northern
panhandle of Idaho, where trough cusp dynamics will be stronger.
We could see a few showers near the Canadian border as early as
late afternoon but the more favored time frame will be this
evening into the overnight hours. Convective parameters are not
impressive so thunderstorms are not expected to form but we cannot
entirely rule out a rumble or two of thunder for the northern
panhandle. Behind the front, winds will shift to the northwest and
then more northerly overnight as the trough axis moves east into
Montana. The northern valleys will see winds increase overnight
with gusts to 30 mph down the Okanogan Valley. Windy conditions
will keep overnight temperatures on the mild side. /Kelch

Sat through Fri...Upper short-wave ridging over a northward-
surging thermal ridge Sunday through Tues will help to produce
well above normal high temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s for
most towns. Following this is the most uncertain part of the fcst
as a quickly approaching, north-south shearing upper trough
reaches the Pac Nw coast Wed...then tries to move inland the rest
of the work week. There are still big enough inconsistencies in
timing, position and evolution of a slow-moving frontal boundary
that the majority of model guidance has moving over Ern Wa and N
Idaho that the most prudent approach was to not make big changes
to the fcst but simply trend toward a wetter and cooler scenario
starting Tues Nt and Wed. It`s interesting, however, that with all
the timing differences of when frontal passage occurs, by the end
of the event (or at least through Fri), both the GFS and ECMWF
agree qualitatively that most of the pcpn will fall from Nrn
Wa...then SE into Spokane and the entire Idaho Panhandle.
Quantitatively, MODEL FCST rain amnts vary dramatically from
around a quarter inch for the Spokane and Palouse region, to near
an inch in the mtns of Nrn Wa and the N Idaho Panhandle. Snow
levels will remain high enough to not pose a significant threat to
passes attm. Thunder is not out of the question as well. bz




&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a front approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades and portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the
potential for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22
to 00Z. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 170945
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
244 AM PDT FRI APR 17 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather system will impact the region tonight or early
Saturday, with scattered showers for northeast Washington and
north Idaho. The ridge will rebound on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. The threat of showers will
return by mid week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...The ridge of high pressure will be pushed east
today by an upper trough presently located off the coast of
British Columbia. Southerly flow ahead of the associated cold
front will allow temperatures to warm 5 to 7 degrees above
Thursdays readings. Temperatures in the upper 60s will be common
with upper 70s possible in the lower valleys. The cold front will
reach the Cascades by mid afternoon. Winds will shift to the west
and be channeled down the Cascade gap valleys. Gusts will mix down
from mid levels but the strongest gusts will be in the 25 to 30
mph range. Moisture associated with the cold front will pretty
much lose the battle with the dry air in place across much of the
forecast area and the east slope rainshadow will compound the
drying. The only areas expected to see any precipitation will be
across the higher elevations of northeast WA and the northern
panhandle of Idaho, where trough cusp dynamics will be stronger.
We could see a few showers near the Canadian border as early as
late afternoon but the more favored time frame will be this
evening into the overnight hours. Convective parameters are not
impressive so thunderstorms are not expected to form but we cannot
entirely rule out a rumble or two of thunder for the northern
panhandle. Behind the front, winds will shift to the northwest and
then more northerly overnight as the trough axis moves east into
Montana. The northern valleys will see winds increase overnight
with gusts to 30 mph down the Okanogan Valley. Windy conditions
will keep overnight temperatures on the mild side. /Kelch

Sat through Fri...Upper short-wave ridging over a northward-
surging thermal ridge Sunday through Tues will help to produce
well above normal high temperatures in the upper 60s and 70s for
most towns. Following this is the most uncertain part of the fcst
as a quickly approaching, north-south shearing upper trough
reaches the Pac Nw coast Wed...then tries to move inland the rest
of the work week. There are still big enough inconsistencies in
timing, position and evolution of a slow-moving frontal boundary
that the majority of model guidance has moving over Ern Wa and N
Idaho that the most prudent approach was to not make big changes
to the fcst but simply trend toward a wetter and cooler scenario
starting Tues Nt and Wed. It`s interesting, however, that with all
the timing differences of when frontal passage occurs, by the end
of the event (or at least through Fri), both the GFS and ECMWF
agree qualitatively that most of the pcpn will fall from Nrn
Wa...then SE into Spokane and the entire Idaho Panhandle.
Quantitatively, MODEL FCST rain amnts vary dramatically from
around a quarter inch for the Spokane and Palouse region, to near
an inch in the mtns of Nrn Wa and the N Idaho Panhandle. Snow
levels will remain high enough to not pose a significant threat to
passes attm. Thunder is not out of the question as well. bz




&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a front approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades and portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the
potential for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22
to 00Z. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        69  41  64  37  65  42 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  69  39  65  37  66  38 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        69  40  63  37  64  38 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       73  44  68  41  69  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       70  40  66  37  69  37 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      68  37  63  35  63  34 /   0  20   0   0   0   0
Kellogg        69  36  63  36  63  38 /   0  10  10   0   0   0
Moses Lake     75  44  69  40  71  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      74  46  70  43  74  49 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           75  41  68  38  73  41 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 170527
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1027 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. A shower threat may return
toward the middle to latter part of next week, but at this time
dry weather is expected to remain the dominant weather.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: nothing major changes in the forecast. Minor
tweaks to raise overnight lows in a few spots, but still under
guidance. Skies are generally clear, aside from a strand of thin
high clouds arching toward the northern Cascades. /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a front approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades and portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the
potential for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22
to 00Z. /J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        36  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      32  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  10   0   0
Moses Lake     35  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           33  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 170527
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1027 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. A shower threat may return
toward the middle to latter part of next week, but at this time
dry weather is expected to remain the dominant weather.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: nothing major changes in the forecast. Minor
tweaks to raise overnight lows in a few spots, but still under
guidance. Skies are generally clear, aside from a strand of thin
high clouds arching toward the northern Cascades. /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a front approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades and portion of the Columbia Basin. Look for the
potential for some gusts near 15 to 20 kts near EAT/MWH after 22
to 00Z. /J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        36  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      32  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  10   0   0
Moses Lake     35  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           33  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 162325
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
425 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. A shower threat may return
toward the middle to latter part of next week, but at this time
dry weather is expected to remain the dominant weather.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Tonight through Saturday night...Ridge of high pressure amplifies
and peaks on Friday allowing for widespread above seasonal
temperatures. This ridge is briefly interrupted by a somewhat, but
not totally, dry cold front passage Friday night. Most of the
energy tied into the system passes well to the north and east, but
there is enough interruption and tightening of the lower level
pressure gradient to allow a shift of winds from southwest to
west, then northwest, Friday night into early Saturday.
Additionally this cold front passage will allow temperatures to
drop and result in Saturdays` daytime high temperatures to run
about five or so degrees cooler compared to Friday. Through the
day Saturday the pressure gradient favors gusty northerly winds
down the more typical north to south oriented valleys and
locations that these valley spill into, such as the Okanogan
valley and good parts of the lower elevations of the Columbia
Basin and Waterville Plateau. Positively tilted ridging builds off
the coast and the axis moves closer allowing for the general
northerly winds to continue into Saturday night. /Pelatti

Sunday through Tuesday...Upper level high pressure will result in
a warming trend through this period with dry conditions and above
normal temperatures the rule. 850mb temps warm from 8-11C on
Sunday to 13-15C on Tuesday. This will result in most cities
warming into the 70s by Tuesday...or 10 to 15 degrees above
normal.

Tuesday night through Thursday...Models show the ridge axis
shifting east in response to an approaching upper level trough.
Models continue to struggle with the split flow pattern and how
this trough may or may not impact the Inland NW. There seems to be
a bit more agreement with southern part of this split flow with a
low closing off near or off the California coast. As the low drops
south towards California a southerly flow develops ahead of it
and instability increases over the area. Given the track of the
low, the best instability is across Oregon, the Cascades and the
Blue Mountains. A chance of showers was left in the forecast for
Wednesday and Thursday. This pattern could also spark a few
thunderstorms, but confidence is low, so it was left out of
forecast at this time. Models have yet to come into a consensus
regarding the northern piece of this incoming trough. Given the
split flow pattern, the forecast leans towards the northern piece
going north of the area with little impact on the Inland NW. The
12z ECMWF is much stronger with this feature...but is inconsistent
with its previous run and is not supported by its ensemble
mean...and thus will be ignored at this time. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a system approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades; even so through 00Z the winds are expected to
remain at 15 kts or less. /J. Cote`

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        35  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      33  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20  10  10   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  20  10   0
Moses Lake     36  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           31  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 162325
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
425 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions. A shower threat may return
toward the middle to latter part of next week, but at this time
dry weather is expected to remain the dominant weather.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Tonight through Saturday night...Ridge of high pressure amplifies
and peaks on Friday allowing for widespread above seasonal
temperatures. This ridge is briefly interrupted by a somewhat, but
not totally, dry cold front passage Friday night. Most of the
energy tied into the system passes well to the north and east, but
there is enough interruption and tightening of the lower level
pressure gradient to allow a shift of winds from southwest to
west, then northwest, Friday night into early Saturday.
Additionally this cold front passage will allow temperatures to
drop and result in Saturdays` daytime high temperatures to run
about five or so degrees cooler compared to Friday. Through the
day Saturday the pressure gradient favors gusty northerly winds
down the more typical north to south oriented valleys and
locations that these valley spill into, such as the Okanogan
valley and good parts of the lower elevations of the Columbia
Basin and Waterville Plateau. Positively tilted ridging builds off
the coast and the axis moves closer allowing for the general
northerly winds to continue into Saturday night. /Pelatti

Sunday through Tuesday...Upper level high pressure will result in
a warming trend through this period with dry conditions and above
normal temperatures the rule. 850mb temps warm from 8-11C on
Sunday to 13-15C on Tuesday. This will result in most cities
warming into the 70s by Tuesday...or 10 to 15 degrees above
normal.

Tuesday night through Thursday...Models show the ridge axis
shifting east in response to an approaching upper level trough.
Models continue to struggle with the split flow pattern and how
this trough may or may not impact the Inland NW. There seems to be
a bit more agreement with southern part of this split flow with a
low closing off near or off the California coast. As the low drops
south towards California a southerly flow develops ahead of it
and instability increases over the area. Given the track of the
low, the best instability is across Oregon, the Cascades and the
Blue Mountains. A chance of showers was left in the forecast for
Wednesday and Thursday. This pattern could also spark a few
thunderstorms, but confidence is low, so it was left out of
forecast at this time. Models have yet to come into a consensus
regarding the northern piece of this incoming trough. Given the
split flow pattern, the forecast leans towards the northern piece
going north of the area with little impact on the Inland NW. The
12z ECMWF is much stronger with this feature...but is inconsistent
with its previous run and is not supported by its ensemble
mean...and thus will be ignored at this time. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. However later
Friday a system approaches and winds will begin to increase near
the Cascades; even so through 00Z the winds are expected to
remain at 15 kts or less. /J. Cote`

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        35  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      33  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20  10  10   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  20  10   0
Moses Lake     36  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           31  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 162108
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
208 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Tonight through Saturday night...Ridge of high pressure amplifies
and peaks on Friday allowing for widespread above seasonal
temperatures. This ridge is briefly interrupted by a somewhat, but
not totally, dry cold front passage Friday night. Most of the
energy associated with the low pressure system the cold front is
tied into passes well to the north and east but there is enough
interruption and tightening of the lower level pressure gradient
to allow a shift of winds from southwest to west then northwest
Friday night into early Saturday. Additionally this cold front
passage will allow temperatures to drop and result in a Saturdays`
daytime high temperatures to run about five or so degrees cooler
in comparison to those we expect to reach on Friday. Through the
day Saturday the pressure gradient favors gusty northerly winds
down the more typical north to south oriented valleys and
locations that these valley spill into such as the Okanogan valley
and good parts of the lower elevations of the Columbia Basin and
Waterville Plateau. Positively tilted ridging builds off the coast
and the axis moves closer allowing for the general northerly winds
to continue into Saturday night. /Pelatti

Sunday through Tuesday...Upper level high pressure will result in
a warming trend through this period with dry conditions and above
normal temperatures the rule. 850mb temps warm from 8-11C on
Sunday to 13-15C on Tuesday. This will result in most cities
warming into the 70s by Tuesday...or 10 to 15 degrees above
normal.

Tuesday night through Thursday...Models show the ridge axis
shifting east in response to an approaching upper level trough.
Models continue to struggle with the split flow pattern and how
this trough may or may not impact the Inland NW. There seems to be
a bit more agreement with southern part of this split flow with a
low closing off near or off the California coast. As the low drops
south towards California southerly flow develops ahead of it and
instability increases over the area. The best instability given
the low track is across Oregon, the Cascades, and the Blue
Mountains. A chance of showers was left in the forecast for
Wednesday and Thursday. This pattern could also spark a few
thunderstorms but confidence is low and left out of forecast at
this time. The northern piece of this incoming trough models have
yet to come to a consensus. Given the split flow pattern forecast
leans towards the northern piece going north of the area with
little impact on the Inland NW. The 12z ECMWF is much stronger
with this feature...but is inconsistent with its previous run and
is not supported by its ensemble mean...and thus will be ignored
at this time. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /Pelatti

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        35  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      33  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20  10  10   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  20  10   0
Moses Lake     36  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           31  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 162108
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
208 PM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...

Tonight through Saturday night...Ridge of high pressure amplifies
and peaks on Friday allowing for widespread above seasonal
temperatures. This ridge is briefly interrupted by a somewhat, but
not totally, dry cold front passage Friday night. Most of the
energy associated with the low pressure system the cold front is
tied into passes well to the north and east but there is enough
interruption and tightening of the lower level pressure gradient
to allow a shift of winds from southwest to west then northwest
Friday night into early Saturday. Additionally this cold front
passage will allow temperatures to drop and result in a Saturdays`
daytime high temperatures to run about five or so degrees cooler
in comparison to those we expect to reach on Friday. Through the
day Saturday the pressure gradient favors gusty northerly winds
down the more typical north to south oriented valleys and
locations that these valley spill into such as the Okanogan valley
and good parts of the lower elevations of the Columbia Basin and
Waterville Plateau. Positively tilted ridging builds off the coast
and the axis moves closer allowing for the general northerly winds
to continue into Saturday night. /Pelatti

Sunday through Tuesday...Upper level high pressure will result in
a warming trend through this period with dry conditions and above
normal temperatures the rule. 850mb temps warm from 8-11C on
Sunday to 13-15C on Tuesday. This will result in most cities
warming into the 70s by Tuesday...or 10 to 15 degrees above
normal.

Tuesday night through Thursday...Models show the ridge axis
shifting east in response to an approaching upper level trough.
Models continue to struggle with the split flow pattern and how
this trough may or may not impact the Inland NW. There seems to be
a bit more agreement with southern part of this split flow with a
low closing off near or off the California coast. As the low drops
south towards California southerly flow develops ahead of it and
instability increases over the area. The best instability given
the low track is across Oregon, the Cascades, and the Blue
Mountains. A chance of showers was left in the forecast for
Wednesday and Thursday. This pattern could also spark a few
thunderstorms but confidence is low and left out of forecast at
this time. The northern piece of this incoming trough models have
yet to come to a consensus. Given the split flow pattern forecast
leans towards the northern piece going north of the area with
little impact on the Inland NW. The 12z ECMWF is much stronger
with this feature...but is inconsistent with its previous run and
is not supported by its ensemble mean...and thus will be ignored
at this time. JW

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /Pelatti

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        35  69  41  64  37  65 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  34  69  40  65  37  66 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Pullman        33  69  39  63  37  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       37  73  45  68  41  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       34  71  41  66  37  69 /   0   0  20   0   0   0
Sandpoint      33  68  38  63  35  63 /   0   0  20  10  10   0
Kellogg        33  69  38  63  36  63 /   0   0  20  20  10   0
Moses Lake     36  74  43  69  40  71 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      42  74  47  70  43  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           31  74  41  68  38  73 /   0   0  10   0   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 161610
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
910 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Minor updates to rework the sky cover to more optimistic partly to mostly
sunny wording for spots that had partly cloudy. Ridge of weak high
pressure had moring fog in spots that has quickly dissipated this
moring per visible satellite. Some high clouds streaming over the
top of the ridge and perhaps a bit of afternoon and evening
cumulus allows for the partly to mostly sunny wording. Max temps
adjustes as well but it was a minor adjustment overall. /Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /Pelatti

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  35  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  34  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  33  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  37  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  34  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  33  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  36  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  42  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  31  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 161610
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
910 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Minor updates to rework the sky cover to more optimistic partly to mostly
sunny wording for spots that had partly cloudy. Ridge of weak high
pressure had moring fog in spots that has quickly dissipated this
moring per visible satellite. Some high clouds streaming over the
top of the ridge and perhaps a bit of afternoon and evening
cumulus allows for the partly to mostly sunny wording. Max temps
adjustes as well but it was a minor adjustment overall. /Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /Pelatti

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  35  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  34  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  33  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  37  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  34  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  33  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  36  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  42  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  31  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 161123
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
422 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 161123
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
422 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 161123
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
422 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 161123
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
422 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 160939
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
238 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 160939
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
238 AM PDT THU APR 16 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will remain over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before the ridge rebounds on Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and tonight...High pressure will remain over the region,
resulting in mostly clear skies and seasonal temperatures.
Scattered cumulus clouds will develop across the higher terrain
this afternoon but no precipitation will result. Winds will be
light and terrain driven. Expect daytime temperatures to be about
5 degrees warmer than Wednesdays readings. Overnight temperatures
will also be warmer with just the most sheltered northern valleys
dropping below the freezing mark. /Kelch

Fri through Thur: With the steering flow remaining very progressive,
the quick-moving short-wave trough and associated fropa won`t have
much of a chance to generate pcpn Fri. Closer to the vort max and
steeper mid-level lapse rates across Srn BC, we kept an isolated
chance of mtn showers Fri aft/evening. This areal coverage
generally coincides with the small area of uncapped sfc- based
cape. Thunder is not expected. The main influence of this
frontal passage will be the gusty west winds Fri
afternoon/evening through the Cascades gaps and the wrn Upper
Columbia Basin, followed by a quick veering of the winds to the
north Fri Nt/Sat that will put the Okanogan Valley under the
highest threat of gusty north winds. Pressure gradients support
gusts to 35 mph for both of these above-mentioned regions. Under
upper ridging Mon/Tue expect well above normal high temps. The
most uncertain part of the fcst will be Tues Nt through Thurs as a
broad low digs SE down the Pac Nw/Calif coast. The GFS is less
erratic with its latest couple runs, trending toward the ECMWF and
ensemble means...digging south down the coast. That said, we still
kept a slight chance of pcpn in the fcst for Tues Nt through
Thurs for mainly the Cascades and Srn Wa. bz


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        61  39  67  41  64  37 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  61  35  67  40  65  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Pullman        60  34  68  39  63  37 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       64  40  72  45  68  41 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       64  35  70  41  66  37 /   0   0   0  20   0   0
Sandpoint      61  33  66  38  63  35 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Kellogg        61  36  68  38  63  36 /   0   0   0  20  20  10
Moses Lake     65  37  72  43  69  40 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      66  45  73  47  70  43 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           66  37  72  41  68  38 /   0   0   0  10   0   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 160532
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1032 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system impacts the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: all is quiet across the Inland Northwest, at least
weather-wise. The low from a couple days ago is spiraling over
the central Rockies and a ridge of high pressure is building over
the our region. Some high cloud are spilling over the top and are
expected to expand a little overnight into Thursday, but not too
much. There still could be some patchy fog in the sheltered
valleys cross Idaho. I added some into the northern Panhandle, but
overall it shouldn`t be anything widespread. Overnight lows are
generally on track. I made on minor tweaks here or there. /J. Cote`


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Sandpoint      30  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     32  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           30  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 160532
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1032 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system impacts the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: all is quiet across the Inland Northwest, at least
weather-wise. The low from a couple days ago is spiraling over
the central Rockies and a ridge of high pressure is building over
the our region. Some high cloud are spilling over the top and are
expected to expand a little overnight into Thursday, but not too
much. There still could be some patchy fog in the sheltered
valleys cross Idaho. I added some into the northern Panhandle, but
overall it shouldn`t be anything widespread. Overnight lows are
generally on track. I made on minor tweaks here or there. /J. Cote`


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Sandpoint      30  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     32  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           30  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 160532
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1032 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system impacts the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: all is quiet across the Inland Northwest, at least
weather-wise. The low from a couple days ago is spiraling over
the central Rockies and a ridge of high pressure is building over
the our region. Some high cloud are spilling over the top and are
expected to expand a little overnight into Thursday, but not too
much. There still could be some patchy fog in the sheltered
valleys cross Idaho. I added some into the northern Panhandle, but
overall it shouldn`t be anything widespread. Overnight lows are
generally on track. I made on minor tweaks here or there. /J. Cote`


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Sandpoint      30  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     32  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           30  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 160532
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1032 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region, bringing
warm, dry days and cool nights, through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system impacts the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in Sunday and Monday, with a
return of drier, mild conditions.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: all is quiet across the Inland Northwest, at least
weather-wise. The low from a couple days ago is spiraling over
the central Rockies and a ridge of high pressure is building over
the our region. Some high cloud are spilling over the top and are
expected to expand a little overnight into Thursday, but not too
much. There still could be some patchy fog in the sheltered
valleys cross Idaho. I added some into the northern Panhandle, but
overall it shouldn`t be anything widespread. Overnight lows are
generally on track. I made on minor tweaks here or there. /J. Cote`


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Sandpoint      30  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     32  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           30  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 152310
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
410 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
and dry days and cool nights through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and Monday with a
return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light, subsiding to less
than 10kts at most locations after 02-03Z. /J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&





000
FXUS66 KOTX 152310
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
410 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
and dry days and cool nights through the remainder of the work
week. A weak system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and Monday with a
return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: High pressure will promote dry, VFR conditions at TAF
sites. Expect winds to remain generally light, subsiding to less
than 10kts at most locations after 02-03Z. /J. Cote`


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&






000
FXUS66 KOTX 152112
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&






000
FXUS66 KOTX 152112
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&





000
FXUS66 KOTX 152112
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&






000
FXUS66 KOTX 152112
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
212 PM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Tonight and Thursday: A flat ridge of high pressure will press
into the region during the next 24 hours, promoting dry, stable
and warmer weather. The shallow cumulus field across north Idaho
will dissipate early this evening and expect clearing skies. The
residual boundary layer moisture may lead to patchy fog into the
sheltered valleys of the central Idaho panhandle late tonight and
into early Thursday morning. Otherwise mostly clear skies are
expected with light winds. Temperatures will gradually moderate a
few degrees. May see some freezing temperatures again tonight, but
mainly in the northern zones. Comparing the early morning
temperatures this morning in the growing area zones to those
forecasted for Thursday morning, opted not issue any warnings. May
see local spots near freezing in Wenatchee, Moses Lake and the LC
valleys, but not enough to warrant a highlight. The trend will be
a little warmer each day. By Thursday, expect temperatures near
seasonal normals. /rfox.

Thursday Night through Saturday: The models are in really good
agreement of the broad flat ridge remaining over the Pacific
Northwest Thursday night. By Friday the ridge starts to flatten as
a weak front moves onshore. Models have come more in line with the
tracking and timing of this front. Friday evening it will push
over the Cascade crest and by early Saturday morning it will be to
the central Panhandle of Idaho. There is quite a bit of dry air
associated with this front. Am not impressed at all the the
precipitation potential. We may get a few hundredths across the
Cascade crest and the northern mountains of WA and ID. The biggest
impact of the front will be the breezy northerly winds behind the
front that will blow down the Okanogan Valley and into the
Waterville Plateau and Columbia Basin. Winds will be strongest
late Friday night and early Saturday morning. Winds will decrease
through the day on Saturday. By Saturday the ridge builds back
along the west coast for dry and mostly clear skies. High
temperatures Friday will about 10 degrees above average for this
time of the year. Low temps Friday night will be above average
even though a cold front is moving through due to the elevated
winds across the region and increased cloud cover. Then Saturday
temps will still be about 5 degrees above average. /Nisbet

Saturday night through Wednesday...Saturday night through Monday
model guidance is showing high pressure building as one weather
disturbance exits the region and another moves into the eastern
Pacific. The GFS is showing a weak disturbance sliding south along
the ID/MT border, along the back side of exiting upper low
pressure system. The remainder of the mid term models keep this
disturbance further east near the divide. In addition much drier
air moves into the region, so the forecast leaned towards the
drier solutions. Temperatures will also increase into the 60s to
mid 70s through Tuesday and as much as degrees above average.
Breezy northerly winds Saturday night will decrease and become
light and variable.

Monday night through Wednesday the models start showing some big
differences. The GFS appears to be the odd model out. The
ensembles and the operational ECMWF/Canadian drop the
aforementioned low in the Pacific south along about 130W before
ejecting it east-southeast into southern Oregon and northern
California. The GFS keeps the upper low along the WA/OR coast.
Consensus was to use a non GFS solution and this was accepted. As
such expect moisture to wrap around the upper level low over
OR/CAL and introduce some light stratiform precipitation to
southern zones beginning late Tuesday night and lingering into
Thursday. Pops were kept fairly low for now as there will be a
chance that the upper low will take a more southern track leaving
the Inland Northwest high and dry. Temperatures were cooled off
several degrees from Tuesday to Wednesday because of lower heights
and increased sky cover, but that could change as well between now
and Wednesday. Stay tuned. Tobin

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        33  60  39  67  43  64 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  31  60  35  67  40  65 /   0   0   0   0  20   0
Pullman        30  58  36  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       34  63  40  72  45  68 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       32  63  36  70  41  66 /   0   0   0   0  30   0
Sandpoint      31  60  33  65  38  63 /   0   0   0   0  30  10
Kellogg        31  57  35  66  40  63 /   0   0   0   0  20  20
Moses Lake     35  65  38  72  43  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  66  46  73  47  70 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           32  66  38  72  41  68 /   0   0   0   0  10   0

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151723
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1023 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 151723
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1023 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at TAF sites. High pressure will
be over region. Expect light winds. /rfox

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151607
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
907 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 151607
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
907 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151607
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
907 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 151607
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
907 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
A dry northerly flow alfot will be over the Inland Northwest
today, while surface high pressure increases. Temperatures
flirted with freezing in the Wenatchee area, Moses Lake area and
the LC valley early this morning, and now warming has begun.
Visible satellite pictures show little in the way of fog in the
northern valleys, while the central ID panhandle shows some
patches of fog. Expect the fog to lift quickly and leave some
scattered cumulus over the ridges. The main weather today will be
sunny and warmer temperatures. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       56  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      52  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        48  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     61  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151142
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
441 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151142
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
441 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 151142
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
441 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 151142
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
441 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: Building high pressure will result in VFR conditions at
TAF sites. There will be a threat of some patchy fog, largely in
the sheltered northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is
a risk some stratus/patches of fog may develop at KPUW this
morning in the upsloping westerly flow. Confidence is low. Winds
will diminish to 10kts or less. /EK




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 150921
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
220 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: With the last of the showers dissipating, look for
mostly dry and VFR conditions at TAF sites. There will be a
threat of some threat of patchy fog, largely in the sheltered
northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is a risk some
stratus/patches of fog may develop on the higher Palouse (near
PUW) late overnight into Wednesday AM in the upsloping westerly
flow. Confidence is low. Winds will remain breezy near the EAT to
MWH through 07-10Z, before joining the rest of the region is mean
winds at 10kts or less. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 150921
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
220 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: With the last of the showers dissipating, look for
mostly dry and VFR conditions at TAF sites. There will be a
threat of some threat of patchy fog, largely in the sheltered
northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is a risk some
stratus/patches of fog may develop on the higher Palouse (near
PUW) late overnight into Wednesday AM in the upsloping westerly
flow. Confidence is low. Winds will remain breezy near the EAT to
MWH through 07-10Z, before joining the rest of the region is mean
winds at 10kts or less. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 150921
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
220 AM PDT WED APR 15 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
A ridge of high pressure will build over the region bringing warm
days and cool nights. Warmer and dry weather is expected for the
rest of the work week. A weak system will impact the region Friday
night or early Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and
Monday with a return of drier and mild conditions.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Today and Tonight...A ridge of high pressure will build over the
region, bringing dry conditions with temperatures on a warming
trend. After a chilly start this morning, patchy fog in the
northeast valleys will dissipate after sunrise and ample sunshine
will allow temperatures to warm into the mid 50s to low 60s today.
The surface pressure gradient will slacken as the ridge builds
overhead and winds will become light and generally terrain driven.
Tonight, mostly clear skies and light winds will allow
temperatures to fall below the freezing mark in some of the more
sheltered valleys but the Wenatchee area, lower basin and Lewis-
Clark Valley should remain above freezing. /Kelch

Thursday through Tuesday...Latest models are in reasonably good
agreement with the overall field of motion through the extended
period. The next week`s forecast can be divided into three
regimes. First...Thursday and Friday will feature a flat and
occasionally dirty ridge aloft for dry conditions albeit with
variable high clouds filtering the sun and moon at times. The main
story for this period will be high temperatures progressively
climbing each day...to roughly about average on Thursday and then
to well above average on Friday with some low elevation locations
reaching or surpassing 70 degrees.

Friday night and Saturday will feature the next cold front
passage. This wave will be a pretty unimpressive precipitation
producer...no more than moderate chances of mainly mountain
showers Friday night and Saturday over the northeast Washington
mountains and Idaho Panhandle. The bigger issue will be west to
northwest winds through the Okanogan Valley and off the Cascades
during this period with a strong shot of dry Canadian continental
air invading the region in the wake of the front. Solidly breezy
to windy conditions are expected through Saturday especially over
the western zones.

Sunday through Tuesday will bring another dry period as a stronger
and more pronounced ridge builds over the region. A moderate
cooling in the wake of the front on Saturday will be reversed
during this period for another warming trend with increasingly
clear skies through Tuesday. /Fugazzi


&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: With the last of the showers dissipating, look for
mostly dry and VFR conditions at TAF sites. There will be a
threat of some threat of patchy fog, largely in the sheltered
northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is a risk some
stratus/patches of fog may develop on the higher Palouse (near
PUW) late overnight into Wednesday AM in the upsloping westerly
flow. Confidence is low. Winds will remain breezy near the EAT to
MWH through 07-10Z, before joining the rest of the region is mean
winds at 10kts or less. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        54  33  59  39  67  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  31  59  35  65  41 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Pullman        50  32  56  37  66  42 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Lewiston       57  36  62  40  72  45 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Colville       58  34  62  38  69  42 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Sandpoint      54  31  59  34  64  39 /   0   0   0  10  10  30
Kellogg        50  31  56  34  63  39 /   0   0   0   0   0  20
Moses Lake     60  33  64  39  72  44 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Wenatchee      60  39  66  44  73  46 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           60  33  65  38  71  40 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning until 9 AM PDT this morning for Lower Garfield
     and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$






000
FXUS66 KOTX 150446
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
945 PM PDT TUE APR 14 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Windy and cooler conditions will prevail with scattered rain and
snow showers into the evening. Dry and chilly weather is expected
tonight. Warmer weather is expected for the rest of the work
week. A weaker system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and Monday with a
return of drier and mild conditions.



&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: Showers are dissipating, clouds are dissipating
and winds are dissipating over much of the region. The main area
where winds remain breezy are in the lee of the Cascades and
deeper Columbia Basin. This brings some concerns for how cold it
may get, for if the atmosphere remains breezy through the night
the temperatures would not fall as effectively. Still the
atmosphere is rather dry and with the clearing skies here this
will help. So the freeze warnings continue here. I made minor
adjustments to overnight lows, but only a degree or so in spots
so not really a noticeable change.

The main message: the Wednesday morning low looks rather cold.
Not record breaking cold but 4 to 9 degrees below normal. The
average last freeze in the Spokane area is not until early May.
Farther north the last average freeze isn`t until mid to later May
(and even early June in isolated spots). So for those areas it
isn`t too surprising. Yet some of those deeper basin areas have
seem their average last freeze dates pass.

Quieter weather is otherwise in store for much of the middle to
later work week as high pressure builds in. /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: With the last of the showers dissipating, look for
mostly dry and VFR conditions at TAF sites. There will be a
threat of some threat of patchy fog, largely in the sheltered
northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is a risk some
stratus/patches of fog may develop on the higher Palouse (near
PUW) late overnight into Wednesday AM in the upsloping westerly
flow. Confidence is low. Winds will remain breezy near the EAT to
MWH through 07-10Z, before joining the rest of the region is mean
winds at 10kts or less. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        29  53  34  59  39  67 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  28  52  31  59  35  65 /  20  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        28  50  32  56  37  66 /  20  10   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       33  56  35  62  40  71 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       28  57  33  62  38  69 /  10   0   0   0  10  10
Sandpoint      27  53  30  59  34  64 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Kellogg        26  48  30  56  34  63 /  30  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     31  60  35  64  39  72 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      35  60  40  66  44  72 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           27  60  34  65  38  71 /   0  10   0   0   0  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for Lower
     Garfield and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$





000
FXUS66 KOTX 150446
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
945 PM PDT TUE APR 14 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Windy and cooler conditions will prevail with scattered rain and
snow showers into the evening. Dry and chilly weather is expected
tonight. Warmer weather is expected for the rest of the work
week. A weaker system will impact the region Friday night or early
Saturday, before a ridge builds in next Sunday and Monday with a
return of drier and mild conditions.



&&

.DISCUSSION...
Evening update: Showers are dissipating, clouds are dissipating
and winds are dissipating over much of the region. The main area
where winds remain breezy are in the lee of the Cascades and
deeper Columbia Basin. This brings some concerns for how cold it
may get, for if the atmosphere remains breezy through the night
the temperatures would not fall as effectively. Still the
atmosphere is rather dry and with the clearing skies here this
will help. So the freeze warnings continue here. I made minor
adjustments to overnight lows, but only a degree or so in spots
so not really a noticeable change.

The main message: the Wednesday morning low looks rather cold.
Not record breaking cold but 4 to 9 degrees below normal. The
average last freeze in the Spokane area is not until early May.
Farther north the last average freeze isn`t until mid to later May
(and even early June in isolated spots). So for those areas it
isn`t too surprising. Yet some of those deeper basin areas have
seem their average last freeze dates pass.

Quieter weather is otherwise in store for much of the middle to
later work week as high pressure builds in. /J. Cote`

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: With the last of the showers dissipating, look for
mostly dry and VFR conditions at TAF sites. There will be a
threat of some threat of patchy fog, largely in the sheltered
northeast valleys and near bodies of water. There is a risk some
stratus/patches of fog may develop on the higher Palouse (near
PUW) late overnight into Wednesday AM in the upsloping westerly
flow. Confidence is low. Winds will remain breezy near the EAT to
MWH through 07-10Z, before joining the rest of the region is mean
winds at 10kts or less. /J. Cote`



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        29  53  34  59  39  67 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  28  52  31  59  35  65 /  20  10   0   0   0   0
Pullman        28  50  32  56  37  66 /  20  10   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       33  56  35  62  40  71 /  20   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       28  57  33  62  38  69 /  10   0   0   0  10  10
Sandpoint      27  53  30  59  34  64 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Kellogg        26  48  30  56  34  63 /  30  10   0   0   0   0
Moses Lake     31  60  35  64  39  72 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      35  60  40  66  44  72 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           27  60  34  65  38  71 /   0  10   0   0   0  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for Lewiston Area.

WA...Freeze Warning from 1 AM to 9 AM PDT Wednesday for Lower
     Garfield and Asotin Counties-Moses Lake Area-Wenatchee Area.

&&

$$






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