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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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  • 72°
  • 52°

Thursday Morning Weather Update: Windy and Cool After the Storm
 
Today: Partly cloudy skies to start, then mostly cloudy and gusty winds by mid-day. The low pressure system that brought t/storms yesterday afternoon will move right over the top of us today, bringing the gusty winds and cooler temperatures with it. Winds between 20-30mph by early afternoon. Also, a chance of some isolated showers for upper portions of the Columbia Basin and our northernmost counties. High: 72°
 
Wind Advisory: Because of the strong winds expected today a wind advisory is in place for NW portions of Montana until 11PM tonight. Gusts to between 40-50mph possible in and around the Flathead Valley
 
Satellite & Radar: After the low pressure system moves through today, satellite and radar showing an area of high pressure that will begin to build into the region by the weekend. Long story short, that means temperatures will start to warm up significantly again by the weekend and last into next week.
 
7-Day Forecast: A cool and gusty day today but if you're a fan of 90 degree temperatures they will return by Sunday! 90 degree temperatures expected through next week as we return to hot and sunny weather.
 
-Blake

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Thursday
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  • 72°
  • 52°

Breezy, Iso. Showers North

Friday
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  • 78°
  • 53°

Mostly Sunny

Saturday
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  • 85°
  • 55°

Sunny

Sunday
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  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunny

Monday
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  • 96°
  • 65°

Filtered Sun & High Clouds

Tuesday
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  • 94°
  • 66°

Sunny

Wednesday
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  • 95°
  • 67°

Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 49°(Feels like 44°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18
  • Sunset: 20:35
  • Humidity: 80%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 53°(Feels like 50°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 10 mph
  • Barometer: 30.11 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:17
  • Sunset: 20:34
  • Humidity: 71%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 50°(Feels like 45°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 14 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:16
  • Sunset: 20:36
  • Humidity: 83%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 52°(Feels like 52°)
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:14
  • Sunset: 20:32
  • Humidity: 76%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 48°(Feels like 42°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: S @ 13 mph
  • Barometer: 30.09 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:18
  • Sunset: 20:35
  • Humidity: 86%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 51°(Feels like 48°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: WSW @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.15 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:19
  • Sunset: 20:30
  • Humidity: 71%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 54°(Feels like 52°)
  • Cloudy
  • Wind: SSW @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.08 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:11
  • Sunset: 19:33
  • Humidity: 77%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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