Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KPDT 060935
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PENDLETON OR
135 AM PST FRI MAR 6 2015

SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...PRONOUNCED UPPER LEVEL
RIDGE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WEST COAST OF NORTH AMERICA THROUGH THE
FORECAST PERIOD BRINGING FAIR AND WARM WEATHER. SOME HIGH LEVEL
CLOUDS WILL BE PRESENT TODAY AND FRIDAY ESPECIALLY CENTRAL AND NORTH
MAKING FOR PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES. AFTER COOL STARTS TO THE MORNINGS
TEMPERATURES EACH DAY WILL WARM SUBSTANTIALLY TO THE MID 60S LOWER
ELEVATIONS AND WELL INTO THE 50S MOUNTAINS. FOR TODAY CHECKED
FORECAST MAXES AGAINST CURRENT RECORDS AND WILL BE CLOSE TO REACHING
RECORD VALUES MUCH OF CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL OREGON AND THE
NORTHERN BLUE MOUNTAINS. THUS WILL INCLUDE THE WORDING /NEAR RECORD
HIGH TEMPERATURES/ FOR TODAY. WINDS THROUGH THE PERIOD WILL BE LIGHT
AND MOSTLY TERRAIN DRIVEN. 78

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY...A STRONG RIDGE WILL MOVE EAST
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST MONDAY AND TUESDAY. THIS WILL KEEP FAIR
AND DRY WEATHER OVER THE AREA THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE WELL ABOVE NORMAL WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S
AND 60S AND LOWS MAINLY IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S. TUESDAY NIGHT A
SYSTEM WILL MOVE INLAND. THE ASSOCIATED FRONT WILL MOVE EAST OF THE
CASCADES LATE TUESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN
IN THE LOWER ELEVATIONS AND A CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MOUNTAINS
WEDNESDAY. WEAK WAVES WILL KEEP A CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION OVER
EASTERN WASHINGTON AND OREGON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND THURSDAY. SNOW
LEVELS WILL BE MAINLY AT 6000-7000 FEET TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH
WEDNESDAY NIGHT THEN DROP TO 5500-6500 FEET THURSDAY SO MOST OF THE
PRECIPITATION WILL BE RAIN. COONFIELD

&&

.AVIATION...12Z TAFS...VFR CONDITIONS WILL REMAIN FOR THE NEXT 24
HOURS. VARIABLE THIN CIRRUS WILL PERSIST OVER THE AREA RESULTING IN
SCT TO BKN CEILINGS AROUND 200. WINDS WILL REMAIN LESS THAN 10 KTS.
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&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
PDT  64  36  62  35 /   0   0   0   0
ALW  63  41  62  40 /   0   0   0   0
PSC  64  34  64  33 /   0   0   0   0
YKM  63  32  63  33 /   0   0   0   0
HRI  65  34  64  31 /   0   0   0   0
ELN  63  34  63  35 /   0   0   0   0
RDM  68  25  66  27 /   0   0   0   0
LGD  61  32  62  32 /   0   0   0   0
GCD  58  32  63  34 /   0   0   0   0
DLS  65  36  67  38 /   0   0   0   0

&&

.PDT WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
OR...NONE.
WA...NONE.
&&

FOR ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION, CHECK OUR WEB SITE AT...
WWW.WEATHER.GOV/PENDLETON

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