Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 011035
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
335 AM MST SUN MAR 1 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.
EXPECT MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS TODAY BUT MAY SEE A STRAY SNOW SHOWER
IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS. AN UPPER LEVEL
TROF BEGINS TO DROP SOUTH FROM CANADA WITH AN ASSOCIATED COLD
FRONT LATE MONDAY. EXPECT SOME SNOW SHOWERS TO RETURN TO THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN MOUNTAINS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
SPREAD THROUGH THE REST OF SOUTHEAST IDAHO MONDAY NIGHT AND
TUESDAY MORNING. EXPECT SOME ACCUMULATIONS WITH THIS SYSTEM BUT
HEAVY AMOUNTS NOT EXPECTED WITH THE QUICK MOVING SYSTEM WITH
LIMITED MOISTURE. EXPECT NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES TODAY AND
MONDAY WITH COLDER CONDITIONS EXPECTED TUESDAY BEHIND THE COLD
FRONTAL PASSAGE.
GK

.LONG TERM...WEDNESDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT. THE UPPER RIDGE OVER
THE EASTERN PACIFIC MOVES INLAND WED...RESULTING IN DRY AND WARMER
CONDITIONS. GFS TRYING TO BRING A MINOR WAVE THRU THE NW FLOW FRI
...WHICH WOULD BRING A CHANCE FOR LIGHT SNOW TO THE NE HIGHLANDS.
THE ECMWF HAS THE SAME FEATURE WELL NORTH IN ALBERTA. TOO MUCH
UNCERTAINTY AT THIS TIME...SO WILL JUST ADD LOW CHANCE. HEDGES
&&

.AVIATION...THE STORM SYSTEM OVER THE GREAT BASIN CONTINUES TO SLIDE
FARTHER SOUTH...SO VFR CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL THRU TONIGHT. HEDGES

&&

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

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