Marine Weather and Tides
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|Sunrise 7:19AM||Sunset 4:39PM||Sunday January 26, 2020 4:49 AM PST (12:49 UTC)||Moonrise 9:43AM||Moonset 7:33PM||Illumination 2%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Spokane WA 333 AM PST Sun Jan 26 2020
SYNOPSIS. Pacific weather systems will bring valley rain or snow about every 36 hours for the upcoming week. By the end of next week look for very mild and windy weather. Colder weather should return to the region after next weekend.
Today through Monday: Satellite and radar show a low pressure system off the coast of Washington with a band of precipitation extending from the Olympic Penninsula down to north-central Oregon. This precipitation band will sweep through the Inland NW today. By about 2pm the precipitation should be confined to the Panhandle as well as the Cascade mountains. For most folks this front will bring more valley rain and mountain snow. The exception will be the Cascade valleys as well as some valleys near the BC border. Only expecting 1-3" of snow accumulation so no advisory needed.
For tonight and Monday, a very weak disturbance tracks through the area for a very low chance of light rain or snow showers. Low temperatures overnight will be right around freezing, so any snow showers that do occur will have a tough time accumulating on early Monday morning. The next Pacific system will start to move into the Cascades and western Columbia basin by Monday afternoon. RJ
Monday Night through Tuesday: The next system arrives late Monday into early Tuesday. Most models are now showing the system moving a bit slower with most precipitation arriving later into Monday night. Higher snow levels will prevent lowland snow, with most snow remaining in the Cascades and higher elevations. This system will move quickly with much of the Inland Northwest precipitation free by the early afternoon into Wednesday. Despite the dry conditions, there is a risk for fog overnight Tuesday, with the greatest chances in the northern valleys, Columbia Basin, and West Plains. Breezy conditions will be contained to mostly the Palouse with possible gusts reaching 20-30 mph.
Wednesday through Saturday: Following a short break from the active weather, the latter half of the week will remain unsettled with numerous systems moving through. Little agreement with timing and strength, so confidence is low regarding the details of this upcoming pattern. As the week progresses, temperatures rise, with rising snow levels, which will likely keep most snow to the mountains and rain in the lower elevations. Temperatures are continuing to show a warming trend with above normal highs potentially reaching highs in the upper 40s, even 50s, by Friday. We continue to monitor the potential for strong winds, with high 850 mb temperatures. This may create quick snow melt and it's rapid effects on rising river levels. JS
AVIATION. 12Z TAFS: A very moist atmosphere is in place ahead of the next Pacific weather system. This will spread about 6 hours of rain across the TAF sites this morning and early this afternoon, with MVFR and IFR conditions. As the rain ends, southwesterly winds will pick up and may clear out KEAT, KLWS and KMWH for a time this afternoon/evening, but they should cloud back up overnight. The southwest winds are a favorable direction for low cigs at KGEG/KSFF/KCOE. RJ
PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS. Spokane 40 34 40 36 45 34 / 90 30 30 80 70 10 Coeur d'Alene 38 35 39 35 42 35 / 90 30 50 80 80 20 Pullman 40 34 40 36 44 35 / 90 20 30 70 70 20 Lewiston 46 37 48 41 50 38 / 90 20 20 60 60 20 Colville 39 34 38 33 44 31 / 90 30 30 80 60 0 Sandpoint 37 35 37 34 41 35 / 90 50 80 80 90 20 Kellogg 38 34 37 34 41 35 / 90 50 80 80 90 50 Moses Lake 46 33 44 36 50 33 / 80 20 30 80 30 10 Wenatchee 40 31 39 33 42 31 / 90 20 40 80 40 10 Omak 38 32 38 34 40 30 / 80 20 20 80 40 10
OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. ID . None. WA . None.
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