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Current Conditions

  • 50°
  • Overcast
  • Wind: Calm
  • Humidity: 86%
  • Visibility: 4.0 miles
  • Dew Point: 46°
  • Pressure: 30.06 in. 0

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5 Day Forecast

  • Thursday
  • Rain
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 45 °
  • Rain
  • Friday
  • Rain
  • High: 59 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Rain
  • Saturday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 55 °
  • Low: 36 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Sunday
  • Partly Cloudy
  • High: 57 °
  • Low: 37 °
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Monday
  • Chance of Rain
  • High: 52 °
  • Low: 39 °
  • Chance of Rain

Forecast for Ellensburg, Washington

Updated: 8:00 AM PDT on October 30, 2014

  • Thursday

    Overcast with rain. Fog early. High of 57F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 90%.

  • Thursday Night

    Overcast with rain. Low of 45F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday

    Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. High of 59F. Winds from the WSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 70%.

  • Friday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday

    Partly cloudy. High of 55F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Saturday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds from the WNW at 10 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 15 mph.

  • Sunday Night

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

  • Monday

    Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 52F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Monday Night

    Overcast with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Tuesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 59F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Tuesday Night

    Mostly cloudy. Low of 37F. Winds from the WNW at 5 to 10 mph.

  • Wednesday

    Mostly cloudy. High of 57F. Winds from the NW at 5 to 10 mph shifting to the ESE in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday Night

    Partly cloudy. Fog overnight. Low of 43F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Thursday

    Partly cloudy. High of 63F. Breezy. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 20 mph.

  • Thursday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 39F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday

    Partly cloudy. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Friday Night

    Partly cloudy. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

  • Saturday

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 50F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 20%.

  • Saturday Night

    Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. Fog overnight. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday

    Partly cloudy with a chance of rain. High of 48F. Winds less than 5 mph. Chance of rain 40%.

  • Sunday Night

    Clear. Low of 36F. Winds less than 5 mph.

Personal Weather Stations

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Location: Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 7:57 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 97% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: camas, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 8:06 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.0 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Centerview exit 101, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 7:59 AM PDT

Temperature: 46.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 99% Wind: Calm Pressure: 29.96 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Kestrels Edge, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 46.4 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: ESE at 6.0 mph Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 43 °F Graphs

Location: Upper Wenas, Selah, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 47.1 °F Dew Point: 45 °F Humidity: 92% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.14 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 47 °F Graphs

Location: Teanaway, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 8:00 AM PDT

Temperature: 45.6 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 100% Wind: Calm Pressure: 27.90 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

Location: East Huntzinger Road, Selah, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.9 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.05 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: MesoWest South Blewett WA US WA DOT, Cle Elum, WA

Updated: 6:20 AM PDT

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: 43 °F Humidity: 96% Wind: NNE at 1 mph Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Freudenhof, Selah, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.6 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Tieton, WA, Tieton, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.5 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 95% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.07 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 50 °F Graphs

Location: Nile Valley, Naches, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 46.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 29.37 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.01 in Windchill: 46 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 7:30 AM PDT

Temperature: 44 °F Dew Point: - Humidity: - Wind: Calm Pressure: - Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 44 °F Graphs

Location: Cowiche, Tieton, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 49.0 °F Dew Point: 46 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: North at 1.1 mph Pressure: 30.20 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 49 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 6:56 AM PDT

Temperature: 50 °F Dew Point: 48 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: NE at 5 mph Pressure: 30.06 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

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

Updated: 8:08 AM PDT

Temperature: 48.3 °F Dew Point: 47 °F Humidity: 94% Wind: SSE at 1.0 mph Pressure: 30.00 in Hourly Precipitation: - Windchill: 48 °F Graphs

Location: Sun East Ranch, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 5:10 AM WSDT

Temperature: 44.8 °F Dew Point: 44 °F Humidity: 98% Wind: South at 2.7 mph Pressure: 29.97 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.04 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

Location: Manastash Canyon, Ellensburg, WA

Updated: 8:10 AM PDT

Temperature: 45.3 °F Dew Point: 42 °F Humidity: 90% Wind: Calm Pressure: 30.02 in Hourly Precipitation: 0.00 in Windchill: 45 °F Graphs

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NWS Forecaster Discussion




Area forecast discussion...update 
National Weather Service Pendleton or 
420 am PDT Thursday Oct 30 2014 


Updated aviation discussion 


Short term...today through Saturday...a warm front associated with 
a developing weather system along the coast is moving northward 
across the forecast area this morning. Most of the precipitation 
with this front is over western areas from the Blue Mountains 
westward and northward. However did not rule out possible light rain 
over the Wallowa and Elkhorn Mountains. The warm front will be to 
the north of the County Warning Area by 00z this afternoon. After that a cold front 
will begin to push eastward with the winds switching to the 
southwest to northwest tonight. This will be a slow moving cold 
front with an upper level jet stream parallel to it. As a result 
there will be significant rainfall over and just to the east of the 
Cascades tonight and Friday. On Friday the front will make an 
advance to the east with the precipitation spreading into the lower 
Columbia Basin southward across central and north central Oregon. 
The cold front will continue to move eastward finally reaching the 
Idaho border by Friday evening (00z-06z saturday) with likely probability of precipitation 
moving into the Blue Mountains eastward late Friday afternoon and 
evening. At that time the low level flow will become southwest to 
northwest behind the cold front which will be downslope off the 
Cascades. This will cause rain shadowing over the Simcoe Highlands 
northward across the Yakima and Kittitas valleys with decreasing 
probability of precipitation there. Drying will continue overnight Friday into Saturday 
morning from west to east. Likely to categorical probability of precipitation will continue 
from the Blue Mountains eastward on Saturday. West of the Blue 
Mountains drying will take place with the rain ending over the lower 
Columbia Basin and central/north central Oregon as well as the 
Yakima/Kittitas valleys. The GFS model has the best handle on the 
timing of the cold front and leaned mostly to it for this forecast 
package. The air behind the cold front will be substantially cooler 
with snow levels dropping to around 4500 feet over western 
areas...causing the precipitation to change over to snow above this 
level in the Cascades before taping off. Since most of the 
precipitation will have moved east by that time any snow 
accumulations will be very light if any over the higher Cascades. 
Drying will continue from west to east in the early extended period. 
Winds will be light through the short term with the exception that 
they will increase over north central Oregon and the eastern 
Columbia River gorge Saturday afternoon due to mixing of higher 
winds aloft down to the surface behind the cold front. Temperatures 
will be above normal today by a few degrees...but cooling to near 
normal on Friday and then about 3 to 6 degrees below normal on 
Saturday. The most dramatic cooling will take place over the western 
County Warning Area on Friday and Saturday behind the slow moving cold front. 88 


Long term...Saturday night through Wednesday night...an exiting 
upper level trough will result in a gradual decrease in 
precipitation chances across the lower Columbia Basin. Wraparound 
moisture and northerly flow behind the exiting system may keep rain 
below 3500 feet and snow above 3500 feet going through the day 
Sunday mainly over The Highlands of central to northeast Oregon. 
Another weather system will approach the region with an associated 
warm front that will move across the area Monday afternoon and 
evening. This will result gradually increasing chances of 
precipitation again with snow levels rising through the day Monday 
to about 6500 feet. The upper level shortwave trough will move 
across the region heading into Tuesday bringing at least a slight 
chance of rain with snow levels continuing to rise to about 7500 
feet given the subtropical moisture source. Model solutions diverge 
somewhat Tuesday night and Wednesday with some indications of drying 
from the GFS and the dgex...but the European model (ecmwf) brings another moisture 
laden shortwave trough to the region. Have opted to lower probability of precipitation some 
by blending climatology to the prior forecast. Temperatures during the 
period will be near normal Sunday...with gradual warming increasing 
the temperatures up to 10 degrees above normal by Wednesday. Bieda 


&& 


Aviation...12z tafs...a warm front moving is affecting 
kbdn...krdm...kdls and kykm this morning causing periods of IFR to 
MVFR conditions with rain that will continue through 30/21z. In 
addition...kalw is experiencing LIFR to IFR conditions due to fog 
that should gradually start to lift after 30/16z and dissipate by 
30/18z. A cold front will approach the Cascades after 31/00z and bring 
rain...heavy at times...to kbdn...krdm...kdls and kykm with IFR to 
MVFR ceiling/visible once more. Fog may once again form tonight after 31/04z 
at kpsc and kalw with MVFR conditions forecasted presently. Winds 
at or below 10 kts are expected during the taf period. Bieda 


&& 


Preliminary point temps/pops... 
PDT 59 46 56 40 / 20 10 70 70 
alw 60 49 58 44 / 20 10 60 70 
psc 57 45 58 42 / 30 10 60 60 
ykm 54 42 55 36 / 80 70 70 20 
hri 58 43 57 40 / 30 10 60 60 
eln 52 43 52 36 / 90 80 70 20 
rdm 62 39 51 31 / 20 20 80 70 
lgd 61 44 58 39 / 20 10 50 70 
gcd 63 44 57 38 / 10 10 60 70 
dls 57 46 55 42 / 100 80 80 20 


&& 


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


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


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88/98/98 



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