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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
  • 61°
  • 41°

Clear crisp overnight lows and pleasant daytime highs means Fall has arrived!   

Just in time for the weekend we see skies clear and temperatures head back into the low to mid 60's.  Overnight lows still hover in the upper 30's and low to mid 40's, so keep that extra blanket around.

Next week, as high pressure continues to build in, we will see temperatures climb back into the low to mid 70's with plenty of sunshine throughout the week! PERFECT! 

Headed to the Bluff for some pumpkin doughnuts, to Valleyfest to see the hot air balloons, or to Rockford for the 74th Southeast County Fair....ENJOY! Your days should be beautiful!  

~Leslie

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 61°
  • 41°

Partly Cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 41°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 46°

Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 69°
  • 47°

Mostly Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Mostly Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 48°

Mostly Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 49°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:59 am
  • Sunset: 06:44:16 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 35°

Mostly sunny

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 40°

Mostly sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 39°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 41°

More sun than clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 43°

Sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 44°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 45°

Sunshine

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:39 am
  • Sunset: 06:44:57 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 39°

Clouds giving way to sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

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

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 45°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 46°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 49°

Sunny

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 53°(Feels like 53°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: S @ 12 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:35:59 am
  • Sunset: 06:42:17 pm
  • Humidity: 61
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 40°

Times of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 43°

Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 45°

Sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 47°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 48°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:25 am
  • Sunset: 06:45:42 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 40°

Clouds giving way to sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 63°
  • 45°

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 72°
  • 48°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

Sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 49°

Sunny

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: ESE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:21 am
  • Sunset: 06:43:35 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 58°
  • 36°

Clouds giving way to sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 40°

A few clouds

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

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 66°
  • 42°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 70°
  • 44°

Mainly sunny

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 73°
  • 44°

Abundant sunshine

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

Mainly sunny

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:34:57 am
  • Sunset: 06:41:18 pm
  • Humidity: 54
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 41°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 65°
  • 45°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

More clouds than sun

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 68°
  • 46°

Plenty of sun

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

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 48°

Sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 76°
  • 50°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.1 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:37:13 am
  • Sunset: 06:43:31 pm
  • Humidity: 59
  • Visibility: 9 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 59°
  • 40°

Partly cloudy

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 44°

Mostly sunny

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

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 46°

Mostly sunny

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 71°
  • 47°

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 49°

Abundant sunshine

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 74°
  • 50°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:39:11 am
  • Sunset: 06:45:27 pm
  • Humidity: 66
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 4

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 60°
  • 41°

Mix of sun and clouds

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 43°

Plenty of sun

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 64°
  • 46°

Mostly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 67°
  • 47°

A few clouds

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

Sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 75°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 51°(Feels like 51°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: ESE @ 8 mph
  • Barometer: 30.12 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:38:18 am
  • Sunset: 06:44:32 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 3
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