Tuesday, March28, 2017 L-36.com


Marine Weather and Tides
Metaline Falls, WA

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Sunrise 7:24AMSunset 8:11PM Tuesday March 28, 2017 6:02 AM MDT (12:02 UTC) Moonrise 7:12AMMoonset 8:13PM Illumination 1% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 1 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Metaline Falls, WA
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Area Discussion for - Spokane, WA
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area forecast discussion
national weather service spokane wa
244 am pdt Tue mar 28 2017

Synopsis
Rain and mountain snow shower chances return this morning and will
spread south through the day, with light amounts this afternoon.

This comes ahead of another round of widespread moderate
precipitation that will arrive Tuesday night and last until early
Thursday. Friday will bring a dry break period before more
unsettled weather for next weekend.

Discussion
Today and tonight... A few orographically forced showers linger in
the panhandle mountains this morning with scattered low level
clouds relegated mainly to idaho. Most of eastern washington saw
clearing skies overnight which allowed most to cool into the low
to mid 30s. Given the moist bl, light winds, and clear skies, some
fog is possible in the northern valleys early this morning. Ir
satellite currently shows high clouds streaming in from the
northwest, slowly advancing toward the wa/id border by mid to late
morning. Cloud cover will continue to be on the increase through
the day in advance of our next wet system later today into
Wednesday.

Light isentropically forced rain and mountain snow will overspread
the region today enhanced by a mid level warm front moving in from
the southwest. This precip will spread southward through the day
ahead of the main event Tuesday night into Wednesday. Overall
amounts will be light for Tuesday's rain with most only seeing a
couple hundredths if that, especially in the basin. This system
does has an ample fetch of moisture that moves in by Wednesday
morning with pwats around a quarter inch entering the southern
zones. /bwilliam
Wednesday through Thursday night: a warm front will spread into
the area Wednesday followed by a cold front Wednesday night into
Thursday morning. Then Thursday the trough moves through the
western us. The atmospheric river will punch inland with
widespread rain expected. Have kept our chance of precipitation
for Wed near 100%. The latest models are showing a heavier band of
rain and mountain snow continuing across portions of southeast wa
and the southern id panhandle Wednesday night and Thursday. Have
adjust the amount of precipitation expected across the region wed
through thur. The central wa valleys should see a tenth to a
quarter of an inch. Then as you head east the amounts will
increase. NE wa and N id will see 0.40-0.60. Then as you head
south into SE wa and the southern id panhandle they could see
0.75-1.00 of liquid as the rain will persist at times through
Thursday. Confidence is increasing for spokane to climb to the 2nd
wettest march spot on the climate records. Thursday night the
ridge starts to nose into the region with dry northerly flow aloft
moving in from the west. The chance of precip will continue in
the evening across portions of the id panhandle and SE wa. Given
the recent
*small streams and creeks will respond to the rainfall and rise
through Friday across extreme eastern wa and north id. Ponding of
water over roadways and fields is quite possible as well. Cannot
rule out the continued problems of debris flows, rock slides and
wash outs as the ground remains saturated from all the rain.

Friday through Tuesday: an upper level ridge builds with dry
northerly flow moving into the region on Friday, for finally a dry
day. Then Friday night into Saturday the flow turns more westerly.

Models are in terrible agreement Saturday through Monday. They all
differ on timing, strength and track of a trough that moves across
the western us. Have trended the chance of precip towards
climatology. Basically have the best chance of showers in the
mountains, and the smallest chance of precip in the wenatchee
valley into the columbia basin. Oddly enough, the models agree on
a possible ridge for early Tuesday, but am not holding out hope
that they will persist on this agreement. Temperatures will be
right at average for this time of the year... Valley temps in the
50s for highs and 30s for lows. /nisbet

Aviation
06z tafs: low level southerly flow coupled with the leftover
light moisture will allow for some low level ifr stratus to form
overnight and into Tuesday morning. This stratus expected to break
up/raise later Tuesday morning. Next incoming weather system
focuses a southwest to northeast flow of moisture into the area
tomorrow allowing for clouds to invade the sky from the west and
southwest and thicken and lower as they do. Some light rain may
occur during this process Tuesday afternoon with ceilings and
visibilities possibly MVFR at times but the more intense rainfall
is expected to occur later Tuesday night. /pelatti

Preliminary point temps/pops
Spokane 49 40 52 41 52 35 / 40 80 100 80 40 0
coeur d'alene 47 37 49 40 51 35 / 60 80 100 80 50 10
pullman 49 40 52 42 50 36 / 20 50 100 90 70 20
lewiston 55 42 56 44 54 38 / 10 40 80 80 70 10
colville 48 37 48 38 52 33 / 80 90 100 50 20 0
sandpoint 46 34 47 36 50 33 / 80 90 100 80 40 0
kellogg 44 35 46 37 46 35 / 50 70 100 90 80 30
moses lake 57 43 59 41 59 35 / 30 70 100 20 10 0
wenatchee 53 39 54 39 56 35 / 40 80 90 20 10 0
omak 51 39 52 37 56 34 / 60 80 100 20 10 0

Otx watches/warnings/advisories
Id... None.

Wa... None.



Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Boundary County Airport, ID75 mi67 minN 010.00 miOvercast37°F33°F87%1021 hPa

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