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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1142 am PDT Sat Mar 28 2015

Synopsis...
today will be quite windy, especially in the morning. West winds
of 15 to 25 mph with gusts over 30 mph will be common throughout
the inland northwest with gusts as high as 45 mph over the
Palouse. Showers will linger over the Idaho Panhandle through
early this afternoon. The weather Sunday and Monday should be mild
and relatively dry. Another fast moving front on Tuesday will
bring more showers, wind, and onset to another few days of
unsettled weather.

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Discussion...
rest of today: the most significant changes to the fcst was to
extend the wind advsy for a few more hours for the Palouse and
Pomeroy regions. The Spokane region is also experience low-end
advsy thresholds (30 mph with gusts to 45 mph) in places, but
we've decided to handle this with nowcasts given that these winds
are not expected to remain strong for an extended length of time.
Also... schweitzer mtn will still experience gusts to 50 mph
slowly decreasing during the day. The good news is that the vort
Max helping to produce these winds and Mountain/Valley rain and
snow showers is rapidly translating east through the Idaho
Panhandle and into Montana. By late afternoon height-rises aloft
of 100m will significantly help to end the pcpn as the depth of
the unstable lapse rates rapidly shrinks. However... shallow
instability and upslope forcing into the ID Panhandle will produce
lingering showers into the first part of this evening. For
tonight... valley fog seems likely across the NE WA and north Idaho
Panhandle zones...in a favorable environment clearing skies and
decreasing winds tonight under the strengthening upper ridge.Bz

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Aviation...
18z tafs: strong Post-frontal winds will impact the taf sites
through mid to late afternoon today. West winds sustained 20 to
25kts with gusts up to 35kts are expected with the highest gusts
at kgeg and kpuw. Rain over the Idaho Panhandle will continue to
decrease. A broken cumulus deck will likely bring a 2500 to 4000
deck back to Coeur D'Alene, Sandpoint, and possibly Spokane felts
by after 18-20z. Winds will diminish quickly with the setting
sun.Bz

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 59 38 58 40 64 42 / 10 0 10 10 10 10
Coeur D'Alene 58 36 58 39 64 40 / 10 0 10 10 10 20
Pullman 57 38 58 41 65 42 / 10 0 10 10 10 30
Lewiston 67 40 64 42 69 44 / 0 0 0 0 0 20
Colville 63 37 60 39 64 39 / 0 10 20 10 10 20
Sandpoint 56 35 56 36 61 39 / 20 0 10 10 10 20
Kellogg 52 36 56 38 62 38 / 40 10 10 10 10 30
Moses Lake 68 39 65 40 69 44 / 0 0 10 0 0 10
Wenatchee 66 42 64 45 68 43 / 0 0 10 10 10 10
Omak 67 38 62 39 67 40 / 0 10 10 10 10 20

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...Wind Advisory until 2 PM PDT this afternoon for Idaho Palouse.

Washington...Wind Advisory until 2 PM PDT this afternoon for lower Garfield
and Asotin counties-Washington Palouse.

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