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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1026 PM PDT Wednesday Oct 1 2014

Synopsis...
a weak weather disturbance will skim by the inland northwest overnight,
with some lingering clouds, breezy evening winds, and cooler
temperatures. High pressure will gradually build into the region
for the weekend and linger into the middle of next week. This will
result in generally dry weather and temperatures warming to above
average.



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Discussion...
forecast challenge this evening is min temperatures across the
northern valleys. A shortwave impulse is diving southeast across
British Columbia tonight. This feature will brush the extreme
northeast corner of the forecast area but any precipitation
associated with it will likely stay well to our north. It has
resulted in more extensive cloud cover over eastern Washington than
earlier thought. This is interfering with radiational cooling and
may keep temperatures warmer than currently forecast. There are
some breaks in the clouds and it will only take a couple of hours
of clear skies for temperatures to bottom out. Some adjustments
were made to min temps and cloud cover but it may not be enough.
/Kelch

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Aviation...
06z tafs: expect VFR conditions for the taf sites during the next
24 hours. Areas of high levels clouds have lingered over the region
and this may keep fog and stratus from again developing across
the northeast valleys. Fog that does form will be in the vicinity
of lakes and major rivers. Confidence is low that it will develop
at any taf site. /Ek




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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 36 62 39 70 45 72 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Coeur D'Alene 38 61 37 68 44 71 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Pullman 37 62 38 72 44 73 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lewiston 44 68 43 77 48 78 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colville 33 64 35 71 43 73 / 10 0 0 0 10 10
Sandpoint 34 59 31 65 38 67 / 10 0 0 0 0 10
Kellogg 38 54 37 64 45 66 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Moses Lake 39 69 39 75 47 79 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 45 68 44 75 51 78 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Omak 35 67 38 72 46 76 / 0 0 0 0 10 10

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...none.
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