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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

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Bundle Up!

Cold Arctic air will continue to drive biting temperatures into the Inland Northwest through the middle of the week. While we will see plenty of sunshine, daytime highs will only push into the low to mid 20's, overnight lows will drop into the single digits with wind chill temperatures dropping down to -5 to -10 below zero.  Make sure that you are prepared for the elements, bring your outdoor pets in and check on your neighbors!

KHQ Chief Forecaster

Leslie Lowe  

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Monday
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Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly Cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly Cloudy

Thursday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly Cloudy

Friday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly CLoudy

Sunday
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  • 20°
  • 20°

Partly CLoudy

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 23°(Feels like 17°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:47:49 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:08 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Monday
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  • 22°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 24°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 22°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 19°

Morning snow showers

Sunday
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  • 34°
  • 26°

More clouds than sun

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 20°(Feels like 13°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:06 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Monday
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  • 21°

Plenty of sun

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 25°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
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  • 28°

Mix of sun and clouds

Friday
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  • 29°
  • 23°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 33°
  • 22°

Snow

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Snow showers

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 24°(Feels like 18°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: N @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:50 am
  • Sunset: 05:16:51 pm
  • Humidity: 46
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Monday
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  • 19°

Mostly sunny

Tuesday
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  • 23°

Mostly cloudy

Wednesday
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  • 25°
  • 10°

Plenty of sun

Thursday
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  • 27°
  • 12°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 31°
  • 24°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 22°

Snow showers

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Partly cloudy

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 18°(Feels like 8°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:59 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:33 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Monday
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  • 15°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
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  • 22°

Mix of sun and clouds

Wednesday
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  • 27°
  • 13°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 28°
  • 12°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
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  • 30°
  • 26°

Cloudy

Saturday
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  • 34°
  • 26°

Snow showers

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 29°

Considerable cloudiness

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 14°(Feels like -1°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:25 am
  • Sunset: 05:19:49 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 0

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Monday
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  • 22°

Sunny

Tuesday
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  • 23°

Considerable cloudiness

Wednesday
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  • 26°
  • 12°

A few clouds

Thursday
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  • 27°
  • 11°

Partly cloudy

Friday
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  • 29°
  • 23°

Afternoon snow showers

Saturday
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  • 32°
  • 21°

Snow showers possible

Sunday
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  • 33°
  • 26°

Snow showers in the morning

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 16°(Feels like 16°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:45:45 am
  • Sunset: 05:14:56 pm
  • Humidity: 41
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Monday
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  • 22°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 26°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
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  • 28°
  • 11°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 30°
  • 10°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 25°

Considerable cloudiness

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 24°

Snow

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 28°

Snow showers possible

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 23°(Feels like 17°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.05 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:50 am
  • Sunset: 05:18:15 pm
  • Humidity: 35
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Monday
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  • 20°

Sunshine

Tuesday
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  • 23°

More clouds than sun

Wednesday
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  • 26°
  • 11°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
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  • 27°
  • 13°

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 31°
  • 25°

Cloudy

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 33°
  • 23°

Snow showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 34°
  • 27°

Times of sun and clouds

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 18°(Feels like 8°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 7 mph
  • Barometer: 30.01 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:48:33 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:30 pm
  • Humidity: 42
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 18°

Partly cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 25°
  • 10°

Times of sun and clouds

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 29°
  • 16°

More sun than clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 29°
  • 16°

Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 33°
  • 28°

More clouds than sun

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 36°
  • 28°

Snow showers

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 35°
  • 31°

More clouds than sun

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 14°(Feels like -1°)
  • Overcast
  • Wind: W @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.02 in.
  • Sunrise: 06:46:40 am
  • Sunset: 05:20:35 pm
  • Humidity: 88
  • Visibility: 10 mi.
  • UV Index: 1
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