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Sandpoint, ID

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Sunrise 5:45AMSunset 7:56PM Thursday August 17, 2017 11:56 PM PDT (06:56 UTC) Moonrise 1:13AMMoonset 4:51PM Illumination 17% Phase: Waning Crescent; Moon at 26 days in cycle
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Area Discussion for - Spokane, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service spokane wa
1036 pm pdt Thu aug 17 2017

Synopsis
The warm and dry weather is expected to persist through at least
the early part of next week. Breezy and dry winds on Friday will
raise concerns for wildfires. Our weather on Monday should be
favorable for good views of the eclipse with mainly clear skies.

Areas of smoke will continue. There is the potential for mountain
thunderstorms in north idaho by middle of next week.

Discussion
Tonight through Saturday: dry westerly flow will remain over the
inland northwest with seasonably warm temperatures. Few cumulus
over the panhandle mountains will dissipate early this evening,
meanwhile bands of smoke aloft will most likely spread in from the
northwest. A weak ridge aloft will flatten tonight into Friday as
a dry cold front swings inland. This feature will push east of the
cascades Friday afternoon and reach north idaho by early evening.

Winds ahead of the front will steadily increase, and become breezy
with the frontal passage with gusts of 20 to 25 mph. This may stir
up area fires and cause more smoke. Temperatures will cool
slightly Friday night as wind dissipate. The cooling will continue
into Saturday will less wind. Some mountain cumulus may develop
over northeast washington and north idaho, although precipitation
chances are very low. Rfox.

Saturday night through Tuesday... Strong model agreement exists
for this period featuring dry zonal flow on Saturday... A weak
troffy pattern on Sunday with the forecast area under the dry
northern branch region of a broad western us split flow
trough... And then a building ridge and warm up for Monday and
Tuesday as a trough digs offshore. No precipitation is expected
through this period. Temperatures will begin the weekend slightly
above normal and then increase on Monday and Tuesday. Smoke
infiltration from bc and local smoke from eastern washington fires
will mainly impact the northern zones on Saturday and Sunday and
probably retrograde to the north as flow becomes more
southwesterly on Monday. The eclipse viewing will probably be
through mostly clear skies Monday... Or at worse through some thin
cirrus. All in all there is high confidence that it will be a
benign and seasonably warm weekend and early work week.

Wednesday and Thursday... Model differences become noticeable by
Wednesday and forecast confidence degrades. The GFS suggests the
offshore will kick inland and through the region during this
period with a thunderstorm threat mainly on Wednesday ahead of
it... Then a breezy cold front passage Thursday. The ECMWF suggest
a deeper and slower trough arrival suggesting another warm day
Thursday with a longer period of thunderstorm threat in moist
southerly flow. Given the recent pattern shift to a more
progressive flow regime and the anomalous nature for high summer
of the ec solution... Will hedge toward the more progressive gfs
model... Which also has some loose support from the latest
canadian model run. This argues for at least a small threat of
thunderstorms somewhere over the forecast area on Wednesday
followed by a slightly cooler... Dry and breezy period on Thursday.

Fugazzi

Aviation
06z tafs: locally breezy northwest winds will develop around
wenatchee tonight... Otherwise light terrain driven winds will be
in place through 18z fri. A dry cold front to bring the next push
of west northwest winds late Friday afternoon and evening with
speeds on the order of 15-20 mph coupled with gusts to 20-30 mph.

Strongest winds will be in the lee of the cascades spilling into
the western columbia basin. Sb

Fire weather
The dry cold front will bring gusty winds across the region for
Friday. The wind speeds of 15 to 20 mph will be the strongest
from the cascade valleys into the western columbia basin Friday
late afternoon and early evening, while relative humidities drop
into the teens. The winds and dry conditions will lead to
increased fire spread. The timing of the strongest winds and low
humidity's seems to meet the best in the wenatchee valley,
although it will be a short window. Humidities will be on the rise
through the evening despite the breezy winds persisting
overnight. The fire weather watch will be upgraded to a red flag
warning for the east washington central cascade valleys (zone 677)
for late Friday afternoon and early evening. Low level
instability will be elevated with the front that may make current
fires more active. Winds will be lighter through the weekend,
although occasional gap winds are expected in the cascade valleys.

Rfox.

Preliminary point temps pops
Spokane 57 85 58 82 58 83 0 0 0 0 0 0
coeur d'alene 54 85 55 81 54 82 0 0 0 0 0 0
pullman 53 85 54 80 53 80 0 0 0 0 0 0
lewiston 62 93 62 88 61 88 0 0 0 0 0 0
colville 52 88 52 85 51 85 0 0 0 0 0 0
sandpoint 49 84 50 80 47 81 0 0 0 0 0 0
kellogg 52 81 52 77 51 79 0 0 0 0 0 0
moses lake 59 90 59 87 55 87 0 0 0 0 0 0
wenatchee 64 88 63 86 62 88 0 0 0 0 0 0
omak 60 92 59 87 58 89 0 0 0 0 0 0

Otx watches warnings advisories
Id... None.

Wa... Red flag warning from 4 pm to 8 pm pdt Friday for east
washington central cascade valleys (zone 677).



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Sandpoint, Sandpoint Airport, ID2 mi61 minN 010.00 miFair57°F46°F67%1017.3 hPa

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