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Area forecast discussion
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
958 am PST Thu Jan 19 2017

Synopsis...
rain and high elevation snow will linger over the Idaho Panhandle
through the afternoon today. This evening, light snow snow is
expected to develop over the east slopes of the Cascades and
spread into north central and northeast Washington overnight.
Chances for light snow will continue Friday through the weekend. A
drier pattern is expected Monday through much of next week.&&

Discussion...

We've ended the Winter Storm Warning for snow for the north Idaho
Panhandle and NE WA zones that include pend o'reille counties.
Most of the attention the rest of today across extreme southeast WA into
the Idaho Panhandle south of Interstate 90. No further valley
locations are expected to get any snow for these zones. Fog and/or
low clouds will be likely across the nrn valleys...with dense fog
across the upper Columbia Basin, especially the Moses Lake
region. And with temps in the upper 20s attm for this area...
dense fog is likely with slippery roads likely. We have this
covered with a Nowcast...but will be closely watched for any
changes. Pb

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Aviation...
18z tafs: our primary concern is the dense fog for the Moses Lake
region...with freezing fog making roads surfaces potentially very
slippery. Rain and mountain snow will occur over the Idaho
Panhandle and crest of the Cascades today. One slow moving
shortwave trough will produce the precipitation over the
Panhandle, and a second shortwave will move into the Cascades late
this afternoon and into the evening. Look for light precipitation
to increase over North Washington after 21z and spread into
northeast Washington after 00z. Light snow accumulations will be
possible this evening at Omak, Chelan, Methow, and Republic.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 39 27 35 26 32 25 / 10 20 10 10 40 30
Coeur D'Alene 41 28 36 25 33 24 / 30 30 10 10 30 30
Pullman 41 27 39 28 33 27 / 20 10 10 10 40 20
Lewiston 43 31 41 30 35 28 / 40 10 10 10 30 20
Colville 35 30 36 26 31 25 / 10 60 20 10 30 40
Sandpoint 38 29 37 26 32 27 / 40 50 10 10 30 40
Kellogg 36 27 36 25 32 25 / 70 30 10 10 30 40
Moses Lake 33 27 33 28 32 22 / 10 30 20 40 40 20
Wenatchee 30 27 32 28 31 24 / 10 30 60 80 40 30
Omak 36 29 33 29 33 23 / 30 60 30 50 50 40

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