Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 211621
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
821 AM PST Sat Jan 21 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Periods of light snow are expected this weekend over the Inland
Northwest. Our temperatures through the weekend will be relatively
mild with afternoon readings in the 30s and low 40s. A drier and
cooler weather pattern is expected next week with the possibility
of deteriorating air quality as the week wears on.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Increased pops this morning over portions of the Columbia Basin up
into the Spokane area as convective snow showers form in the wake
of a passing band of stratiform snow that is moving to the
northeast over the Northeast Mountains and North Idaho Panhandle.
/Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
12Z TAFS: A pair of weak upper level disturbances will bring the
chance for light precipitation to the Inland Northwest. The first
will spread bands of light snow into northeast Washington and
north Idaho during the day. Daytime temperatures in the 30s
combined will inhibit runway accumulations. The second disturbance
will move into central Washington early this evening and into
northeast Washington and north Idaho overnight. At this time, it
does not appear that significant accumulations or visibility
reductions will occur with the shortwave today or tonight. /GKoch


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        39  31  38  28  32  22 /  50  50  70  70  10  20
Coeur d`Alene  38  31  38  28  34  24 /  50  50  60 100  10  30
Pullman        40  33  39  28  33  25 /  40  30  70  50  20  30
Lewiston       42  32  43  31  35  27 /  10  20  50  20  10  20
Colville       35  31  35  27  33  21 /  60  60  40 100  20  20
Sandpoint      38  31  36  30  33  23 /  60  50  20  90  20  20
Kellogg        36  29  35  28  31  24 /  70  30  50 100  20  30
Moses Lake     39  32  38  25  32  19 /  10  50  90  10  10  10
Wenatchee      37  31  37  29  30  21 /  10  80  90  10  10  10
Omak           38  33  37  28  33  19 /  50  60  90  80  10  10

&&

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

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