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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°
  • 68°

Wednesday Morning Weather Update: Another Hot Day and Mountain T/Storms
 
Today: Another very mild morning temperature wise as we only fall into the upper 60s before warming back up again. Spokane officially hit 100° yesterday for the first time since August of 2009...and it looks like we'll fall just shy today. Some high clouds will be moving through today, as moisture pushes in from the south. That moisture could also spark some afternoon thunderstorms over higher terrain of NE Oregon, Central/Southern Idaho Panhandle and Western Montana. Spokane High: 97°
 
Satellite & Radar: The west coast continues to be under the influence of a dominant ridge of high pressure. That allows warmer air from the south to continue to filter into the region. But it's also allowing the monsoonal moisture from the south to move in leading to that threat of thunderstorms. Monsoonal moisture will also bring some severe weather east of the Rockies today where flash flooding will be possible over parts of Colorado.
 
Heat Advisory & Fire Weather Watch: Heat Advisory continues for the lower Columbia Basin and the Yakima Valley until 9PM tonight. Also a Fire Weather Watch has been added over the Blue Mountains of NE Oregon and SE Washington for the chance of thunderstorms each afternoon until Saturday. Those storms could potentially start new fires.
 
-Blake
 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Wednesday
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  • 97°
  • 68°

Some High Clouds, Hot

Thursday
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  • 96°
  • 67°

Mostly Sunny and Hot

Friday
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  • 93°
  • 68°

Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Saturday
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  • 92°
  • 66°

Mostly Sunny, Chance T/Storms

Sunday
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  • 93°
  • 67°

Partly Cloudy

Monday
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  • 94°
  • 67°

Partly Cloudy

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 67°

Mostly Sunny

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 69°(Feels like 69°)
  • Partly Cloudy
  • Wind: SSE @ 6 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:25
  • Sunset: 20:27
  • Humidity: 30%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Felts Field as of

  • 65°(Feels like 65°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 30.03 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24
  • Sunset: 20:27
  • Humidity: 61%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 56°(Feels like 56°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: NNW @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:24
  • Sunset: 20:28
  • Humidity: 69%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Coeur D'Alene as of

  • 59°(Feels like 57°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: E @ 9 mph
  • Barometer: 30.06 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:22
  • Sunset: 20:25
  • Humidity: 67%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 66°(Feels like 66°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: SE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 30.04 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26
  • Sunset: 20:28
  • Humidity: 35%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 55°(Feels like 55°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:26
  • Sunset: 20:23
  • Humidity: 66%
  • UV Index: 10.00

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: CM @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 30.07 in.
  • Sunrise: 04:19
  • Sunset: 19:25
  • Humidity: 88%
  • UV Index: 10.00
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