Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 262022
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1221 PM PST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of
Inland Northwest as high pressure remains strong. In the sunny
areas, record high temperatures will once again be possible today
across southeast Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. A couple of
weak storm systems will affect the area Tuesday through Wednesday
night bringing a small chance of precipitation and cooler
temperatures to the region. A ridge of high pressure will then
rebound late in the week for drier weather and more fog before
breaking down next weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Took down the dense fog advisory. Most visibilities are improving
and will continue through the afternoon. Some stubborn spots will
be on the West Plains and in a couple of the northern valleys but
coverage will be patchy. Will keep NOWs updated on the fog
coverage through the afternoon. Stratus and fog has been creeping
northward from the lower basin and affecting I-90 from Ritzville
to Moses Lake. Meanwhile light east winds are keeping stratus and
fog locked in the Cascade valleys and Okanogan valley. Lots of sun
and warm temperatures over the Palouse and pushing northeastward.
/rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Stubborn LIFR cigs and vsbys will be the main challenge
for the next 24 hours. High pressure will remain over the region
with rather strong low level inversions. Current obs, satellite
and web cams shows the stratus and fog to linger in the KGEG-KCOE
through the period with some improvements during the late
afternoon. LIkewise similar conditions will prevail near KEAT.
KMWH was looking VFR but the southeast winds are advecting LIFR
conditions to the site, although confidence is not strong that it
will prevail for a long duration. Good mixing will be found across
KPUW and KLWS with VFR conditions. /rfox.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        51  34  45  32  40  33 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  53  33  46  33  41  32 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Pullman        54  40  48  37  46  35 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Lewiston       58  39  52  39  51  37 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Colville       42  26  40  30  38  31 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Sandpoint      45  30  44  31  40  30 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Kellogg        47  32  44  34  42  31 /   0   0   0  20  10  10
Moses Lake     41  34  42  32  41  32 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      39  33  38  33  41  33 /   0  10   0   0   0   0
Omak           38  31  38  30  37  29 /   0  10   0   0   0   0

&&

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

$$



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