Area Forecast Discussion
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FXUS65 KPIH 281015
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
315 AM MST SAT FEB 28 2015

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY NIGHT.
UPPER LOW CONTINUES TO PUSH SOUTH WITH MOST PRECIPITATION EXPECTED
TO STAY WEST OF THE REGION TODAY AND PUSH SOUTH. KEPT SOME
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS MAINLY IN MOUNTAINS. SNOW
AMOUNTS SHOULD BE UNDER ONE INCH. EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS SUNDAY AS
LOW CONTINUES TO PUSH SOUTH. ANOTHER UPPER TROF PUSHES THROUGH
EASTERN IDAHO MONDAY, EXPECT SOME FAIRLY WIDESPREAD LIGHT SNOW
MONDAY NIGHT. NOT EXPECTING SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS. TEMPERATURES
THROUGH MONDAY SHOULD BE RIGHT NEAR THE SEASONAL NORMAL.
GK

.LONG TERM...TUESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT. ANOTHER SURGE OF ARCTIC
AIR INTO THE NORTHERN PLAINS WILL PUSH A BACKDOOR COLD FRONT OVER
THE DIVIDE INTO ID ON TUE. THIS WILL PUSH COLDER AIR INTO THE FCST
AREA ALONG WITH LIGHT SNOW MAINLY IN THE MTNS. THE BEST CHANCES WILL
BE IN THE SOUTHEAST HIGHLANDS...WHERE AN ADDITIONAL 1 TO 2 INCHES OF
ACCUMULATION. PRECIP ENDS TUE NIGHT AS MUCH DRIER AIR MOVES IN ON
NORTHERLY FLOW. DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND. THE UPPER
RIDGE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC IS EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO THE WESTERN
US WED NIGHT. THIS WILL RESULT IN A WARMING TREND FOR THE END OF THE
WEEK. HEDGES
&&

.AVIATION...THE UPPER LOW OVER THE WESTERN GREAT BASIN WILL PRODUCE
A FEW LIGHT SNOW SHOWERS NEAR KSUN AND KPIH...WITH LOW VFR CIGS
TODAY. LIGHT PATCHY FOG IN THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN WILL DISSIPATE BY
MID MORN. DRIER AIR MOVES IN TONIGHT WITH VFR CONDITIONS INTO SUN.
HEDGES

&&

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

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