Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 191722
AFDOTX

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
1022 AM PDT FRI SEP 19 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A STRONG HIGH PRESSURE RIDGE WILL RETURN TODAY AND PROMOTE WARM
AND DRY WEATHER THROUGH TUESDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES SUNDAY AND
MONDAY SHOULD BE TEN DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. THE BREAKDOWN OF THIS
RIDGE...AND A RETURN TO COOLER CONDITIONS...WILL BEGIN WEDNESDAY.
HOWEVER...PRECIPITATION AND MUCH COOLER WEATHER IS NOT EXPECTED
UNTIL WEDNESDAY NIGHT OR THURSDAY FOR MOST COMMUNITIES SINCE THE
FRONT WILL LIKELY MOVE VERY SLOWLY EAST.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
REST OF TODAY...THERE IS NO COMPELLING REASON TO MAKE ANY UPDATES
TO THE CURRENT FORECAST INHERITED FROM THE PREVIOUS SHIFT. OVERALL
AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BE BUILDING TODAY. CLOUD COVER AND LIGHT
SHOWERS APPARENT ON RADAR AND SATELLITE OVER THE WEST SIDE THIS
MORNING IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN AS THIS ALREADY WEAK SYSTEM SCOOTS
ALONG THE CANADIAN BORDER TODAY....WITH A GHOST OF A CHANCE OFA
SHOWER ON THE HIGH TERRAIN NORTH OF THE COLUMBIA BASIN. OTHERWISE
DRY AND INCREASINGLY SUNNY CONDITIONS TODAY WITH LIGHTER WINDS
THAN YESTERDAY...AND COOLER TEMPERATURES BUT STILL AROUND NORMAL
FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR. /FUGAZZI

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A BUILDING UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL PROMOTE DRY AND STABLE
CONDITIONS OVER THE REGION. VFR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AT ALL
TAF SITES FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. /MJF

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
SPOKANE        76  51  81  52  84  56 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
COEUR D`ALENE  75  49  80  49  84  53 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
PULLMAN        76  47  82  49  87  52 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
LEWISTON       82  55  87  56  89  59 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
COLVILLE       79  46  85  47  86  47 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
SANDPOINT      71  43  77  44  79  45 /  10  10   0   0   0   0
KELLOGG        71  49  78  48  81  52 /  10   0   0   0   0   0
MOSES LAKE     83  50  86  54  88  56 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
WENATCHEE      82  56  85  58  87  61 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
OMAK           81  49  85  50  87  54 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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