Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 291744
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1044 AM PDT SUN MAR 29 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
The storm track will retreat north into Canada today and Monday
producing mild weather for the Inland Northwest. A vigorous
spring storm system will bring another chance for showers and
strong winds to our region on Tuesday. Wind gusts exceeding 40 mph
will be possible Tuesday afternoon and evening. Wednesday through
next weekend looks to be showery with temperatures near normal.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Rest of today: A quick-moving warm frontal boundary across far
Ern Wa and the Idaho Panhandle attm will move into Montana by
midday, allowing for skies to become at least partly sunny across
the Upper Columbia Basin...including locations near the E slopes
of the Cascades. Sfc obs and the KOTX VWP show ceilings of around
8000-1000ft with the weak isentropic ascent tied to the warm
front, so there may be brief very light stratiform rain this
morning for the valleys of NE Wa and the Idaho Panhandle. The
mountains will have a higher chance, but again only light amnts
are expected. Snow levels will remain above 4500-5000 ft msl.bz

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: A couple of weak upper level disturbances will over-
top our flat upper level ridge today and tonight. Bands of mid and
high level clouds with ceilings at or above 8-10k ft agl are
expected. Some light rain/high elevation snow will be possible
over the mountains along the Canadian border, but is not expected
to impact airports in the region.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        59  41  63  42  54  33 /  10   0   0  10  60  20
Coeur d`Alene  58  39  64  40  53  32 /  10   0   0  10  70  40
Pullman        60  40  65  41  51  35 /   0   0   0  20  60  20
Lewiston       66  43  70  46  56  37 /   0   0   0  10  60  20
Colville       60  41  65  40  56  31 /  10  10   0  10  70  20
Sandpoint      56  38  59  38  51  33 /  10  10   0  10  70  50
Kellogg        54  39  63  40  47  33 /  10  10   0  20  80  50
Moses Lake     67  40  69  43  59  34 /   0   0   0  10  30   0
Wenatchee      65  44  68  44  58  38 /  10   0   0  10  30   0
Omak           64  39  66  40  60  32 /  10  10   0  10  40  10

&&

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

$$



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