Monday, April 7, 2014


Freeze Warning / Growing seasons in the Inland Northwest
Freeze Warnings are typically issued by the National Weather Service
when freezing temperatures are expected during the growing season,
which is defined as the dates between the average first freeze and last
freeze dates for a geographic area. However, every growing season is
different, so it's possible Freeze Warnings may be issued outside of the
usual growing season. For example if the first 3 weeks in April are
unusually warm and free of any freezes in the Spokane Area, then a
freeze warning may be needed prior to May 1st if freezing temperatures
are expected.

Growing seasons in the Inland Northwest:

Wenatchee Area, Moses Lake Area, Lewiston-Clarkston Valley
Apr 15 - Oct 15

Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Area, Okanogan Valley
May 1- Sep 30

Palouse and Upper Columbia Basin
May 15 - Sep 30

Mountain zones including the east slopes of the Cascades, Okanogan
Highlands, Northeast Washington Mountains, North Idaho Panhandle,
Central Panhandle Mountains, Camas Prairie
May 15 - Sep 15

For questions or comments on these changes, please contact the Spokane
National Weather Service at 509-244-0110 or

Will Your Area Reach the 70s This Week?

High pressure will bring dry conditions and warming temperatures to the Inland Northwest for the start of the work week. High temperatures will warm into the 70s for many valley locations. This will be the first time reaching the 70 degree mark since October 2013 for Lewiston, Wenatchee and Felts Field in downtown Spokane. Spokane International Airport has not reached 70 degrees since September 20, 2013. If it does not happen on Tuesday, it will be a while. A cold front will sweep through the region Wednesday with falling temperatures.

Julia's Lewiston Forecast

Suddenly Spring - the first 70s since October
Lewis/Clark Valley 5 Day Forecast
MONDAY: Sunny and 71 degrees, south wind 5mph.
TUESDAY: Partly Sunny, afternoon high 74 degrees, west wind 5mph.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Slight chance of light showers overnight, low temperature 48 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: Cooler & Breezy with a few light showers, (expected rain total 1/10 inch or less), afternoon high temperature 62 degrees.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, 65 degrees.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny, 66 degrees.
forecast by meteorologist Julia Sandstrom AMS,NWA

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