Monday, March19, 2018

Marine Weather and Tides
Metaline Falls, WA

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3/3/2018 - There is a new GOES Satellite for the east coast that required rewriting that part of the code. Please report any issues.
6/25/2017 - NOAA is having a major issue that impact the 7 day forecast load times. Many users are reporting problems. The issue has been reported.
5/23/2017 - Worked with NOAA again to speed up the 7 day forecast load times. Thanks to them for being responsive.

Sunrise 7:43AMSunset 7:57PM Monday March 19, 2018 8:20 PM MDT (02:20 UTC) Moonrise 8:16AMMoonset 9:39PM Illumination 11% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 3 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
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
447 pm pdt Mon mar 19 2018

Tuesday will be the first official day of spring and will feature
the mildest and driest weather of the week. A vigorous frontal
system is expected to bring widespread precipitation and windy
weather Wednesday night into Thursday followed by chilly and
showery conditions Friday into the weekend.

Updated aviation discussion.

Tonight through Tuesday night: the shower activity this afternoon
over the northeast and southeast portion of the region will wane
with sunset. Clouds will then thin out overnight with fog expected
for the sheltered valleys in northeast wa and the id panhandle.

The inland northwest will be between systems on Tuesday with a
mostly dry forecast and typical mid march temperatures. Svh
Wednesday through Thursday night: an upper level trough will move
down the british columbia coast Wednesday. A cutoff low off the
california coast will get absorbed into the trough and bring a
period of wet weather to the inland northwest. Wednesday we could
see showers as a weather disturbance moves south to north in the
southerly flow. Wednesday night as the trough nears the coast
widespread rain and mountain snow will spread into central
washington and then into eastern wa by Thursday morning. Snow
levels will remain high 4k-6k ft. Thursday will remain wet with
similar snow levels. It isn't until late Thursday afternoon that
snow levels will start to lower across the cascades as the cold
front begins to move through. The cold front will move through
Thursday evening and night. The chance of precipitation will
remain high through the evening and then decrease through the
overnight period. Snow levels will lower down to the valley floors
by early Friday morning, but most of the precipitation will have
come to an end.

Precipitation amounts Wed night-thur will range from two tenths
of an inch south of royal city to over an inch in the northern
cascades. Most valley locations in the palouse, spokane coe,
highway 2 corridor will see about a half an inch of rain. The ne
wa valleys could see 0.75. Currently models are showing the
okanogan valley and methow valley as the big winners with anywhere
from 0.75 to almost an inch of rain. Will need to keep an eye on
area rivers as many will see rises.

Winds will increase Thursday ahead of the cold front. Southerly
winds will start in the morning across the palouse and then
spread into the columbia basin and spokane area by the afternoon.

Winds 10-20 mph is expected. By late afternoon early evening the
winds will shift to the southwest and increase slightly... To 15-25
mph and become gusty. Have increased our evening gust potential
to 35 mph with perhaps an isolated 40 mph gust. Winds will
decrease overnight.

Friday through Monday: the trough will move inland over the
pacific northwest through Saturday night. This will bring a period
of showers given the cold 500 mb temps and instability across the
region. There is no one place that has a better chance of seeing
a shower over another location. Showers will likely contain
graupel. There could be an isolated afternoon lightning strike,
but confidence isn't high to add that to the forecast yet. By
Sunday models begin to differ on their solutions for the region.

Still looks unsettled, and so have at least a slight chance of
showers most locations. Nisbet

00z tafs: all TAF sites forecastVFR through Tuesday afternoon. A
weak upper level disturbance will move across the northeastern
portion of the region tonight. It is responsible for a line of
convective snow showers stretching across the northeast mountains
into the northern panhandle. Afternoon heating will result in
developing cumulus across the spokane coeur d'alene areas with
isolated showers by late afternoon. There is a small possibility
for lighting with the stronger cells over the higher terrain.

Skies will begin to clear out overnight. Another disturbance
moving across northeast oregon will bring vcty showers to klws
until about 02z. Strong radiational cooling will result in the
possibility for fog in the mountain valleys, especially in the
northeast mountains and idaho panhandle. Little confidence if more
sheltered TAF sites such as ksff, kcoe and klws will see any fog
Tuesday morning. Svh

Preliminary point temps pops
Spokane 31 51 31 52 40 52 20 10 0 20 60 80
coeur d'alene 29 48 30 50 37 50 20 10 0 30 40 80
pullman 30 50 35 53 42 54 0 0 0 30 40 90
lewiston 32 56 37 60 45 61 20 10 10 20 30 60
colville 29 52 30 53 38 52 20 10 10 20 60 80
sandpoint 31 46 30 48 36 48 20 10 10 30 40 80
kellogg 28 45 30 48 36 50 20 10 10 40 30 80
moses lake 26 59 30 59 42 58 0 0 0 10 70 70
wenatchee 32 56 33 54 40 53 0 0 0 20 80 80
omak 31 53 34 53 40 52 10 10 10 30 90 100

Otx watches warnings advisories
Id... None.

Wa... None.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Boundary County Airport, ID75 mi46 minSSW 410.00 miOvercast43°F30°F61%1017.3 hPa

Wind History from 65S (wind in knots)
Last 24hrSW6SW6S6E3S4S4SW3S3SW5S9S5S5SW7S5S5S7S9
1 day agoSW6S5CalmCalmSE3SE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmE3CalmCalmCalmSE3S4SW7SW8
2 days agoNE3N6NE7CalmCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmE3NE3CalmCalmCalmCalmS3N7NW4N5NW6NW5NW5W3Calm

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