Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 272009
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1209 PM PST TUE JAN 27 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of
Inland Northwest as high pressure remains in place. A couple of
weak storm systems will affect the area Tuesday through Thursday
and bring a small chance of showers 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. The next best threat of precipitation, including possible
rain and snow, arrives Sunday.




&&

.DISCUSSION...
Allowed the dense fog advisory to expire. Fog is slow to erode
along its edges in the Spokane and Coeur d` Alene area this
afternoon but the trend still shows improvement, but rather slow.
Hesitant to make too many adjustments to the max temperature
forecast which is very dependent upon the low clouds and fog and
locations lacking it. A good portion of the Spokane valley has
already broken out of it per webcam images so will stay with the
current forecast temps that take this into account. /Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Light freezing drizzle and freezing fog noted to
address the light ice accumulation this morning where the fog is
most prevalent is on the decrease for the most part this morning
as temperatures warm, still some fog and low clouds is likely to
stick around in many a valley and lowland location. Elsewhere
there are enough upper level clouds passing through the ridge of
high pressure to keep various sky cover at times in the remaining
aviation forecasts not impacted by the low stratus and fog.
/Pelatti



&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        45  31  41  32  42  31 /   0   0   0   0  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  47  33  41  33  42  31 /   0  10  10   0  10  10
Pullman        52  37  49  36  46  34 /   0  10  10   0  10   0
Lewiston       56  39  54  38  50  36 /   0  10  10   0  10   0
Colville       39  30  38  31  39  28 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sandpoint      40  30  40  29  40  29 /   0  10  10  10  10  10
Kellogg        44  33  42  32  43  31 /   0  10  10  10  10  10
Moses Lake     42  32  41  33  43  31 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Wenatchee      38  33  41  33  43  33 /   0   0   0  10   0   0
Omak           36  31  37  29  38  29 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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