Non-Precipitation Warnings / Watches / Advisories
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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NPWPIH

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
423 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015


IDZ017-020-021-281900-
/O.CON.KPIH.WI.Y.0005.150328T1400Z-150328T2300Z/
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...HEYBURN...
IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...POCATELLO
423 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM
MDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY...UPPER SNAKE
RIVER PLAIN...AND LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN...

* TIMING...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AROUND 8 AM...
  PEAK BETWEEN 11 AM AND 3 PM...AND THEN DECREASE TO BREEZY
  CONDITIONS BY 5 PM.

* WINDS...EXPECT PEAK WINDS DURING THE DAY SATURDAY OF SOUTHWEST
  TO WEST WIND OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...THE EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY TO THE REXBURG
  AREA...WITH STRONGEST WIND EXPECTED IN THE CORRIDOR WHICH
  INCLUDES INTERSTATES 84...86...AND 15 FROM BURLEY TO ROBERTS.
  ALSO...STRONG WIND CAN BE EXPECTED ALONG U S ROUTE 20 AND IN
  THE ARCO DESERT.

* IMPACTS...BLOWING DUST FROM IDAHO FALLS TO REXBURG HAS OFTEN
  LED TO EXTREMELY LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING DUST FROM RECENTLY
  PLOWED AGRICULTURAL FIELDS DURING THIS TIME OF YEAR. IT COULD
  BE LOW ENOUGH THAT INTERSTATE 15 COULD BE CLOSED TEMPORARILY.
  NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING DUST CAN ALSO OCCUR
  ANYWHERE IN THE AREA IN A VERY LOCALIZED MANNER. THE VERY
  WINDY CONDITIONS CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE
  WHEN DRIVING AT FREEWAY SPEEDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$

IDZ022-281900-
/O.CON.KPIH.WI.Y.0005.150328T1400Z-150328T2300Z/
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY
423 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM THIS MORNING TO 5 PM
MDT THIS AFTERNOON FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL IDAHO HIGHLANDS...

* TIMING...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS SHOULD DEVELOP AROUND 8 AM...
  WITH WIND SPEEDS PEAKING FROM 10 AM UNTIL 2 PM. WINDS SHOULD
  BECOME ONLY BREEZY BY 5 PM.

* WINDS...EXPECT SOUTHWEST TO WEST WIND OF 30 TO 40 MPH WITH
  GUSTS TO 55 MPH AT THE PEAK TIMES.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...THE RAFT RIVER...ARBON...AND ROCKLAND
  VALLEYS...THE RIDGE TOPS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS.

* IMPACTS...THE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS CAN MAKE CONTROL OF YOUR
  VEHICLE AT HIGHWAY SPEEDS DIFFICULT. BLOWING DUST IN THE
  INTERSTATE 84 CORRIDOR IS COMMON IN THIS WEATHER SITUATION AT
  THIS TIME OF YEAR DUE TO RECENTLY PLOWED AGRICULTURAL FIELDS.
  BLOWING DUST CAN SUDDENLY REDUCE VISIBILITY TO NEAR ZERO...
  MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

$$


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