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Dave originally joined KHQ Weather Team in 2005. With over 25 years in the weather discipline, Dave had definitely "seen it and done it." A graduate from the Air Force's Advanced Meteorology curriculum and Mississippi State, he holds degrees in "Weather Technology" and "Operational Meteorology."

"Weather assignments have taken me around the planet and allowed me to experience an unbelievable breadth of phenomena and responsibility." The abbreviated list of weather assignments include: Korea, Persian Gulf, Micronesia, North Carolina, California, and many more locations. While at those, he was the lead forecaster for events ranging from Air Force One flights, hurricane evacuations, rescue operations, to satellite space launches and NASA shuttle landings. His final stop was as Fairchild AFB's, Chief Meteorologist, where he retired from military service in 2005. "It was awesome to be back home in Washington." Since 2001, he continues to work a few days per month at the Spokane Airport Weather Office/Air Traffic Control Tower.

Dave's an avid fisherman/fly fisher. On any given day, he could be on one of our treasured lakes/rivers or exploring a fresh gem. "I actually make plans based on my forecasts…and that sure-fire advantage ensures I know when to go, where to go, and I'm prepared for Mother Nature."

Dave is a decorated veteran, but says his most satisfying professional accomplishment was earning the Merewether Award for research and use of Doppler Acoustic Radar technology to improve aviation forecasts. As far as best weather experiences…there are thousands, and they're all about "A spot-on weather forecast."

Weather Forecast Discussion

Today's Forecast

Today's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Tuesday Night: A cold front will move through Spokane around midnight. This is going to make for a breezy night/early morning with gusts to 35mph.

Wednesday: Winds look to stick around through the day on Wednesday, although should lessen during the afternoon. Still mostly sunny, but nearly 20° cooler than Tuesday's high temperatures, only in the low-mid 60s!

Thursday: Scattered thunderstorms expected throughout the afternoon.

7 DAY FORECAST: We slowly climb in temperatures back to the low to mid 70's by Friday and Saturday just in time for Memorial Day Weekend! Right now looking to be quite nice and sunny! Our only threat for showers comes Thursday and Friday but will be mainly localized to the mountains.

~Leslie

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 57°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 46°

Mostly Sunny & Breezy

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 44°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 42°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 45°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 47°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 48°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:02:15 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:51 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 46°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 44°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 43°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 46°

More sun than clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 49°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 52°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 52°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:01:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:32:28 pm
  • Humidity: 37
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 44°

Showers and thunderstorms late

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 47°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 50°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 52°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:59:51 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:04 pm
  • Humidity: 38
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 46°

Abundant sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 45°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 52°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 54°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Sunny

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:03:46 am
  • Sunset: 08:31:56 pm
  • Humidity: 39
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 46°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 45°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 45°

Morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 49°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 53°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:04:52 am
  • Sunset: 08:26:27 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 41°

Mostly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 79°
  • 50°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 80°
  • 50°

Plenty of sun

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 72°(Feels like 72°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:56:48 am
  • Sunset: 08:30:11 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 6

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 48°

Sunshine

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 47°

A few clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

Cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 48°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 78°
  • 51°

Sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 53°

Mainly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 54°

Sunny

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 78°(Feels like 79°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:01:23 am
  • Sunset: 08:29:48 pm
  • Humidity: 40
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 46°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 62°
  • 45°

Mostly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 45°

A few morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 49°

Plenty of sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 55°

Abundant sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 82°
  • 55°

Sunshine

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 75°(Feels like 75°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:03:58 am
  • Sunset: 08:31:10 pm
  • Humidity: 39
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 47°

Mainly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 46°

A few morning showers

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 51°

Mostly sunny

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 77°
  • 55°

Mainly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 57°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 83°
  • 59°

Sunny

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 74°(Feels like 74°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:05:21 am
  • Sunset: 08:27:59 pm
  • Humidity: 43
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 7
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