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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
1236 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

IDZ017>025-031-032-311845-
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-SAWTOOTH MOUNTAINS-UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS-
UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
SOUTH CENTRAL HIGHLANDS-CARIBOU HIGHLANDS-
CACHE VALLEY/IDAHO PORTION-WASATCH MOUNTAINS/IDAHO PORTION-
BIG AND LITTLE WOOD RIVER REGION-LOST RIVER/PAHSIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
STANLEY...CLAYTON...DRIGGS...DUBOIS...ISLAND PARK...ST. ANTHONY...
EDIE SCHOOL...IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...
BLACKFOOT...FORT HALL...AMERICAN FALLS...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY...
ROCKLAND...DOWNEY...LAVA HOT SPRINGS...SODA SPRINGS...WAYAN...
PRESTON...DAYTON...MONTPELIER...GEORGETOWN...PARIS...HAILEY...
KETCHUM...SUN VALLEY...BELLEVUE...ARCO...CHALLIS...MACKAY
1236 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

...WINTER WEATHER ARRIVES THIS WEEKEND...

A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE NORTHWEST THIS
WEEKEND. SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL OVERSPREAD CENTRAL
AND SOUTHEAST IDAHO ON SATURDAY...WITH SNOW ONLY AT THE HIGHEST
ELEVATIONS. SATURDAY NIGHT...SNOW LEVELS WILL FALL DRAMATICALLY
RESULTING IN SNOW FALLING AT THE VALLEY FLOORS INCLUDING THE SNAKE
RIVER PLAIN BY SUNDAY MORNING.

SNOWFALL AMOUNTS WILL BE HEAVIEST ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS WITH
4 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS...AND 3 TO 6
INCHES POSSIBLE IN THE UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS AND ALONG THE IDAHO/
MONTANA BORDER SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY. THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN
MAY SEE SNOW ACCUMULATE ALONG THE I-86/I-15 CORRIDOR SUNDAY
MORNING WITH AROUND AN INCH POSSIBLE ON THE VALLEY FLOOR AND UP TO
3 INCHES ON THE BENCHES. THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS CAN EXPECT 3 TO 5
INCHES IN THE MOUNTAINS AND AROUND AN INCH IN THE VALLEYS.

A SMALL CHANGE IN THE TRACK OF THE STORM SYSTEM COULD EASILY LEAVE
THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN WILL LITTLE PRECIPITATION...WHILE THE
SITUATION FOR THE MOUNTAINS WOULD LIKELY REMAIN UNCHANGED.

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES ON THIS STORM SYSTEM. IF TRAVELING INTO THE
MOUNTAINS...ESPECIALLY SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY...BE PREPARED FOR
WINTER CONDITIONS.

HEDGES


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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO NV
644 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

NVZ030-031-033>041-311545-
HUMBOLDT COUNTY-NORTHERN ELKO COUNTY-SOUTHEASTERN ELKO COUNTY-
RUBY MOUNTAINS AND EAST HUMBOLDT RANGE-WHITE PINE COUNTY-
NORTHERN LANDER COUNTY AND NORTHERN EUREKA COUNTY-
SOUTHERN LANDER COUNTY AND SOUTHERN EUREKA COUNTY-
SOUTHWEST ELKO COUNTY-SOUTH CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY-
NORTHWESTERN NYE COUNTY-NORTHEASTERN NYE COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WINNEMUCCA...OWYHEE...WEST WENDOVER...
LEE...RUBY LAKE...ELY...MCGILL...BATTLE MOUNTAIN...AUSTIN...
DIAMOND VALLEY...EUREKA...EUREKA AIRPORT...GARDEN PASS...
GILLMAN SPRINGS...GRASS VALLEY
644 AM PDT FRI OCT 31 2014

...SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER EXPECTED SATURDAY...

ON THE HEELS OF A STRING OF ABOVE-NORMAL TEMPERATURES...A STRONG
TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE INTO THE STATE THIS
WEEKEND TO BRING STRONG WINDS TO CENTRAL NEVADA AND SNOWY
CONDITIONS TO MUCH OF NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA. THE TIMING AND
TRACK OF THIS STORM CONTINUES TO CHANGE HOWEVER WINDS WILL BE
INCREASING TODAY AND BECOME VERY GUSTY. PRECIPITATION WILL START
OUT AS RAIN IN THE VALLEYS THIS EVENING THEN TRANSITION TO SNOW
SHOWERS EARLY SATURDAY. DUE TO THE TIMING OF THE
STORM...ELEVATIONS ABOVE 5500 FEET WILL BE SUSCEPTIBLE TO SEVERAL
INCHES OF SNOW ACCUMULATION WITH LITTLE ACCUMULATION BELOW THAT
LEVEL. HIGHWAY OVERPASSES WILL POSSIBLY BECOME SLUSHY AT TIMES ON
SATURDAY AND TEMPERATURES WILL HOVER IN THE 30S ACROSS MUCH OF THE
GREAT BASIN.

MOTORISTS SHOULD REMAIN ALERT TO RAPIDLY CHANGING WEATHER
...AND TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IF TRAVEL IS NECESSARY SATURDAY.

VISIT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/ELKO FOR THE LATEST WEATHER INFORMATION


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LW

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