Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 281022
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
322 AM MST WED JAN 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT. CURRENT RADAR IMAGERY
SHOWS LIGHT RAIN AND SNOW ACROSS OUR EASTERN AREAS. THE SNOW
LEVEL IS CURRENTLY AROUND 6500 FEET. EXPECT THIS LEVEL TO DROP
PARTICULARLY ACROSS OUR NORTHERN AREAS. THE UPPER SNAKE RIVER
PLAIN WILL LIKELY SEE A RAIN AND SNOW MIX EARLY THIS MORNING.
OTHERWISE...EXPECT ONE TO THREE INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW ACROSS
THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS THIS MORNING INTO EARLY AFTERNOON. A SPECIAL
WEATHER STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS MORNING.
HAVE BACK OFF PRECIPITATION LATER THIS AFTERNOON AS BOTH MODELS
ARE SHOWING THE SYSTEM MOSTLY THROUGH OUR EASTERN BORDERS AT THAT
POINT. HIGH PRESSURE BUILD BACKS IN LATER TODAY. WITH AMPLE
SURFACE MOISTURE AND HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING...EXPECT WIDESPREAD FOG
THURSDAY MORNING IN LOW LYING AREAS. MODELS CONTINUE TO KEEP THE
SYSTEM THURSDAY NIGHT INTO FRIDAY TO OUR SOUTH. AT THIS
POINT...ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE AGAINST
THE UTAH BORDER. WYATT

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS SATURDAY WITH SOME SYSTEMS WORKING OFF THE
PACIFIC WEAKENING THE UPPER LEVEL RIDGE SUNDAY INTO EARLY NEXT
WEEK.  HAVE A CHANCE OF SOME PRECIPITATION SUNDAY ON IN THE EXTENDED
WITH MONDAY LOOKING LIKE THE WETTEST DAY OF THE LONG TERM PERIOD.
TEMPERATURES SHOULD STAY WELL ABOVE NORMAL INTO NEXT WEEK.
GK

&&

.AVIATION...EXTENSIVE LOW LEVEL MOISTURE REMAINS IN PLACE TODAY AND
EXPECT IFR TO MVFR CEILINGS TO CONTINUE AT TAF SITES THROUGH
TONIGHT.  RAIN MAY PERSIST THIS MORNING AT IDA AND PIH BEFORE ENDING
THIS AFTERNOON BUT EXPECT LOW CLOUDS TO PERSIST.
GK

&&

.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
NONE.
&&

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