Weather Service Report


523 
FXUS66 KOTX 221753
AFDOTX

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Spokane WA
953 AM PST MON DEC 22 2014

.SYNOPSIS...
Expect dry conditions and cooler but still above normal
temperatures today and tonight. Light mountain snow and valley
rain or snow will return late Tuesday. An organized storm system
will impact the region around Christmas Eve. This will bring the
potential for moderate to heavy snow in the mountains and light
accumulations to the valleys.

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.DISCUSSION...
Rest of today...No significant weather is expected beyond some
lingering snow showers on the high terrain of the Idaho Panhandle.
An upper level ridge is building over the region with surface high
pressure becoming established. Mostly sunny conditions will
prevail with a few morning fog areas in the northern valleys.
Winds will be much lighter than yesterday with today's high
temperatures continuing to run 10 to 15 degrees above normal for
the first full day of winter. No updates to zones or State
Forecast Product expected. 

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.AVIATION...
18Z TAFS: VFR conditions expected at all TAF sites through 06Z
Tuesday as high pressure builds over the region. After 06Z the
main forecast issue will be the possible formation of IFR or low
MVFR stratus under a strengthening inversion over the Columbia
basin and KGEG vcnty TAF sites...but an increase in mid level
clouds overnight may limit inversion strength and lessen the
chance of any significant stratus. This forecast element is low
confidence at this time with a general  continued VFR forecast
the safest bet fro Tuesday morning. /MJF


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.PRELIMINARY POINT TEMPS/POPS...
Spokane        42  29  40  33  37  26 /   0   0  20  60  80  40 
Coeur d'Alene  40  29  40  33  37  26 /   0   0  20  70  80  50 
Pullman        44  29  43  34  40  29 /   0   0  10  30  80  70 
Lewiston       50  33  45  37  43  32 /  10   0  10  20  80  70 
Colville       39  27  36  31  34  25 /   0  10  30  70  50  20 
Sandpoint      39  28  36  32  35  27 /   0  10  20  80  80  40 
Kellogg        38  27  36  33  35  29 /  10   0  20  80  90  70 
Moses Lake     47  31  42  34  40  28 /   0   0  10  20  60  20 
Wenatchee      44  34  42  34  39  29 /   0   0  20  20  50  10 
Omak           38  28  36  29  34  25 /   0   0  30  40  30  10 

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.OTX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...None.
WA...None.
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