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EASTERN WASHINGTON AND NORTH IDAHO AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WASHINGTON
1211 AM PST SUN MAR 3 1996

...PRODUCTS BELOW ARE PRELIMINARY AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE...
...PLEASE SEE SEACCFSEA...

SATL INDC SFC LOW NR 42/142W NEARLY STATIONARY.  SHORTWAVE MOVING
SOUTH THRU BRITISH COLUMBIA IS PROGGED BY THE MODELS TO MOVE SW AND
BECOME PHASED WITH THE LOW OFFSHORE MOVING IT SLOWLY EAST DURING THE
NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. GOOD BAROCLINIC ZONE SETTING UP OVER EASTERN WA
SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS COLD AIR SINKS SOUTH. SFC LOW FORMING OFF THE WA
COAST WITH WARM FRONT FROM VANCOUVER ISLAND SE THRU SE WA.  THE MAIN
FCST PROBLEM IS THE TIMING AND THE TYPE OF PRECIPITATION.  THE LATEST
RUN OF THE MSO ETA WOULD INDC THAT PRECIPITATION SHLD START SUNDAY
AFTN WITH GEG ALNG THE RAIN/SNOW LINE.  EXPECT THE PRECIPITATION
STARTING AS A MIX OF RAIN/SNOW IN THE SOUTH PART OF NE WA AND THE
IDAHO PANHANDLE WITH ALL SNOW FURTHER NORTH. THE PRECIPITATION SHOULD
TURN TO ALL SNOW TONIGHT WITH SOME RAIN MIXING IN IN THE SOUTH ON
MONDAY. BELIEVE A SNOW ADVISORY SHOULD BE ISSUED FOR NE WA AND IDAHO
PANHANDLE TONIGHT AND MONDAY.  


GEG CO 41/28 38/26 39   486
COE CO 42/27 38/26 39   486

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