Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS66 KOTX 130115
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
515 PM PST FRI FEB 12 2016

.SYNOPSIS...
A cold front will pass through the region tonight with continued
precipitation chances and slightly lower snow levels. Unsettled
weather will continue through the weekend into early next week
with valley rain, high mountain snow and breezy winds expected.
Temperatures will be quite mild on Monday with many locations
seeing highs in the mid 50s to low 60s. Near record high
temperatures are possible.



&&

.DISCUSSION...
Despite how weak the passing cold front initially looked when
approaching the Washington Cascades today it has held together and
is producing mostly light rain in the Columbia Basin and up into
the Okanogan Highlands and Northeast Mountains with some small
breaks in it. With this in mind have increased pops a bit more
to the west over the Columbia Basin and Moses Lake area up into
points to the north and east with this update. /Pelatti

&&

.AVIATION...
00Z TAFS: The well advertised weak cold front is currently moving
across the Cascades and should be into MT by 07-09z. A band of
light rain ahead of the front is currently falling at KEAT/KMWH
and will track to the west through 08-10z. Expect VFR/MVFR
conditions for several hours with the onset of the
precipitation...otherwise VFR cigs/vsby. Southwest winds will be
on the increase after with SW 12-15kts with gusts 20-26kts
through 00z. Another round of  will move in from the west
affecting KEAT after 22z. Tobin




&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        35  44  35  47  43  55 /  60  40  70  30  50  10
Coeur d`Alene  35  43  35  46  41  53 /  70  60  80  50  60  40
Pullman        37  46  38  50  46  56 /  70  40  90  50  70  20
Lewiston       40  52  42  56  48  63 /  50  40  90  40  60  10
Colville       33  41  32  42  37  51 /  60  50  60  20  40  30
Sandpoint      34  40  33  41  37  50 /  90  60  80  60  70  60
Kellogg        34  38  33  40  38  46 / 100  80 100  80  90  60
Moses Lake     34  48  37  52  43  61 /  60  10  50  10  20  10
Wenatchee      33  41  34  47  39  57 /  30  10  60  20  20  10
Omak           30  39  31  40  34  49 /  30  10  60  20  20  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...Air Stagnation Advisory until 10 AM PST Saturday for Moses Lake
     Area-Northeast Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Upper Columbia
     Basin-Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee Area.

     Air Stagnation Advisory until 10 AM PST Tuesday for East Slopes
     Northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley.

&&

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