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Marine Weather and Tides
Spokane Valley, WA

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Sunrise 5:49AMSunset 7:54PM Tuesday August 20, 2019 8:06 PM PDT (03:06 UTC) Moonrise 10:22PMMoonset 10:52AM Illumination 70% Phase: Waning Gibbous; Moon at 20 days in cycle
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Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Spokane Valley, WA
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Area Discussion for - Spokane, WA
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national weather service spokane wa
513 pm pdt Tue aug 20 2019

Wednesday a cold front will produce gusty winds and a chance for
rain. Temperatures will cool down after the front with a return
to highs in the upper 70s and 80s through the middle of next week.

Otherwise the weather looks mostly dry.

Tonight through Wednesday night: weather pattern change now
underway. Ridge of high pressure influencing the pacific northwest
gets its ridge axis pushed to the east as a cold front tied into a
low pressure circulation off the british columbia coast moves inland
during this time interval. A marine surge coupled with a minor
disturbance or two ahead of the incoming front push thru about 18
hours ahead of the cold front and bring about a bit of middle and
higher elevation cloud cover and a nudged increase in mostly cascade
gap winds tomorrow but the thicker higher cloud cover associated
with the cold front itself is not expected to start invading the sky
from the southwest and west until late in the day Wednesday and then
show some thickening and lowering with time into Wednesday night as
the chance of showers and spotty weak short lived pulse
thunderstorms peaks very late into Wednesday night. The late arrival
of the front coupled with the moderate moisture tap extending into
the cold front should keep relative humidity values high enough to
not need a fire weather highlight attached to it other than the
marginal event wording consisting of "gusty wind and low relative
humidity". Cascade gap winds may indeed show three discrete peaks
going into Wednesday night due to this complicated weather pattern
while locations closer to north idaho may only show the significant
increase in wind late Wednesday afternoon thru Wednesday night. The
resulting pattern change to a trof allows for a cooling trend in
temperatures more apparent in the daytime highs. Pelatti
Thursday... The cold front will push east of the area Thursday
morning. Ample low and mid level moisture, southwest to westerly
flow moisture, and some conditional mid level instability will
keep a chance for showers in the forecast for the idaho panhandle
through the day. Gusty winds will subside through the morning.

Temperatures will be down 2-3 degrees across the western zones and
as much as 8-10 degrees across the eastern zones. This will be
the beginning of several days of below normal temperatures.

Friday and Saturday... A second much weaker low pressure system
will move through b.C. Friday and Saturday. This will result in
isolated to scattered showers bot Friday afternoon and Saturday
afternoon in the mountains near the canadian border. Precipitation
amounts will be light and variable. Temperatures will remain on
the cool side of normal, with light southwest winds.

Sunday through Tuesday... High pressure will build into the eastern
pacific Sunday through Tuesday, while a couple of weak short wave
track south along and east of the continental divide. Northwest
flow on Sunday will gradually shift to northerly Monday and
Tuesday. This will keep temperatures on the cool side. There may
be a few stray mountain showers at times, but these will be
confined to the mountains. Tobin

00z tafs: rich moisture streaming into the region ahead of
a pacific cold front will result in broken to overcast mid
and high clouds at or above 10,000 feet agl. The cold front
will move into the cascades Wednesday afternoon around 18-20z
and slowly eastward toward moses lake around 00z. Bands of
showers will develop along the front and could result in brief
rain at wenatchee and moses lake. The front is not expected to
reach spokane-pullman-lewiston until 00-03z. A weak marine push
arrives tonight bringing a light push of west to southwest
winds 05-10z. Pullman may gusts near 20 mph briefly. Of greater
aviation concern will be gusty west to northwest winds moving
out ahead of the cold front Wednesday afternoon 21-03z. Sharp
wind shifts to the west northwest accompanied by gusts of 25-30 mph
will be possible. Sb

Preliminary point temps pops
Spokane 60 88 56 79 54 80 0 0 40 10 0 0
coeur d'alene 59 88 57 76 52 79 0 0 40 20 0 0
pullman 57 86 51 76 48 79 0 0 40 10 0 0
lewiston 65 93 63 82 57 87 0 0 30 10 0 0
colville 51 93 48 85 44 83 0 10 50 10 0 10
sandpoint 54 87 56 76 49 76 0 0 40 30 0 10
kellogg 62 86 59 72 54 75 0 0 40 30 0 0
moses lake 61 88 54 83 52 85 0 20 40 0 0 0
wenatchee 66 83 59 81 59 83 0 40 30 0 0 0
omak 61 86 56 83 57 82 0 20 30 0 0 10

Otx watches warnings advisories
Id... None.

Wa... None.

Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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AirportDistAgeWind ktVisibilitySky/WeatherTempDewPtHumidityPressure
Spokane, Felts Field, WA7 mi74 minNE 610.00 miFair89°F39°F17%1011.1 hPa
Spokane, Spokane International Airport, WA18 mi74 minNE 610.00 miMostly Cloudy88°F42°F20%1011.5 hPa
Coeur d'Alene Airport - Pappy Boyington Field, ID22 mi71 minNNW 510.00 miFair85°F45°F25%1013.3 hPa
Fairchild Air Force Base, WA24 mi69 minNE 610.00 miFair85°F39°F20%1012.2 hPa

Link to 5 minute data for KSFF

Wind History from SFF (wind in knots)
Last 24hrN3N3NE3N3NE4NE4NE3NE3CalmCalmCalmCalmCalm33Calm3CalmCalmW35NW5NE6Calm
1 day agoCalmNE3CalmNE4NE4NE3NE5E5NE4NE4CalmSW6SW11SW9S86W7
2 days agoCalmCalmCalmCalmCalmSW4CalmNE3CalmNE45W7SW9SW9S7SW64SW12

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