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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1045 PM PDT sun Aug 2 2015

Synopsis....
the ongoing drought combined with high heat and low humidity will
contribute to high fire danger throughout the inland northwest.
Temperatures on Monday should be a few degrees cooler with an
increase in clouds. Cooler temperatures and locally breezy winds
are expected mainly Monday through Wednesday following the arrival
of a cold front. Another threat of showers and thunderstorms
arrives next weekend.

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Discussion...
update: satellite shows a closed low off the central California
coast with south-southwest flow drawing up mid and high level
moisture. Radar shows some high based returns along the east
slopes of the Cascades this evening...but most...if not all of
this should evaporate before reaching the ground given our very
dry low level air mass. Sky cover was increased a bit over north
central Washington tonight to account for more mid level cloud
cover moving in.

The biggest update to the forecast was to add the Wenatchee,
Entiat, and Chelan areas to a Fire Weather Watch for Monday and
Tuesday. Latest guidance, especially the NAM, is showing breezy
winds and low humidity both Monday and Tuesday in these areas.
Guidance shows Wednesday could be breezy as well but will hold off
for now for Wednesday given this is still several days out. This
is a good wind pattern through the Cascade gaps with the break
down of the hot ridge followed by several days of westerly flow as
a closed low over central British Columbia slowly drops south. Jw

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Aviation...
06z tafs: wildfire smoke will continue to reduce visibilities to
between 3-9 miles over much of the region...with greater
restrictions around Chelan. A weak weather disturbance passing
through tomorrow will result in mainly mid and high level
clouds...with a few sprinkles possibly reaching the surface.

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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 67 94 67 87 60 83 / 0 0 10 10 10 10
Coeur D'Alene 59 94 65 87 58 83 / 0 0 20 10 10 10
Pullman 56 93 59 87 55 82 / 0 0 10 10 10 0
Lewiston 68 96 69 94 64 90 / 0 10 10 10 10 10
Colville 57 96 60 89 57 87 / 0 10 20 20 20 20
Sandpoint 52 96 54 84 53 81 / 0 0 30 20 10 10
Kellogg 58 94 64 85 55 81 / 0 0 30 30 20 10
Moses Lake 66 94 63 93 60 88 / 0 10 10 0 0 0
Wenatchee 73 93 70 93 66 88 / 10 10 10 0 0 0
Omak 68 95 65 92 59 89 / 10 10 10 10 10 10

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Otx watches/warnings/advisories...
Idaho...none.
Washington...Fire Weather Watch from Monday afternoon through Tuesday evening
for East Washington central Cascade valleys (zone 677)-East
Washington south central Cascade valleys (zone 676).

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