Short Term Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
220 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

IDZ001-WAZ037-038-202330-
NORTHERN PANHANDLE-NORTHEAST MOUNTAINS-OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SANDPOINT...RATHDRUM...BONNERS FERRY...
PRIEST RIVER...EASTPORT...COLVILLE...DEER PARK...CHEWELAH...
NEWPORT...KETTLE FALLS...REPUBLIC...INCHELIUM...WAUCONDA
220 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

.NOW...
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE THIS
AFTERNOON OVER NORTHEAST WASHINGTON AND THE NORTHERN IDAHO
PANHANDLE. PERSISTENT THUNDERSTORMS HAVE BEEN LOCATED OVER
NORTHERN BONNER AND BOUNDARY COUNTIES SINCE LATE THIS MORNING.
VERY HEAVY RAINFALL HAS BEEN REPORTED ALONG WITH PERSISTENT
LIGHTNING. SINCE 1 PM... NUMEROUS OTHER SMALLER SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS HAVE DEVELOPED FURTHER WEST INTO PEND OREILLE...
STEVENS... AND FERRY COUNTIES. THROUGH 4 PM... THESE SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS WILL CONTINUE TO MOVE TOWARD THE SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO
20 MPH. THUNDERSTORM IMPACTS MAY INCLUDE HEAVY RAINFALL THAT MAY
CAUSE SOME PONDING OF WATER ON AREA ROADWAYS... SMALL HAIL...
GUSTY OUTFLOW WINDS TO 30 MPH... AND FREQUENT LIGHTING. THOSE WITH
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY THIS EVENING SHOULD
BE AWARE OF APPROACHING THUNDERSTORMS AND BE PREPARED TO TAKE
SHELTER IF ONE THREATENS.

THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP FURTHER SOUTH TOWARD THE I-90 AND
HIGHWAY 2 CORRIDORS BY 4 OR 5 PM... INCLUDING AREAS FROM DAVENPORT
EAST TOWARD SPOKANE AND COEUR D`ALENE.

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