Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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FXUS66 KOTX 011737
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
937 AM PST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Dry, seasonal conditions will be found across the region today. A
weather system will pass through tonight into early Tuesday with
the potential for light snow, especially for the Idaho Panhandle,
along with breezy conditions. Much colder air moves in behind this
system, with temperatures well below average for the middle of
next week. A dry period, with moderating temperature will follow
for the end of next week.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Another day of dry and benign conditions albeit with increasing
high and mid level clouds to filter or occlude the sun especially
over the eastern half of the forecast area. Winds will be light
and variable with temperatures recovering off of chilly morning
lows to near or slightly below average. A weak and shearing wave
is descending out of Canada today. This will promote increasing
clouds but nothing beyond that. Any actual precipitation from this
incoming feature will be holding off until Monday and latest
models suggest the potential for only light snow concentrated
mainly over Idaho. Refining this forecast will be the focus of the
afternoon package effort. minimal updates to the Today forecast
to increase cloud cover. /Fugazzi

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions can be expected at all TAF sites through
Monday 18z. High clouds will be on the increase this morning from
the north...then thicken tonight. Some light snow is possible over
the north Cascades tonight but should not effect any of the TAF
sites. Winds will be light. /MJF

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        44  27  41  20  33  17 /   0   0  30  10  10   0
Coeur d`Alene  45  25  41  18  33  14 /   0   0  60  30  10   0
Pullman        45  28  41  22  33  17 /   0   0  30  20  10   0
Lewiston       46  29  44  26  38  20 /   0   0  30  20  10   0
Colville       47  27  45  23  37  16 /   0  10  30  20  10   0
Sandpoint      40  24  38  17  31  12 /   0  10  60  70  10   0
Kellogg        41  26  38  18  29  13 /   0   0  60  70  10   0
Moses Lake     49  30  50  25  42  20 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Wenatchee      50  32  50  27  42  21 /   0   0  10   0   0   0
Omak           50  29  50  23  43  19 /   0  10  10   0   0   0

&&

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

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