Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Boise, ID

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FXUS65 KBOI 050932
AFDBOI

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BOISE ID
232 AM MST THU MAR 5 2015

.SHORT TERM...5-8F WARMER TODAY AND ANOTHER 5-8F WARMER FRIDAY
AS UPPER RIDGE SPREADS INLAND MAINLY ACROSS CALIF AND NEVADA AND
WINDS ALOFT CHANGE FROM NNWLY TO WNWLY.  AIR MASS WILL CONTINUE
VERY DRY TODAY AND TONIGHT BUT WILL MOISTEN FRIDAY.  OCCASIONAL
CLOUDINESS WILL MOVE ACROSS IDAHO ZONES THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.
LIGHT WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY.

.LONG TERM...FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY. AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE
WITH ITS AXIS ROUGHLY OVER CALIFORNIA WILL CONTINUE TO DOMINATE THE
PATTERN THROUGH AT LEAST TUESDAY. A GRADUAL WARMING TREND WILL BRING
TEMPERATURES TO 10 OR MORE DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL FOR SATURDAY AND
BEYOND. BOTH THE GFS AND ECMWF ARE SHOWING SOME SORT OF BREAKDOWN OF
THE RIDGE MID WEEK BUT THE DETAILS ARE DEFINITELY MUDDLED. THE GFS
BRINGS IN PRECIP ON TUESDAY EVENING WHILE THE ECMWF WAITS UNTIL
THURSDAY MORNING. HAVE LEFT THE FORECAST WITH A LOW CONFIDENCE
MENTION OF POPS FOR WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY IN ANTICIPATION OF SOME
SORT OF PATTERN CHANGE DURING THAT TIME.

&&

.AVIATION...VFR WITH CLEAR SKIES. SURFACE WINDS GENERALLY 12 KTS OR
LESS. WINDS ALOFT NEAR 10K FT MSL...NORTHWEST 10-15 KTS.

&&

.BOI WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
ID...NONE.
OR...NONE.

&&

$$

WEATHER.GOV/BOISE

SHORT TERM...LC
LONG TERM....EP
AVIATION.....EP


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