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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."

UPDATED: KHQ Weather Authority Forecast

Today's Forecast

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  • 97°
  • 65°

Monday Morning Weather Update: Temps Into the Mid-Upper 90s!

Today: A weak disturbance this morning is bringing mainly just cloudy skies to the region, but a few very light sprinkles might make it all the way to the surface...by 8-9am that wave starts to clear out and we start to clear UP! Mostly sunny skies this afternoon, and very hot temperatures expected. Mid-upper 90s around Spokane, 100s for the Columbia Basin and LC Valley. Spokane High: 97°

Heat Advisory: From 1PM today until 8PM tomorrow because of temperatures between 100-105° for areas of the Basin and LC Valley. Grand Coulee, Ephrata, Moses Lake, La Crosse, Lewiston, Clarkston.

Satellite and Radar: Satellite and radar showing a ridge of high pressure continues to build over the entire west coast, meaning hot temperatures continue for the west coast and Inland Northwest. Some monsoonal moisture moving in from the desert southwest will slide in mid-late week bringing a chance of some showers and thunderstorms.

7-Day Forecast: The high heat has returned. Long range forecast shows this ridge of high pressure will remain in place, keeping temperatures in the mid-upper 90s for the rest of the week. Slight chance of thunderstorms Friday, Saturday, Sunday.

-Blake

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 65°

AM Clouds, Sunny & Hot PM

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 98°
  • 65°

High Heat & Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 95°
  • 65°

Blazing Sun

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 67°

Partly Cloudy & Roasting

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 67°

Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 65°

Mostly Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 97°
  • 66°

Mostly Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 70°(Feels like 70°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23
  • Sunset: 20:30
  • Humidity: 41%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22
  • Sunset: 20:29
  • Humidity: 56%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 80°(Feels like 78°)
  • Light Rain
  • Wind: ESE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.10 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:21
  • Sunset: 20:31
  • Humidity: 26%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 64°(Feels like 64°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ESE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19
  • Sunset: 20:27
  • Humidity: 56%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:23
  • Sunset: 20:30
  • Humidity: 45%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 57°(Feels like 57°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.13 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24
  • Sunset: 20:25
  • Humidity: 74%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.16 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:16
  • Sunset: 19:28
  • Humidity: 88%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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