983  
FXUS66 KOTX 081853  
AFDOTX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
1053 AM PST THU DEC 8 2022  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
A WEATHER SYSTEM WILL PRODUCE WIDESPREAD SNOW ACROSS THE MAJORITY  
OF THE INLAND NORTHWEST. MORE SNOW WILL BE LIKELY FRIDAY NIGHT  
INTO SATURDAY. NEXT WEEK WILL FEATURE VERY COLD TEMPERATURES  
ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST.  
 

 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
UPDATE: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES WERE ADJUSTED EARLIER THIS  
MORNING TO ACCOUNT FOR AN EARLIER START TIME, MOSTLY FOR THE  
OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS AND THE UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN, OTHERWISE SNOW  
IN STORE FOR MOST LOCATIONS TODAY AND TONIGHT. /PELATTI  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
18Z TAFS: WEATHER SYSTEM SPREADING SNOW WEST TO EAST BRINGING IFR  
CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES WITH THE SNOW. TAF SITES SUCH AS WILL  
SEE SUCH SNOW TIL ABOUT 00Z FRIDAY WITH KGEG STARTING TO SEE SUCH  
CONDITIONS NEAR 21Z TODAY. BACK EDGE OF THIS WEATHER SYSTEM WILL  
PASS FROM WEST TO EAST IN SIMILAR FASHION DECREASING THE CHANCES  
OF FURTHER SNOWFALL NEAR 5Z LATEST FOR KEAT AND 10Z FOR KGEG AND  
POINTS SOUTH. SOME FOG AND LOW CLOUD FORMATION PRODUCING IFR/MVFR  
CEILINGS AND VISIBILITIES AFTER 10Z FRIDAY IS DEFINITELY POSSIBLE.  
/PELATTI  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
SPOKANE 32 24 31 22 36 26 / 90 100 10 40 90 50  
COEUR D'ALENE 33 27 32 22 36 28 / 60 90 20 20 80 50  
PULLMAN 32 25 32 22 36 26 / 20 80 20 30 70 30  
LEWISTON 36 29 38 28 43 32 / 20 60 10 30 50 30  
COLVILLE 32 18 30 18 34 23 / 80 80 0 40 90 50  
SANDPOINT 32 27 31 24 32 28 / 60 100 30 30 90 70  
KELLOGG 34 29 31 24 36 30 / 20 90 50 20 80 60  
MOSES LAKE 29 16 29 22 36 24 / 70 60 0 80 80 30  
WENATCHEE 26 18 26 22 32 26 / 30 20 0 100 80 30  
OMAK 27 16 26 21 33 27 / 30 20 0 80 90 40  
 

 
   
OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES
 
 
ID...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY FOR CENTRAL  
PANHANDLE MOUNTAINS-COEUR D'ALENE AREA-IDAHO PALOUSE-  
NORTHERN PANHANDLE.  
 
WA...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY FOR NORTHEAST  
MOUNTAINS-SPOKANE AREA-WASHINGTON PALOUSE.  
 
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY UNTIL 4 AM PST FRIDAY FOR OKANOGAN  
HIGHLANDS-UPPER COLUMBIA BASIN.  
 

 
 

 
 
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