Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 060518
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
918 PM PST THU MAR 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Mild high pressure will build over the Inland Northwest the next
few days bringing a prolonged period of dry and warmer weather.
Any meaningful precipitation is not expected until Tuesday or
Wednesday next week. By Friday, most areas will be about 10
degrees above average, and the mild weather is expected to carry
into early next week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
Minor update this evening to adjust sky cover and temps. A shield
of orographic cirrus is taking form in the lee of the Cascades and
spreading toward Moses Lake. As such, skies have been increased
toward mostly cloudy wording. Temperatures have also been adjusted
up in some locations to show a warming trend versus what occurred
this morning...mainly utilizing this evening`s COOP reports. Also
observing a little bit of wind along the higher peaks of the East
Slopes with winds gusting near 25 mph. Per NAM/RUC, winds are
peaking and will weaken into the early morning hours. /sb

&&

.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: VFR conditions to prevail with passing middle and high
clouds at times. Most concentrated deck will be vcnty of KEAT and
KMWH associated with orographic cirrus. Winds gusting to 25 mph
near the Cascades, otherwise high pressure to remain aloft
delivering mild and dry conditions and generally light winds. /sb


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        30  54  34  57  35  57 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Coeur d`Alene  25  55  31  57  32  58 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Pullman        31  56  36  58  34  58 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       31  60  37  62  37  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       23  57  30  58  32  60 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      26  51  29  52  29  53 /   0  10   0  10   0   0
Kellogg        29  51  33  52  33  54 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Moses Lake     30  60  34  62  35  63 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      36  59  40  60  40  64 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           31  57  34  59  35  62 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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