Area Forecast Discussion
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Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
210 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Not much change in our forecast package this
morning. The majority of additional snow showers are expected to
fall early this morning above 7000 ft, with highest amounts
upwards of 3 inches above 8000 ft in the Central Mountains.
Otherwise, only an additional trace amount to 2 inches are
possible today for the rest of these areas in the Central
Mountains and Upper Snake Highlands areas. Snow levels will
increase quite a bit upwards over 8000 ft by this afternoon,
changing most of the precip type over to rain. Generally, light
rainfall amounts are expected this afternoon/evening with 0.10 to
0.15 of an inch forecast in areas like Island Park and Big
Springs and less than 0.10 inches for Soda Springs and Palisades.
Our other weather story for the day is forecast strong winds of 20
to 30 mph winds across the Snake Plain out of the southwest. A
wind advisory has been issued as a result. Any travelers should
note cross-winds along US highways and interstates today.

Early this week, drier conditions are expected along with warming
temperatures into the low 60s in the valleys and 50s in the
mountains. Mid-week a disturbance (cold front) from the north
remains in our forecast; though its impacts on our area appear
quite low at this time. Do expect temperatures to drop Thursday
and Friday with a gradual warm-up Saturday. NP/Valle

&&

.AVIATION...A storm system is moving through the region today. Most
areas will experience windy conditions today. Areas of reduced
ceilings and visibilities are possible as well as pockets of
moisture move through the area.

Valle

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...A storm system is moving through the region today.
Expect windy conditions today. Rain and snow is possible as well,
especially across the higher terrain. Lighter winds along with
drier, warmer weather will return to the region on Monday.

Valle

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.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
Wind Advisory from 11 AM this morning to 9 PM MDT this evening
for IDZ020-021.

&&

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