Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 281919
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
119 PM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR THE SNAKE PLAIN UNTIL 8PM. A
STRONG COLD FRONT MOVED THROUGH THIS MORNING. STRONG WINDS EXIST
BEHIND THE FRONT WITH GUSTS OF 50 TO 55 MPH COMMON IN MANY
LOCATIONS THIS AFTERNOON. EXPECT WINDS TO STEADILY DECREASE THIS
EVENING AS THE FRONT QUICKLY MOVES AWAY FROM THE REGION. HAVE HAD
QUITE A BIT OF BLOWING DUST AS WELL. THE POSSIBILITY OF ROAD
CLOSURES ALONG INTERSTATE 15 AROUND ROBERTS REMAINS POSSIBLE FROM
THE BLOWING DUST.

HIGH PRESSURE WILL SETTLE INTO THE REGION AND PERSIST INTO
TUESDAY. WINDS WILL BE SIGNIFICANTLY LIGHTER FOR SUNDAY AND
MONDAY. ANOTHER COLD FRONT WILL APPROACH THE AREA ON TUESDAY.
MODELS SHOWING SOME WEAK INSTABILITY OVER THE REGION INDICATING
SOME AFTERNOON THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE TUESDAY AFTERNOON AS THE
FRONT MOVES THROUGH THE REGION.


VALLE

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
GENERALLY MUCH COOLER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE LONG TERM
PERIOD.  BOTH THE GFS AND EUROPEAN MODELS DROP THROUGH A SYSTEM
THURSDAY WITH A COLD FRONT AND HAVE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION CHANCES
THAT DAY.  EXPECT AT OR BELOW NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES EAST.  MAY SEE A BIT OF WARMING AHEAD
OF THE NEXT SYSTEM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH THE EUROPEAN MUCH SLOWER
PUSHING THE NEXT SYSTEM EAST THAN THE GFS WHICH DRIVES IT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.
GK

&&

.AVIATION...TUESDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY.
GENERALLY MUCH COOLER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED IN THE LONG TERM
PERIOD.  BOTH THE GFS AND EUROPEAN MODELS DROP THROUGH A SYSTEM
THURSDAY WITH A COLD FRONT AND HAVE HIGHEST PRECIPITATION CHANCES
THAT DAY.  EXPECT AT OR BELOW NORMAL HIGH TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY AND
THURSDAY AS THIS SYSTEM MOVES EAST.  MAY SEE A BIT OF WARMING AHEAD
OF THE NEXT SYSTEM FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH THE EUROPEAN MUCH SLOWER
PUSHING THE NEXT SYSTEM EAST THAN THE GFS WHICH DRIVES IT THROUGH
SATURDAY NIGHT.
GK

&&

.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING IDZ017-020>022.

&&

$$




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