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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1221 PM PST Monday Jan 26 2015

Synopsis...
areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of
inland northwest as high pressure remains strong. In the sunny
areas, record high temperatures will once again be possible today
across southeast Washington and the Idaho Panhandle. A couple of
weak storm systems will affect the area Tuesday through Wednesday
night bringing a small chance of precipitation and cooler
temperatures to the region. A ridge of high pressure will then
rebound late in the week for drier weather and more fog before
breaking down next weekend.

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Discussion...
took down the dense fog advisory. Most visibilities are improving
and will continue through the afternoon. Some stubborn spots will
be on the West Plains and in a couple of the northern valleys but
coverage will be patchy. Will keep nows updated on the fog
coverage through the afternoon. Stratus and fog has been creeping
northward from the Lower Basin and affecting I-90 from Ritzville
to Moses Lake. Meanwhile light east winds are keeping stratus and
fog locked in the Cascade valleys and Okanogan Valley. Lots of sun
and warm temperatures over the Palouse and pushing northeastward.
/Rfox.

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Aviation...
18z tafs: stubborn LIFR cigs and vsbys will be the main challenge
for the next 24 hours. High pressure will remain over the region
with rather strong low level inversions. Current obs, satellite
and web cams shows the stratus and fog to linger in the kgeg-kcoe
through the period with some improvements during the late
afternoon. Likewise similar conditions will prevail near keat.
Kmwh was looking VFR but the southeast winds are advecting LIFR
conditions to the site, although confidence is not strong that it
will prevail for a long duration. Good mixing will be found across
kpuw and klws with VFR conditions. /Rfox.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 51 34 45 32 40 33 / 0 0 0 0 0 10
Coeur D'Alene 53 33 46 33 41 32 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Pullman 54 40 48 37 46 35 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Lewiston 58 39 52 39 51 37 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Colville 42 26 40 30 38 31 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Sandpoint 45 30 44 31 40 30 / 0 0 0 10 10 10
Kellogg 47 32 44 34 42 31 / 0 0 0 20 10 10
Moses Lake 41 34 42 32 41 32 / 0 10 0 0 0 0
Wenatchee 39 33 38 33 41 33 / 0 10 0 0 0 0
Omak 38 31 38 30 37 29 / 0 10 0 0 0 0

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