Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 030951
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
251 AM MST WED FEB 3 2016

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT.
SOME VERY LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS CONTINUE IN FAR EAST AND SOUTHEAST
PARTS OF IDAHO THIS MORNING. ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD BE A HALF INCH
OR LESS. SOME LOW CLOUDS AND PATCHY FOG ARE AROUND THE SNAKE PLAIN
AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AS WELL THIS MORNING. MAIN FEATURE IN SHORT
TERM WILL BE SNOW CREATED BY PACIFIC SYSTEM PUSHING EAST TONIGHT
AND EXPECT SNOW TO OVERSPREAD CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST IDAHO LATE
TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. GENERALLY STILL EXPECT A 1 TO 3
INCH ACCUMULATION AT ALL LOCATIONS WITH THIS SYSTEM WITH SOME LOW
ELEVATIONS MAYBE GETTING A BIT LESS AND MOUNTAIN PASSES A BIT
MORE. EXPECT WINDS TO INCREASE WITH THE SYSTEM THURSDAY AFTERNOON
MAINLY IN SNAKE PLAIN AND SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS. SNOW IS EXPECTED TO
LINGER ALONG EASTERN HIGHLANDS TOWARD WYOMING BORDER THROUGH
THURSDAY NIGHT AND END WEST TO EAST ELSEWHERE THURSDAY NIGHT.
EXPECT MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS FRIDAY WITH ANOTHER PACIFIC
APPROACHING FRIDAY NIGHT PERHAPS SPREADING LIGHT SNOW BACK INTO
THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS LATE FRIDAY NIGHT.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL TODAY AND RISE TO NEAR
SEASONAL NORMALS THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.
GK

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

A WEAK SYSTEM WILL MOVE THROUGH THE REGION ON SATURDAY. THIS SYSTEM
COULD PRODUCE SOME LIGHT SNOW...MAINLY FOR THE MOUNTAINS AND
HIGHLANDS BUT THE VALLEYS INCLUDING THE SNAKE PLAIN AND MAGIC VALLEY
COULD SEE SOME LIGHT SNOW AS WELL. THE SYSTEM MOVES AWAY FROM THE
AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY. RIDGE THEN BUILDS OVER THE REGION
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE EXTENDED. COULD POTENTIALLY SEE SOME
SIGNIFICANT INVERSIONS.

VALLE

&&

.AVIATION...LOW FOG AND STRATUS WILL BE MAIN PROBLEM ACROSS THE
REGION THIS MORNING. THE MOISTURE COULD LINGER INTO THE AFTERNOON
AND EVENING HOURS. LIGHT SNOW MAY ARRIVE OVERNIGHT ACROSS THE REGION.

VALLE

&&

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

$$



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