Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KOTX 051802
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1102 AM PDT SUN JUL 5 2015

.SYNOPSIS....
Hot and dry weather will be featured for the remainder of the
holiday weekend. Winds will shift from the north to the northeast
as the front moves through the region. Aside from isolated shower
chances toward the Idaho Panhandle, conditions will be dry and
warm into the first half of next week. A slight chance of showers
and thunderstorms returns late next week.




&&

.DISCUSSION...
Morning update: A shortwave trough continues to pivot by the
Panhandle this morning, providing a thin line of clouds and
embedded showers from just northeast of Deary to southeast Avery,
across southeast Shoshone county. And this spotty threat of
showers and isolated thunderstorms will linger here for the
afternoon. However conditions will overall remain dry and breezy.
The strongest winds are coming down out across the western
Columbia Basin and out through the Purcell Trench (Sandpoint out
into Coeur d`Alene) in the 15 to 25 mph range. Some peak gusts so
far today have been 30 mph in Ephrata, 31 mph in Coeur d`Alene,
and 35 mph in Omak, 38 mph in Sandpoint.

Minor tweaks made to sky cover, those isolated shower/t-storm
chances across the Central Panhandle. /J. Cote`


&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A shortwave drops by the central Panhandle, with few
clouds. But TAF sites will be VFR and dry. Winds will remain
breezy and gusty through this afternoon away from the sheltered
locations. Expect 10 to 20 mph, with local gusts to 30 mph. These
should subside between 22 to 04Z. Location such as LWS/EAT/PUW,
however, will be more sheltered and should experience lighter
winds. Expect some elevated layers of smoke from regional
wildfires. /J. Cote`




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        88  61  92  66  93  66 /  10   0   0   0  10  10
Coeur d`Alene  85  58  90  61  90  61 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Pullman        89  52  90  56  92  57 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Lewiston       98  66  97  69  99  68 /  10  10   0   0   0  10
Colville       91  57  95  62  94  60 /   0   0   0  10  20  10
Sandpoint      84  52  88  55  87  54 /  10  10   0  10  30  20
Kellogg        83  53  89  56  88  57 /  10  10   0   0  20  10
Moses Lake     96  66  99  68 101  69 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      98  71  99  73 100  74 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           95  61  97  67  98  66 /   0   0   0  10  10  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Red Flag Warning until 1 PM PDT this afternoon for East
     Washington Northeast (Zone 686).

     Red Flag Warning until 3 PM PDT this afternoon for East
     Washington Northern Columbia Basin (Zone 673)-East
     Washington Okanogan Highlands (Zone 687)-East Washington
     Okanogan/Methow Valleys (Zone 684).

&&

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