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FXUS66 KOTX 071755  
AFDOTX  
 
AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
1055 AM PDT TUE JUL 7 2020  
   
SYNOPSIS
 
 
TODAY WILL BE BREEZY AND COOLER FOLLOWING THE PASSAGE OF A COLD  
FRONT. AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR NORTHEAST  
WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO. SATURDAY LOOKS TO BE THE WARMEST DAY  
OF THE WEEK. OTHERWISE, TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN AT OR  
BELOW AVERAGE THROUGH THE WEEKEND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK WITH  
PERIODS OF MAINLY MOUNTAIN SHOWERS.  
 

 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
MORNING UPDATE: INLAND NW IS IN A POST FRONTAL WESTERLY FLOW  
REGIME TODAY. MADE SOME UPDATES MAINLY TO SKY COVER BASED ON  
CURRENT TRENDS. A MOIST BOUNDARY LAYER OVER THE EASTERN THIRD OF  
WA/N IDAHO AND UP INTO THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS COMBINED WITH  
DAYTIME HEATING WILL LEAD TO AN ABUNDANCE OF CUMULUS ACROSS THE  
REGION. THE ATMOSPHERE WILL DESTABILIZE OVER THE NORTHERN  
MOUNTAINS WHERE HIGH RES MODELS CONTINUE TO SHOW CONVECTION FIRING  
BY EARLY AFTERNOON. THE GREATEST INSTABILITY WILL BE FOUND NORTH  
OF A LINE FROM REPUBLIC TO COLVILLE TO BONNERS FERRY WHERE  
SCATTERED COVERAGE OF STORMS ARE POSSIBLE. MODELS INDICATE  
UNCAPPED CAPE OF 500-1000 J/KG FOR THIS AREA. ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS MAY DEVELOP AS FAR SOUTH AS KELLER TO DEER PARK TO  
ATHOL. JW  
 

 
   
AVIATION
 
 
18Z TAFS: AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR NE WASHINGTON  
AND N IDAHO BUT SHOULD REMAIN NORTH OF THE KGEG/KSFF/KCOE TAF  
SITES. STILL SOME LINGERING MVFR CONDITIONS IN THE ID PANHANDLE  
BUT RISING CIGS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAY WITH VFR CONDITIONS  
EXPECTED AT ALL TAF SITES. WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE THROUGH  
THE PERIOD AND BE BREEZY ACROSS THE BASIN. THE STRONGEST WINDS  
WILL OCCUR AT KEAT WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 30-35 KNOTS POSSIBLE. JW  
 

 
   
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS
 
 
SPOKANE 73 48 74 50 80 53 / 10 10 0 0 0 10  
COEUR D'ALENE 70 49 71 50 77 53 / 10 10 0 0 0 10  
PULLMAN 68 47 71 49 77 53 / 10 0 0 0 0 10  
LEWISTON 77 55 78 56 85 61 / 10 10 0 0 0 10  
COLVILLE 73 47 77 49 79 50 / 80 50 0 0 10 20  
SANDPOINT 69 49 71 50 77 53 / 60 40 10 0 0 20  
KELLOGG 66 49 68 51 76 55 / 30 10 10 0 0 20  
MOSES LAKE 80 51 82 54 85 55 / 0 0 0 0 0 0  
WENATCHEE 76 55 80 58 81 57 / 0 0 0 0 10 0  
OMAK 77 52 81 56 80 55 / 40 10 0 0 30 10  
 

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

 
 

 
 
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