Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 050931
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
231 AM MST THU MAR 5 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SAT NIGHT. HIGH PRESSURE IN CONTROL
NOW IN EASTERN IDAHO. LIGHT WIND COMBINED WITH STAGNATING AIR MAY
BRING A RETURN OF STRATUS AND FOG...AS IT HAS ALREADY IN WESTERN
WYOMING. BUT NO SEARCH OF BOUNDARY LAYER MOISTURE HAS ANY RICH DEPOSITS
EXCEPT IN WESTERN WYOMING. ONLY FORECAST CHALLENGE DURING THIS
PERIOD IS TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY. EXPECT NEAR CLIMATIC NORMALS
TODAY AND MUCH WARMER THAN NORMAL FOR FRI/SAT. RECORD HIGH
TEMPERATURES CURRENTLY LOOK SAFE...BUT WILL BE CLOSE. MESSICK

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY THROUGH THURSDAY. UPPER RIDGE CONTINUES THROUGH
MID WEEK. GFS AND ECMWF DEPARTING SOLUTIONS BY MIDWEEK. GFS TRIES TO
USHER IN A FLAT FLOW WITH PRECIP REACHING IDAHO BY LATE TUESDAY.
ECMWF SLOWER WITH DEEPER TROUGH/CUT OFF LOW IN PACIFIC. PRECIP
ARRIVES LATE WEDNESDAY. KEPT FORECAST TRENDED WITH SLOWER ECWMF
SOLUTION AND HELD OFF ON PRECIP UNTIL WEDNESDAY. TEMPS REMAIN WARM
AND COULD BE NEAR RECORDS AGAIN ESPECIALLY EARLY IN THE WEEK. DMH
&&

.AVIATION...UPPER RIDGE WILL CONTINUE WITH VFR CONDITIONS ACROSS ALL
OF EASTERN IDAHO. DMH

&&

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

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