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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Spokane Washington
1209 PM PST Tuesday Jan 27 2015

Synopsis...
areas of low clouds and fog will persist across portions of
inland northwest as high pressure remains in place. A couple of
weak storm systems will affect the area Tuesday through Thursday
and bring a small chance of showers 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. The next best threat of precipitation, including possible
rain and snow, arrives Sunday.





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Discussion...
allowed the dense fog advisory to expire. Fog is slow to erode
along its edges in the Spokane and coeur d' Alene area this
afternoon but the trend still shows improvement, but rather slow.
Hesitant to make too many adjustments to the Max temperature
forecast which is very dependent upon the low clouds and fog and
locations lacking it. A good portion of the Spokane Valley has
already broken out of it per webcam images so will stay with the
current forecast temps that take this into account. /Pelatti

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Aviation...
18z tafs: light freezing drizzle and freezing fog noted to
address the light ice accumulation this morning where the fog is
most prevalent is on the decrease for the most part this morning
as temperatures warm, still some fog and low clouds is likely to
stick around in many a valley and lowland location. Elsewhere
there are enough upper level clouds passing through the ridge of
high pressure to keep various sky cover at times in the remaining
aviation forecasts not impacted by the low stratus and fog.
/Pelatti




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Preliminary point temps/pops...
Spokane 45 31 41 32 42 31 / 0 0 0 0 10 0
Coeur D'Alene 47 33 41 33 42 31 / 0 10 10 0 10 10
Pullman 52 37 49 36 46 34 / 0 10 10 0 10 0
Lewiston 56 39 54 38 50 36 / 0 10 10 0 10 0
Colville 39 30 38 31 39 28 / 0 0 0 0 0 0
Sandpoint 40 30 40 29 40 29 / 0 10 10 10 10 10
Kellogg 44 33 42 32 43 31 / 0 10 10 10 10 10
Moses Lake 42 32 41 33 43 31 / 0 0 0 10 0 0
Wenatchee 38 33 41 33 43 33 / 0 0 0 10 0 0
Omak 36 31 37 29 38 29 / 0 0 0 0 0 0

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