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Current Conditions

  • 42°
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE 4 mph
  • Humidity: 85%
  • Visibility: 10.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 38°
  • Pressure: 30.09 in. 0
  • Heat Index: 40

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Forecast data from the National Digital Forecast Database.

5 Day Forecast

  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 43 °
  • Chance of Rain
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 54 °
  • Low: 34 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Mostly Cloudy
  • Tuesday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 41 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Ellensburg, Washington

Updated: 8:00 AM PDT on October 24, 2014

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with rain in the afternoon. High of 57F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Mostly cloudy with rain, then a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 41F. Winds from the East at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Saturday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 57F. Winds from the ESE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 43F. Winds from the SW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the WNW after midnight. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 54F. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 34F. Winds from the West at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday

    Partly cloudy in the morning, then overcast. High of 52F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain after midnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the morning, then partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the SSE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday Night

    Clear. Low of 41F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Partly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 61F. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Saturday Night

    Partly cloudy with a chance of a thunderstorm. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Sunday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday

    Clear. High of 55F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Monday Night

    Clear. Low of 37F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Severe Weather Alert Descriptions

 Special Statement  Statement as of 4:53 am PDT on October 24, 2014


... Windy conditions expected for Saturday and Saturday night...

A deep low pressure system will develop along the Pacific northwest
coast and it will move inland on Saturday. Tightening pressure
gradients ahead of a cold front with this system will cause windy
conditions to develop over much of the forecast area on Saturday.
The strongest winds will be over central Oregon... north central
Oregon as well as the lower Columbia Basin and the Blue Mountain
foothills. While it is uncertain at this time if wind speeds will
reach advisory criteria... strong winds will make travel difficult
across the area. It is advised not to travel on Saturday... but if
you must please use caution due to strong winds making driving
difficult.



438 am PDT Fri Oct 24 2014

... Windy conditions expected for tonight and Saturday...

A deep low pressure system will develop along the Pacific
northwest coast and it will move inland on Saturday. Tightening
pressure gradients ahead of a cold front with this system will
cause windy conditions to develop over much of the forecast area
on Saturday. The strongest winds will be over central
Oregon... north central Oregon as well as the lower Columbia Basin
and the Blue Mountain foothills. While it is uncertain at this
time if wind speeds will reach advisory or High Wind Warning
criteria... strong winds will make travel difficult across the
area. The winds may also create areas of blowing dust that reduce
visibilities significantly near freshly plowed fields. It is
advised to not travel on Saturday... but if you must please use
caution due to strong winds making driving difficult and also for
reduced visibility in blowing dust.



Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 8:57 AM PDT

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: NE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: camas, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 9:06 AM PDT

Temperature: 39.2 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.22 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Centerview exit 101, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 8:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 40.1 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: North at 2.7 mph Pressure: 30.18 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Kestrels Edge, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:54 AM PDT

Temperature: 39.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: NNE at 2.0 mph Pressure: 30.10 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Wenas, Selah, WA

Updated: 9:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 39.0 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.15 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 39 °F Graphs

Location: Teanaway, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:58 AM PDT

Temperature: 37.0 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.92 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

Location: East Huntzinger Road, Selah, WA

Updated: 9:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 41.8 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Freudenhof, Selah, WA

Updated: 9:07 AM PDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 88% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.04 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Tieton, WA, Tieton, WA

Updated: 9:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 43.0 °F Dew Point: 40 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: WNW at 2.3 mph Pressure: 30.09 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Nile Valley, Naches, WA

Updated: 9:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 37.7 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: WSW at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.44 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 38 °F Graphs

Location: HADS TEANAWAY RIVER BELOW FORKS NEAR WA US USBR, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 36 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 36 °F Graphs

Location: Cowiche, Tieton, WA

Updated: 9:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 42.5 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 84% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.21 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest Vagabond Army Airfield WA US PDTWFO, Yakima, WA

Updated: 7:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 41 °F Dew Point: 37 °F Humidity: 87% Wind: SW at 2 mph Pressure: 30.08 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 41 °F Graphs

Location: Cle Elum-Roslyn High School, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:57 AM PDT

Temperature: 39.8 °F Dew Point: 38 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.03 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 40 °F Graphs

Location: Sun East Ranch, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 6:08 AM WSDT

Temperature: 41.5 °F Dew Point: 35 °F Humidity: 77% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 42 °F Graphs

Location: Manastash Canyon, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 9:05 AM PDT

Temperature: 37.4 °F Dew Point: 34 °F Humidity: 86% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 37 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Pendleton or 
415 am PDT Friday Oct 24 2014 


Updated aviation discussion 


Short term...today through Sunday...a broad upper trough continues 
off the Pacific northwest coast with weak weather disturbances 
rotating around it and up through the County Warning Area. This upper trough is 
expected to dig a closed upper low off the coast by late Friday and 
then will swing up through the Pacific northwest on Saturday as a 
warm front. The warm front will push a band of precipitation 
northward as the upper low digs off the coast. This pattern will 
bring significant precipitation to the entire County Warning Area overnight tonight 
with a break to occur on Saturday morning. After that an associated 
cold front with the low will move into the County Warning Area Saturday afternoon 
and night with showers continuing Saturday night with an upper 
trough passage. This pattern will persist on Sunday with showers 
across the County Warning Area...especially the northeast mountains and Cascades. 
Then another weather system will move into the County Warning Area by late Monday 
with only a brief break between systems. Pressure gradients tighten 
up significantly Saturday afternoon and night. This will result in 
significant winds which has the potential to reach Wind Advisory 
speeds. Right now there is too much uncertainty to issue any 
highlights about this but it will become windy in most areas in any 
case and will be monitored closely. Temperatures will stay cool 
through the next few days. 88 


Long term...Sunday night through Thursday. Periods of rain and high 
elevation snow and breezy winds are forecast through the extended 
period. Showers and gusty winds Sunday evening will taper off 
overnight as a weak transitory ridge shifts east of the Cascades. 
Other than isolated mountain showers...a dry forecast is in store 
for Monday. The ridge will flatten considerably as a strong westerly 
flow takes over resulting in scattered showers Monday night through 
Wednesday...mainly over the mountains. Snow levels during this time 
will range from 6000-7000 feet. The deterministic models are once 
again diverging by day 6...and confidence is low based on the high 
degree of spread in the ensemble runs. The GFS is farther north and 
east compared to the European model (ecmwf) of a large upper level trough off the 
eastern Pacific during the middle week. Despite the differences in the 
models...both the GFS and European model (ecmwf) are advertising a chance of rain 
Wednesday night through Thursday night. Wister 


&& 


Aviation...12z tafs. Forecasting ceilings and visibilities was a challenge 
for the 12z tafs. Believe rain today will likely deteriorate 
conditions from VFR to MVFR...and locally IFR. Rain will soon 
develop at krdm and kbdn then spread northward to the or/Washington border 
by 18z then over south central Washington by noon. There will be 
clearing behind the system tonight that may result in patchy fog and 
stratus clouds. Forecast soundings show radiational fog at kpsc by 
sunrise Saturday. An easterly surface gradient through the eastern 
Columbia River gorge may result in low level upslope to develop 
stratus clouds at kdls overnight. Wister 




&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
PDT 55 46 59 45 / 50 30 20 30 
alw 59 49 60 49 / 50 50 20 30 
psc 59 45 62 48 / 20 60 20 30 
ykm 55 40 56 41 / 20 60 30 40 
hri 58 43 62 46 / 40 50 20 30 
eln 53 39 56 40 / 10 70 30 40 
rdm 55 38 58 36 / 70 20 20 40 
lgd 54 43 63 44 / 70 20 20 30 
gcd 57 42 62 42 / 70 10 20 40 
dls 57 45 60 47 / 70 60 50 50 


&& 


PDT watches/warnings/advisories... 
or...none. 
Washington...none. 


&& 


For additional weather information, check our web site at... 
www.Weather.Gov/Pendleton 


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88/85/85 












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