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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
  • 93°
  • 61°

Temps Warming Up, Smoke Lingers

An Air Quality Alert remains in place until at least 10AM on Wednesday, when the National Weather Service will reassess our smoky situation. But even if we do see some minor improvements, the smoky haze will likely linger for the forseeable future. Along with the smoke, temperatures keep warming up through Thursday before a system brings a chance of t-storms to the mountains Thursday and Friday. We'll see a slight cool-down (upper 80s) over the weekend, before more hot and dry weather moves in next week.

-Blake Jensen

 

7-Day Forecast: Spokane

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 61°

Haze

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 66°

Haze

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 65°

Haze

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 64°

Haze

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 61°

Haze

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 62°

Haze

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 60°

Haze

Currently in Spokane as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:56 am
  • Sunset: 08:01:29 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Deer Park

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 55°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 58°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 55°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 55°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 55°

More sun than clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 54°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 55°

Sunny

Currently in Deer Park as of

  • 49°(Feels like 49°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: N @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.98 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:40 am
  • Sunset: 08:02:37 pm
  • Humidity: 71
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Coeur d'Alene

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 63°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 57°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 58°

Sunny

Currently in Coeur d'Alene as of

  • 54°(Feels like 54°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 5 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:42:36 am
  • Sunset: 07:59:32 pm
  • Humidity: 64
  • Visibility: 4 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Fairchild Air Force Base

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 61°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 64°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 58°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 58°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 59°

Sunny

Currently in Fairchild Air Force Base as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:46:25 am
  • Sunset: 08:02:40 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Pullman

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 63°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 93°
  • 62°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 57°

A few thunderstorms possible

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 57°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 58°

Sunny

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 85°
  • 57°

Abundant sunshine

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

More sun than clouds

Currently in Pullman as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:46:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:58:26 pm
  • Humidity: 39
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Sandpoint

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 51°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 56°

Partly cloudy

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 53°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 86°
  • 53°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 84°
  • 53°

More sun than clouds

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 81°
  • 51°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 53°

Sunny

Currently in Sandpoint as of

  • 50°(Feels like 50°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: @ 0 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:40:19 am
  • Sunset: 07:59:56 pm
  • Humidity: 76
  • Visibility: 7 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Spokane Valley

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 62°

Abundant sunshine

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 96°
  • 64°

Clouds giving way to sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 60°

Sunny

Currently in Spokane Valley as of

  • 58°(Feels like 58°)
  • Few Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:44:04 am
  • Sunset: 08:00:29 pm
  • Humidity: 70
  • Visibility: 3 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Cheney

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 92°
  • 63°

Mix of sun and clouds

Thursday
Thursday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 65°

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 59°

Plenty of sun

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 89°
  • 60°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 87°
  • 59°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 90°
  • 60°

Sunny

Currently in Cheney as of

  • 60°(Feels like 60°)
  • Scattered Clouds
  • Wind: NE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.97 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:46:26 am
  • Sunset: 08:02:04 pm
  • Humidity: 52
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1

7-Day Forecast: Colfax

Wednesday
Wednesday's Forecast Image
  • 94°
  • 66°

Abundant sunshine

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

Plenty of sun

Friday
Friday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Times of sun and clouds

Saturday
Saturday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 59°

Abundant sunshine

Sunday
Sunday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 61°

Sunshine

Monday
Monday's Forecast Image
  • 88°
  • 60°

Mainly sunny

Tuesday
Tuesday's Forecast Image
  • 91°
  • 62°

Mostly sunny

Currently in Colfax as of

  • 62°(Feels like 62°)
  • Clear
  • Wind: ENE @ 3 mph
  • Barometer: 29.99 in.
  • Sunrise: 05:46:59 am
  • Sunset: 07:59:47 pm
  • Humidity: 39
  • Visibility: 5 mi.
  • UV Index: 1
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