Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 010034
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
534 PM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A slow moving frontal system will pass through the region over
the next 24 to 36 hours. Light rain will slowly expand east
late this afternoon through tomorrow. Conditions will dry from the
west on Saturday. However a second disturbance will move through
the southeast zones Saturday afternoon through Sunday and bring
another round of precipitation. Snow levels will drop into the
mid elevations into Sunday morning. Mild and unsettled weather is
expected through next week.


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.DISCUSSION...
Took another look at the models and went along and added a winter
storm watch above 4500 feet in effect from late Saturday Afternoon
through Sunday Afternoon for North Idaho`s Shoshone County with
the higher locations in the vicinity of Lookout Pass near I-90
getting some wet snow. I don`t expect it to stick around for long
because the next two incoming weather systems for the workweek
have warm trajectories from the south/southwest and will bring
snow levels back up above 6000 feet for much if not all of the
workweek. /Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: A cold front is moving slowly through eastern Washington
at the time and is expected to stall across the Idaho Panhandle
tonight. KEAT is behind the front and KMWH will be in the next
few hours. this will bring an end to the precipitation.
Downsloping off the Cascades will keep KEAT mostly VFR. Some
ground fog may develop towards morning...but confidence is low.
KMWH will see variable conditions as winds change through the
night. Expect fog/stratus devlopment around 06z with conditions
MVFR/IFR then clearing late in the morning. The slow moving front will
result in light light rain with VFR conditions through 03-04z.
Then fog/stratus will develop with conditions dropping to IFR/LIFR
cigs/vsby through 15z. A second wave will move northeast through
the stalled front late Saturday morning for another chance of
light rain...but improving conditions. /Tobin


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        43  49  33  47  36  49 /  50  50  20  10  20  50
Coeur d`Alene  43  47  35  47  35  49 /  50  70  50  10  10  60
Pullman        43  47  35  47  36  51 /  80  80  60  10  20  40
Lewiston       46  50  40  53  39  55 /  80  80  60  10  10  30
Colville       42  51  33  48  36  48 /  50  20  10   0  20  60
Sandpoint      42  48  37  45  34  47 /  60  90  50  10  20  70
Kellogg        41  46  37  43  34  46 /  70 100 100  40  10  60
Moses Lake     42  56  33  53  40  53 /  10  10   0   0  20  30
Wenatchee      40  57  39  54  42  52 /  10   0   0  10  40  30
Omak           38  52  33  50  38  50 /  20  10   0   0  30  40

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Winter Storm Watch from Saturday afternoon through Sunday
     afternoon for Central Panhandle Mountains.

WA...None.
&&

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