Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1051 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

.SYNOPSIS...
Today and Wednesday will be quite warm with afternoon
temperatures in the upper 80s to upper 90s. A strong cold front
will bring a threat for thunderstorms Wednesday night into
early Thursday, mainly over southeastern Washington and the
southern Idaho Panhandle. This will be followed by gusty westerly
winds Thursday. After a cooler Thursday and Friday, temperatures
will rebound back into the 90s early next week.


&&

.DISCUSSION...
No significant changes planned for today. Smoke, mostly in the
mid and upper levels is trickling northward from Oregon. There
have been a few air quality sensors in the Tri-Cities that
responded, going into moderate but overall, the impacts have been
minimal. Visibilities remain above 6SM as well. The smoke may lead
to slightly cooler temperatures than forecast but given its thin
nature, will wait to see.  /sb

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Mid and high level smoke from central Oregon is pushing
in Eastern Washington and north Idaho from south to north today,
with the highest concentrations in southern Washington. At this
time, it looks like the smoke will remain aloft. However, there
may be some visibility reductions late in the day Tuesday or into
Tuesday night around Lewiston and Pullman as smoke moves up and
down the atmospheric column. Also the Jolly Mountain Fire may send
some smoke into KEAT this afternoon and evening. Some visibility
reduction is possible in the evening when winds become northwest.
SB


&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        91  63  87  62  80  50 /   0   0   0  10  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  91  57  88  59  80  47 /   0   0   0  20  10   0
Pullman        91  59  87  60  77  46 /   0   0  10  30  10   0
Lewiston       97  66  93  65  86  54 /   0  10  10  30  20   0
Colville       91  53  89  54  83  44 /   0   0  10  10   0   0
Sandpoint      89  49  87  56  79  41 /   0   0  10  20  10   0
Kellogg        89  55  86  58  76  47 /   0   0  10  30  40   0
Moses Lake     94  59  91  58  85  47 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Wenatchee      93  66  90  64  82  53 /   0   0   0   0   0   0
Omak           95  60  93  59  86  51 /   0   0   0   0   0   0

&&

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

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