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FXUS66 KOTX 261732
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
932 AM PST MON JAN 26 2015

.SYNOPSIS...
Fog and low clouds will persist across portions of northeast Washington
and north Idaho. Record high temperatures will once again be
possible today across southeast Washington and the Idaho
Panhandle. A couple of weak storm systems will affect the area
Tuesday through Wednesday night bringing a small chance of
precipitation and cooler temperatures to the region. A ridge of
high pressure will then rebound late in the week for drier weather
and more fog before breaking down next weekend.

&&

.DISCUSSION...
Made a few updates to the forecast this morning. Satellite fog
product and web cams shows less fog and stratus across the
Columbia Basin and Waterville Plateau, and the Palouse. Dense fog
lies around the Spokane/Coeur d`Alene area and northward beneath
the center of the surface high pressure center. Light east winds
are keeping stratus and fog choked in the Cascade valleys as well.
Very warm temperatures seen on the 12z OTX sounding. Some of these
warm temperatures are expected to mix to the surface across the
Palouse and portion of the southern Panhandle. Will continue
current dense fog advisory through midday. /rfox.

&&

.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: Stubborn LIFR cigs and vsbys will be the main challenge
for the next 24 hours. High pressure will remain over the region
with rather strong low level inversions. Current obs, satellite
and web cams shows the stratus and fog to linger in the KGEG-KCOE
through the period with some improvements during the late
afternoon. LIkewise similar conditions will prevail near KEAT.
KMWH was looking VFR but the southeast winds are advecting LIFR
conditions to the site, although confidence is not strong that it
will prevail for a long duration. Good mixing will be found across
KPUW and KLWS with VFR conditions. /rfox.

&&

.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        51  34  45  32  39  32 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Coeur d`Alene  53  33  46  33  40  32 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Pullman        54  40  48  36  46  35 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Lewiston       58  39  52  39  49  38 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Colville       42  26  40  31  39  31 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Sandpoint      45  30  44  32  40  31 /   0   0   0  10  10  20
Kellogg        47  32  44  34  41  33 /   0   0   0  20  10  20
Moses Lake     41  34  42  31  41  32 /  10  10   0   0  10  10
Wenatchee      39  33  38  33  38  33 /  10  10   0  10  10  10
Omak           38  31  38  31  38  30 /  10  10   0   0   0  10

&&

.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...Dense Fog Advisory until 1 PM PST this afternoon for Coeur
     d`Alene Area-Northern Panhandle.

WA...Dense Fog Advisory until 1 PM PST this afternoon for Northeast
     Mountains-Okanogan Highlands-Spokane Area.

&&

$$





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