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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1019 PM PST Thursday Feb 11 2016

Synopsis...
a warm front lifts into the inland northwest through tonight.
This will spread a chance of rain across much of the area. Snow
will generally fall only in the higher mountains. The exception
will be in the valleys near the north Cascades. A cold front
passes later Friday, with continued precipitation chances and
slightly lower snow levels. Unsettled weather will continue
through the weekend into early next week with valley rain, High
Mountain snow and breezy winds expected. Temperatures will be
quite mild on Monday with many locations seeing highs in the mid
50s to low 60s.

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Discussion...
pops were a bit too low with the last update so did another with
increased pops for the Spokane and coeur d' Alene areas and
locations to the south under the influence of the warm frontal
rainfall tonight. /Pelatti

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Aviation...

06z tafs: a warm front continues to move north through the
aviation area tonight spreading light rain on taf sites with VFR
conditions prevailing for the most part. Behind the rain stratus
and fog development lower cigs/vsby to MVFR and possible IFR early
Friday morning. Conditions improving back to VFR for most areas
after 18z Friday but then a cold front passage spreads more rain
and shifts winds to the southwest after 00z Saturday. /Pelatti



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 38 47 34 45 35 46 / 90 50 60 40 60 30
Coeur D'Alene 37 47 36 45 34 45 / 90 60 70 60 70 50
Pullman 41 53 38 47 37 49 / 90 50 70 40 90 50
Lewiston 43 57 41 54 42 55 / 80 30 50 30 80 40
Colville 34 40 33 43 33 41 / 90 80 50 50 60 30
Sandpoint 34 40 34 41 33 40 / 90 80 90 60 70 60
Kellogg 36 42 35 39 33 40 / 90 60 90 80 90 80
Moses Lake 38 49 34 51 37 52 / 40 50 20 10 40 20
Wenatchee 34 44 33 46 33 46 / 50 40 20 10 50 20
Omak 34 42 30 41 30 39 / 80 60 20 20 40 20

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Saturday for Moses Lake
area-northeast mountains-Okanogan Highlands-upper Columbia
Basin-Waterville Plateau-Wenatchee area.

Air stagnation advisory until 10 am PST Tuesday for east slopes
northern Cascades-Okanogan Valley.

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