Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
958 AM PDT SUN MAY 1 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
High pressure will build over ther region through Monday resulting
in a warming trend and temperatures climbing into the mid 70s to
mid 80s by Tuesday. The heat will melt mountain snow and cause
rivers to rise. The high pressure weather pattern shifts east
toward the middle of next week, allowing a chance for
thunderstorms with heavy rain showers to return by Wednesday
lasting into Thursday. Improving conditions will begin again on
Friday possibly lasting into the weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Shallow valley fog this morning dissipated in extreme east
Washington and Idaho Panhandle as upper level hight pressure
builds over west Canada and U.S. Pacific Northwest. East and north
winds 10-15 mph down valleys and in the Central basin will
persist today as surface high pressure also builds north of the
Canadian border. The forecast is on track to get lower elevations
well into the 70s today with some lower 80s in the lower Columbia
Basin with clear skies and few cumulus over the mountains.

It`s the end of another month and last April ranked numer one all
time in average temperature for the month for several cities.

...VERY WARM MONTHLY AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST...

LOCATION            APRIL 2016      RANK    PREVIOUS    YEAR    RECORD
                    AVERAGE TEMP            RECORD              BEGAN

WENATCHEE WWTP      59.1            1       58.5        1934    1931
SPOKANE             54.7            2       56.5        1934    1881
LEWISTON            57.5            3       59.0        1934    1881

Check out other city`s rankings at:
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/getprod.php?wfo=otx&pil=PNS&sid=OTX

Preliminary looks for next week shows Tuesday to be the warmest
day before chances of thunderstorms with heavy rain come into the
forecast Wednesday and Thursday. High pressure looks to build in
again toward Friday. Carter

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions will prevail at all TAF sites under
building high pressure and clear sky. Noticeable north and east
winds 10-15 knots at most metar sites will weaken starting 22Z. TC

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        73  49  79  52  80  53 /   0   0   0  10   0  10
Coeur d`Alene  73  45  79  48  80  50 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Pullman        70  45  77  48  79  49 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Lewiston       76  49  81  51  84  53 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Colville       79  42  82  45  81  46 /   0   0   0  10  10  10
Sandpoint      72  39  78  42  78  45 /   0   0   0   0  10  10
Kellogg        70  41  79  43  78  46 /   0   0   0   0  10  10
Moses Lake     78  44  83  48  84  49 /   0   0   0  10   0  20
Wenatchee      78  51  83  54  82  55 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Omak           78  46  82  50  83  51 /   0   0   0  10  10  20

&&

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

$$



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