556  
FXUS66 KOTX 231530  
AFDOTX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
830 AM PDT THU MAR 23 2017  
   
SYNOPSIS...FOLLOWING A BREAK IN THE WET WEATHER TODAY
 
ANOTHER  
STORM SYSTEM WILL DELIVER WIDESPREAD RAIN AND MOUNTAIN SNOW  
OVERNIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SEVERAL INCHES OF SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ON  
SHERMAN, STEVENS, AND LOUP LOUP PASSES. COOL AND UNSETTLED  
WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK AS SEVERAL MORE ROUNDS OF  
RAIN AND MOUNTAIN IMPACT THE NORTHWEST.  
 

 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
UPDATED THE FORECAST TO ACCOUNT FOR THE CLOUD COVER AND FOG THIS  
MORNING. WEB CAMS AND OBSERVATIONS INDICATE FOG IN THE LC VALLEY,  
ALONG HIGHWAY 2 NEAR DAVENPORT AND ALSO ALONG HIGHWAY 395 FROM  
KETTLE FALLS TO LAURIER. THIS IS SHALLOW FOG AND SHOULD LIFT LATE  
THIS MORNING. MEANWHILE HIGH CLOUDS WILL INCREASE THROUGH THE DAY.  
LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS WILL BE DECREASE OVER THE PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS.  
CURRENT HYDRO PRODUCTS WILL CONTINUE. /RFOX  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
12Z TAFS: FAVORABLE SOUTHWEST WINDS CONTINUE TO LEAD TO INCREASING  
STRATUS DEVELOPMENT AROUND SPOKANE AND CD'A THIS MORNING WITH  
CIGS EXPECTED TO LIFT TO VFR 18-20Z. FOG CURRENTLY AT THE LEWISTON  
TERMINAL SHOULD DISSIPATE 16-18Z WITH SOME UNCERTAINTY ON EXACT  
TIMING. OTHERWISE...LOOK FOR VFR SKIES FOR ALL TERMINALS AFT 19Z  
WITH MID AND HIGH CLOUDS INCREASING FROM THE WEST AND LOWERING  
5-7K AGL ARND MOSES LAKE AND WENATCHEE THUR NT WITH ONSET OF -RA.  
PRECIPITATION TO SPREAD EAST INTO THE REMAINING TERMINALS SHORTLY  
AFTER 12Z FRI. /SB  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
SPOKANE 49 35 46 37 50 32 / 0 20 100 60 50 10  
COEUR D'ALENE 47 33 44 36 48 32 / 0 10 100 80 70 10  
PULLMAN 49 37 48 37 49 34 / 0 20 100 70 60 10  
LEWISTON 55 39 54 40 54 37 / 0 10 90 70 60 10  
COLVILLE 48 33 46 35 48 31 / 0 20 90 50 50 10  
SANDPOINT 46 29 43 33 45 30 / 10 10 90 80 60 20  
KELLOGG 44 32 44 34 44 31 / 10 10 90 90 70 30  
MOSES LAKE 56 40 54 37 57 33 / 0 50 70 30 10 0  
WENATCHEE 51 36 49 35 51 33 / 0 80 60 30 10 0  
OMAK 51 36 49 36 52 30 / 0 70 90 30 20 10  
 

 
   
OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
ID...NONE.  
WA...NONE.  

 
 

 
 
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