Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1056 PM PDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A warm front lifts into the region tonight with a band of rain. A
strong cold front passes Saturday Night into Sunday with very
windy conditions, including possible gusts in excess of 40 mph.
The pattern remains active into early next week. This includes the
potential for widespread rain again by Tuesday as moisture
associated with the remains of Tropical Storm Ana makes its way
toward the Pacific Northwest.



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.DISCUSSION...
A band of precipitation associated with a warm front is slowly
moving north across the forecast area this evening. The forecast
was updated to better time the precipitation as it moves north.
Some patchy fog was also added to the weather grids for the Lewis-
Clark Valley and into the Moses Lake and Wenatchee areas. Once the
rain ends there will be ample low level moisture and light winds
to allow fog to develop. Stronger winds will follow the cold
frontal passage Saturday evening and a wind advisory remains in
effect for the Palouse and the lower basin. /Kelch

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.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: A warm front lifting into eastern WA and north ID will
bring areas of mainly light rain. The band of light rain has
lifted north of all TAF sites. Low level moisture and light winds
behind the warm front will promote low stratus and patchy fog for
KEAT and KMWH through at least 18Z Saturday. Confidence is low
that MVFR cigs may develop at KLWS but light downsloping winds
may keep VFR conditions there. Shower threat develops again
through the afternoon Saturday. This will be accompanied by
increased winds with gusts increasing to 25 to 30 kts after 03Z
Sunday.



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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        44  63  43  53  36  50 /  10  10  80  30  10  10
Coeur d`Alene  42  64  42  52  34  49 /  10  10  90  30  20  20
Pullman        45  66  43  50  38  50 /  10  10  70  30  20  20
Lewiston       44  70  47  55  41  56 /  10  10  60  20  20  10
Colville       42  62  44  53  34  51 /  70  20  80  50  20  10
Sandpoint      40  61  42  49  33  47 /  70  20 100  70  30  20
Kellogg        41  60  40  46  34  43 /  10  20 100  50  40  30
Moses Lake     45  61  44  58  36  54 /  10  20  50  10  10   0
Wenatchee      44  60  42  56  39  54 /  30  40  80  10  10  10
Omak           42  57  42  53  34  53 /  70  40  90  30  10   0

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.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Wind Advisory from 8 PM Saturday to 3 PM PDT Sunday for Lower
     Garfield and Asotin Counties-Spokane Area-Upper Columbia
     Basin-Washington Palouse.

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