Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 020526
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1026 PM PDT WED OCT 1 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
A weak weather disturbance will skim by the Inland NW overnight,
with some lingering clouds, breezy evening winds, and cooler
temperatures. High pressure will gradually build into the region
for the weekend and linger into the middle of next week. This will
result in generally dry weather and temperatures warming to above
average.


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.DISCUSSION...
Forecast challenge this evening is min temperatures across the
northern valleys. A shortwave impulse is diving southeast across
British Columbia tonight. This feature will brush the extreme
northeast corner of the forecast area but any precipitation
associated with it will likely stay well to our north. It has
resulted in more extensive cloud cover over eastern WA than
earlier thought. This is interfering with radiational cooling and
may keep temperatures warmer than currently forecast. There are
some breaks in the clouds and it will only take a couple of hours
of clear skies for temperatures to bottom out. Some adjustments
were made to min temps and cloud cover but it may not be enough.
/Kelch

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.AVIATION...
06Z TAFS: Expect VFR conditions for the TAF sites during the next
24 hours. Areas of high levels clouds have lingered over the region
and this may keep fog and stratus from again developing across
the northeast valleys. Fog that does form will be in the vicinity
of lakes and major rivers. Confidence is low that it will develop
at any TAF site. /EK



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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        36  62  39  70  45  72 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  38  61  37  68  44  71 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Pullman        37  62  38  72  44  73 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Lewiston       44  68  43  77  48  78 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Colville       33  64  35  71  43  73 /  10   0   0   0  10  10
Sandpoint      34  59  31  65  38  67 /  10   0   0   0   0  10
Kellogg        38  54  37  64  45  66 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Moses Lake     39  69  39  75  47  79 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      45  68  44  75  51  78 /   0   0   0   0   0  10
Omak           35  67  38  72  46  76 /   0   0   0   0  10  10

&&

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