Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
250 AM MDT WED APR 9 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRI NIGHT. WEAK TROUGH PASSING TO THE
NORTH OF THE FORECAST AREA TODAY WILL BRING A SLIGHT CHANCE TO LOW
CHANCE OF SHOWERS MAINLY IN THE MONTANA AND WYOMING BORDER
REGIONS. BESIDES THIS WEAK PRECIPITATION THREAT...THE TROUGH WILL
BRING WINDY AND DUSTY CONDITIONS TO THE FORECAST AREA...ALONG WITH
CLOUDINESS. WILL ISSUE A BLOWING DUST ADVISORY FOR THE PRIMARY AG
LOCATIONS. SLIGHTLY COOLER BEHIND THE FRONT...BUT BY THU THE
UPPER LEVEL RIDGE THAT BUILDS IN BEHIND FOR ABOUT A DAY AND A HALF
HAS BROUGHT TEMPERATURES BACK EVEN WARMER THAN TODAY BY FRI. GUSTY
WIND WITH GOOD MIXING EACH AFTERNOON IS EXPECTED. ON FRI...THE
NEXT UPSTREAM TROUGH MAKES ITS APPROACH WITH FIRST INCREASING
CLOUDINESS AND INCREASING SOUTHERLY WIND. HIGHS CONTINUE FOR ALL
PERIODS TO BE 10 TO 15 DEG F ABOVE NORMAL AND LOWS 5 TO 10 DEG F
ABOVE SEASONAL NORMALS. MESSICK

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY. MODELS IN AGREEMENT OF A
SHORTWAVE MOVING THROUGH THE NORTHWEST FLOW AND PASSING OVER SE ID
ON SATURDAY AND EXITING RATHER QUICKLY.  THIS WILL PRODUCE BREEZY
CONDITIONS IN THE SNAKE PLAIN WITH A QUICK CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS.
MODELS DIVERGE PRETTY QUICKLY AFTER SUNDAY ALTHOUGH ARE HINTING AT
ANOTHER WEAK SHORTWAVE ON TUESDAY. CONFIDENCE IS LOW AT THIS POINT
FOR ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPACTS TO OUR AREA. TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO BE
WITHIN A FEW DEGREES OF NORMAL THROUGH THE PERIOD. EP

&&


.AVIATION...VFR CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH THE PERIOD WITH WINDS
PICKING UP LATER THIS MORNING AND CONTINUING THROUGH SUNSET. EP

&&

.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
BLOWING DUST ADVISORY FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING
IDZ017-021.

BLOWING DUST ADVISORY FROM 3 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING IDZ020.

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