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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1226 PM PST Sat Jan 31 2015

Synopsis...
today will be another cloudy and chilly day in the inland
northwest. A frontal system will bring light snow to much of the
region on Sunday. Another front is expected on Monday, and it
should bring rain and mountain snow. Thursday and Friday also look
quite rainy next week.



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Discussion...
a quick update has been sent to increase temperatures in the
Okanogan Valley. Drier air from the north has allowing the stratus
to clear around Omak where temperatures have warmed into the lower
40s as of noon. Jw

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Aviation...
18z tafs: light snow or flurries should be on the decrease by 20z
around Spokane as low pressure system dives into Montana and
Wyoming by this afternoon. With the upper level ridge rebounding
this afternoon following the passage of the Montana system, look
for the stratus deck to persist through the taf period. The
inversion layer may lift and drop today and tonight causing
ceilings to rise and lower. In general, ceilings at most sites are
expected to be in the 800-2000 ft range. The next system will move
into the area on Sunday...with -sn expected to develop in the
Cascades late tonight or early Sunday morning with -sn or -rasn
possibly developing at the taf sites between 15-18z. Jw



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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 33 30 32 31 37 32 / 0 10 100 60 70 50
Coeur D'Alene 35 30 32 31 38 34 / 10 10 100 90 80 60
Pullman 37 30 36 37 44 37 / 0 10 90 70 70 60
Lewiston 40 34 41 37 48 39 / 0 10 60 50 50 50
Colville 34 31 34 31 34 31 / 0 10 100 50 60 40
Sandpoint 34 32 33 30 35 32 / 10 10 90 90 70 60
Kellogg 35 30 34 32 37 34 / 10 10 100 100 90 90
Moses Lake 37 34 38 31 41 35 / 0 10 30 10 50 10
Wenatchee 38 33 38 33 40 34 / 0 30 40 10 60 20
Omak 44 32 34 30 35 31 / 0 50 60 10 60 20

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