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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1032 PM PDT sun Jul 23 2017

Synopsis...
a dry cold front will has brought windy conditions to the
Cascades and into the Columbia Basin. The upcoming week will be
quiet and warm except for a slight chance of mountain
thunderstorms on Wednesday. Locally breezy conditions are possible
each afternoon and evening.

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Discussion...
updated to add mention of smoke up in the north Cascades and over
to the Okanogan Valley due to Diamond Creek fire, located north of
Winthrop, WA, pushing a good deal of smoke into a well lofted
smoke plume this evening. Hard to tell how much smoke from any of
the British Columbia wildfires may make it into our area as well
as the winds become more northerly and robust with tonight's dry
cold front passage so I may be underdoing it with the amount of
smoke in the forecast over the northern locations near the British
Columbia border tonight and tomorrow. /Pelatti

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Aviation...
06z tafs: a dry cold front is impacting the region tonight.
Visibility and ceilings will remain VFR. As the dry cold front
pushes through winds will increase sharply from the north through
the early morning hours before tapering off Monday. Otherwise the
Okanogan Valley/Highlands can expect gusty winds as high as 30-40
knots. Keat to kmwh will also be quite breezy with gusts 20-30
knots and strongest near the Cascades. /Pelatti



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 61 86 60 90 63 91 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Coeur D'Alene 57 85 55 89 57 89 / 0 0 0 0 10 10
Pullman 57 85 54 89 58 89 / 0 10 0 0 10 10
Lewiston 66 93 62 97 66 97 / 0 10 0 10 10 10
Colville 53 86 51 91 55 92 / 10 0 0 0 0 10
Sandpoint 51 83 47 88 51 89 / 10 0 0 0 10 10
Kellogg 55 83 53 87 55 87 / 0 10 0 10 10 10
Moses Lake 60 91 57 94 60 95 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 64 90 64 92 67 93 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Omak 61 89 59 94 62 96 / 0 0 0 0 0 10

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...red flag warning until 3 am PDT Monday for East Washington
central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East Washington

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