Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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FXUS65 KPIH 161957
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AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
157 PM MDT WED JUL 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...NW FLOW ALOFT WILL RESULT IN DRY CONDITIONS TODAY
AND TONIGHT. A MINOR UPPER TROF IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE PAC
NW ON THU...WHICH WILL RESULT IN A FEW SHOWERS AND TSTMS OVER THE
NE PART OF THE FCST AREA THU AFTN AND EVE. ISOLD SHOWERS AND TSTMS
ARE POSSIBLE AGAIN FRI AFTN/EVE NEAR THE MT AND UT BORDERS. BY
SATURDAY...A STRONGER UPPER TROF BEGINS TO MOVE INTO THE PAC NW.
THIS WILL TURN THE UPPER FLOW TO THE SW THRU THE WEEKEND. THIS
WILL ALLOW MONSOON MOISTURE TO MAKE ITS WAY NORTHWARD INTO ID.
THIS WILL RESULT IN SHOWERS AND TSTMS SAT AND SUN AFTN/EVE. THE
BEST CHANCES WILL BE OVER THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS. THE UPPER TROF
DIGS OVER THE W COAST BY MON...WITH SW FLOW PUSHING MOST OF THE
MOISTURE OUT OF THE AREA. THIS PATTERN HOLDS THRU WED...WITH ONLY
ISOLD TSTMS EXPECTED OVER THE MTNS. HEDGES

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.AVIATION...WILL HAVE CONTINUED CLEAR SKIES THROUGH TONIGHT.  A WEAK
WAVE WILL BEING IN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION THURSDAY
AFTERNOON.  NORTHEAST WINDS AT 10 TO 20 KNOTS AT PIH SHOULD DIE DOWN
BY SUNSET.
GK


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.FIRE WEATHER...WILL HAVE CONTINUED CLEAR WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY
MORNING AND A BREAK FROM THUNDERSTORMS TODAY.   EXPECT A WEAK SYSTEM
TO DRIVE THROUGH THURSDAY AND A RETURN TO MAINLY ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS ZONES 475...476...410...411 AND 413 THURSDAY
AFTERNOON.   EXPECT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS AT LEAST BOTH FRIDAY AND
SATURDAY AS FLOW ALOFT BECOMES SOUTHWESTERLY BY SATURDAY.
GK


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.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
LAKE WIND ADVISORY UNTIL 5 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON IDZ021.

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