Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 240812
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
212 AM MDT WED JUN 24 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY.
WESTERLY FLOW ALOFT CONTINUES TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES EXPECTED TO
REMAIN WELL ABOVE THE LATE JUNE NORMAL FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES. THE
EXTREMELY HOT CONDITIONS WILL LIKELY MOVE IN OVER THE WEEKEND. BUT
STILL TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 90S ARE EXPECTED IN THE SNAKE
PLAIN THROUGH FRIDAY. NOT EXPECTING ANY PRECIPITATION THROUGH
FRIDAY EITHER WITH MAINLY LIGHT WINDS. `
GK

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.
EXPECT VERY HOT CONDITIONS SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY WITH
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY POSSIBLY REACHING 100 OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE IN THE
SNAKE RIVER PLAIN WITH ALL LOCATIONS LIKELY 15 TO 20 DEGREES ABOVE
SEASONAL NORMAL FOR HIGH TEMPERATURES. EXPECT A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE MOUNTAINS BY SATURDAY INTO THE EARLY
PORTION OF NEXT WEEK.
GK

&&

.AVIATION...A FLAT AND STABLE WEST FLOW WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION
TODAY WITH SCT-BKN HIGH CLOUDS. HUSTON
&&

.FIRE WEATHER...A FLAT WEST FLOW WILL REMAIN OVER THE REGION TODAY
WITH PASSING DISTURBANCES TO OUR NORTH POSSIBLY TRIGGERING ISOLATED
CONVECTION NORTH OF A CHALLIS TO ISLAND PARK LINE. A LARGE HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE POSITIONED OVER THE SOUTH WILL EXPAND WEST AND NORTH
THROUGH THE GREAT BASIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY REMAINING THE DOMINANT
FEATURE THROUGH THE WEEKEND WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS CLIMBING TO RECORD
LEVELS SATURDAY THROUGH TUESDAY. THE MODELS SHOW SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY DEVELOPING AROUND THE PERIPHERY OF THE HIGH
(OREGON...WASHINGTON...WYOMING) SATURDAY WHILE SE IDAHO REMAINS
RELATIVELY DRY. BY MONDAY THE RIDGE BEGINS TO WEAKEN A BIT ALLOWING
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT FAVORING THE HIGHER
TERRAIN. HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD DECREASE HEADING INTO THE LATTER
PART OF THE WEEK. HUSTON
&&

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

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