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FXUS65 KPIH 312049
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
249 PM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH MONDAY. A STRONG PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM
IS CURRENTLY LOCATED OFF THE PACIFIC COAST. MOISTURE IS STREAMING
INTO OREGON AND WASHINGTON AND NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CURRENTLY WITH
A STRONG JET CORE JUST OFF THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA COAST. EXPECT
DRY CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING WITH LINGERING
HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING. EXPECT SOUTHERLY WINDS THIS AFTERNOON WITH
GUSTS OF 30 TO 35 MPH.

TOMORROW THIS PACIFIC SYSTEM STARTS TO MOVE OVER IDAHO. FRONTAL
PASSAGE WILL OCCUR LATE AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING. LOOK FOR
WINDS TO BECOME EVEN STRONGER BY LATE MORNING WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
TO 55 MPH. A WIND ADVISORY HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OUR SOUTHERN
ZONES INCLUDING THE EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY AND THE LOWER SNAKE RIVER
PLAIN FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT. THE UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN MAY BE
NEEDED TO BE INCLUDED TO THE WIND ADVISORY..BUT CURRENTLY WINDS WILL
BE GUSTY OF AROUND 35 MPH. STRONG DOWNSLOPE SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL
MAKE DRIVING HAZARDOUS PARTICULARLY ALONG I-84 WHERE BLOWING DUST
COULD SHUT DOWN THE INTERSTATE BRIEFLY. PRECIPITATION WILL START
IN THE AFTERNOON FOR OUR WESTERN BORDERS AND MOVE ACROSS THE AREA.
COLD AIR WILL START MOVING IN FROM THE WEST BY LATE SATURDAY
AFTERNOON DROPPING SNOW LEVELS FROM 8000 FEET TO 5500 FEET BY
SATURDAY EVENING. SNOW LEVELS WILL DROP TO THE VALLEY FLOOR BY
LATE SUNDAY MORNING. LOOK FOR 5 TO 8 INCHES OF SNOW FOR ABOVE 5500
FEET FOR THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND EASTERN HIGHLANDS WHERE A
WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FROM 3 PM MDT SATURDAY UNTIL 5
PM MST SUNDAY. EXPECT 1 TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW ACROSS THE VALLEY
FLOOR. MUCH OF THE SNOW WILL DIMINISH BY SUNDAY AFTERNOON THOUGH
LINGERING SNOW WILL BE POSSIBLE ALONG OUR EASTERN EDGES THROUGH
MONDAY MORNING. WYATT

.LONG TERM...WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING FOR MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE
FOLLOWED QUICKLY BY ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE
IDAHO PANHANDLE TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION EXPECTED INITIALLY
OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TUESDAY MORNING WILL WEAKEN AND SPREAD
EAST INTO THE UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVELY
FLAT RIDGING WILL REBOUND SOMEWHAT FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK WITH
MOISTURE AND PRECIPITATION THREAT REMAINING NORTH OF THE FORECAST
AREA THROUGH FRIDAY. DSH

&&

.AVIATION...WIDESPREAD VFR AND LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS WITH HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGING REMAINING OVER THE REGION THROUGH TONIGHT.
APPROACHING SYSTEM WILL INCREASE WINDS TOMORROW WITH SUSTAINED WIND
SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH AND GUSTS TO 50 MPH FROM THE SOUTHWEST IN THE
SOUTHERN SNAKE PLAIN.  PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED BEGINNING MID-DAY
WITH SNOW LEVELS STARTING AT 8000 FEET MSL AND DROPPING TO 4500 FEET
BY SUNDAY MORNING.  DSH


&&

.PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WIND ADVISORY FROM 10 AM TO 9 PM MDT SATURDAY IDZ017-021>025.

WINTER STORM WATCH FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON ABOVE 5500 FEET FOR THE IDZ019-023-025-031-032.

WINTER STORM WATCH FROM SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY
AFTERNOON IDZ018.

&&

$$









000
FXUS65 KPIH 310921
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
321 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY.
EVENTFUL FORECAST IN THE SHORT TERM. SHOULD HAVE ANOTHER DRY DAY
TODAY WITH VERY WARM CONDITIONS ONCE AGAIN WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES
NEAR 20 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL ONCE AGAIN. STRONG PACIFIC SYSTEM
MOVES ON SHORE SATURDAY WITH COLD FRONT MOVING INTO WESTERN IDAHO
SATURDAY MORNING. EXPECT STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS AHEAD OF THE FRONT
ON SATURDAY AND EVEN EXPECT THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP SATURDAY
AFTERNOON ACROSS ALL OF SOUTHEAST IDAHO. COULD SEE WIND GUSTS IN
THE 40 TO 50 MPH RANGE IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AND SNAKE RIVER
PLAIN. FORECAST MODELS CONTINUE TO SEEM TO HANG ONTO THE WARM AIR
LONGER AND SNOW LEVELS START OUT VERY HIGH ON SATURDAY AND THE
LATEST NAM MODEL HAS BACKED OFF PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS CONSIDERABLY.
DECIDED AGAINST ISSUING WINTER STORM WATCH IN CENTRAL MOUNTAINS
DUE TO POSSIBLE DELAY IN ONSET OF COLD AIR AND SLOWER DROP IN SNOW
LEVELS. COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH REGION FROM NOON TO 6 PM
SATURDAY WITH THE REALLY COLD AIR DELAYING UNTIL AFTER MIDNIGHT
SUNDAY MORNING. SNOW LEVELS MAY STILL DROP TO VALLEY FLOORS SUNDAY
MORNING WITH POSSIBLE LIGHT SNOW IN SNAKE RIVER PLAIN. HIGHS
TEMPERATURES IN THE SNAKE PLAIN WILL TREND DOWN FROM AROUND 70
TODAY TO 60 SATURDAY TO LOW 40S SUNDAY BEHIND THE COLD FRONTAL
PASSAGE. GENERALLY EXPECT 3 TO 6 INCHES IN HIGH MOUNTAIN
ELEVATIONS FROM THIS STORM WITH MAINLY LESS THAN AN INCH IN THE
SNAKE RIVER PLAIN. WITH A TRANSITION FROM STRONG WINDS AND
THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY TO MUCH COLDER CONDITIONS AND SNOW SATURDAY
EVENING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING.
GK

.LONG TERM...MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.

A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE WILL BE CENTERED OFF THE COAST OF SOUTHERN
CALIFORNIA FOR MUCH OF THE EXTENDED. MOISTURE WILL BE STREAMING OFF
THE PACIFIC INTO OREGON AND INTO THE IDAHO PANHANDLE FOR MUCH OF
THIS TIME. THE MODELS KEEP MOST OF THE PRECIPITATION NORTH OR JUST
TOUCHING THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS. THEREFORE MUCH OF THE AREA WILL BE
MAINLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE RIDGE. EXPECT TEMPS TO RISE ABOVE
NORMAL FOR MUCH OF THE EXTENDED PERIOD.

VALLE

&&

.AVIATION...HIGH AND MID LEVEL CLOUDS WILL POUR THROUGH THE REGION
TODAY AHEAD OF A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. EXPECT WINDS TO PICK UP
LATER THIS AFTERNOON BUT BREEZY CONDITIONS MORE LIKELY ON SATURDAY.
SHOWERS WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION BEGINNING SATURDAY NIGHT.

VALLE

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...WINDS WILL INCREASE LATER THIS AFTERNOON AHEAD OF A
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM. GUSTY WINDS ARE LIKELY ON SATURDAY AND SHOWERS
WILL BREAK OUT ACROSS THE REGION SATURDAY NIGHT. WIDESPREAD RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS ARE LIKELY FOR SUNDAY WITH SNOW LEVELS AROUND 6000 FEET.

VALLE

&&

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

$$









000
FXUS65 KPIH 301927
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
127 PM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY. STRONG UPPER RIDGING TODAY
WILL MOVE OFF TO THE EAST TONIGHT AS A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVES
INTO THE PAC NW. THE STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THE HIGH
OVER THE DAKOTAS AND THE DEVELPING LOW OVER THE PAC NW WILL RESULT
IN INCRREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS LATE TONIGHT THRU SATURDAY. WINDS
ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME STRONG ON SATURDAY...WHICH WILL SUPPRESS
PRECIP OVER THE SNAKE PLAIN ADJACENT TO THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS.
REMAINING AREAS...ESPECIALLY THE CENTRAL MTNS...WILL SEE MORE
WIDESPREAD PRECIP. ISOLD TSTMS ARE POSSIBLE SAT AFTN. SNOW LEVELS
WILL REMAIN HIGH ON SATURDAY...BUT FALL SIGNIFICANTLY SAT EVE AS
THE UPPER LOW MOVES OVER ID. SNOW LEVELS MAY FALL TO THE SNAKE
RIVER PLAIN FLOOR BY SUN MORN. HEAVIEST PRECIP AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO BE IN THE CENTRAL MTNS AND UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS DUE
TO UPSLOPE ENHANCEMENT WITH THE SOUTHERLY FLOW. SNOW WILL BECOME A
SIGNIFICANT ISSUE SAT EVE THRU SUNDAY. SNOW AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 8
INCHES ARE POSSIBLE IN THE CENTRAL MTNS...AND 3 TO 6 INCHES IN THE
UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS AND ALONG THE ID/MT BORDER. THE SNAKE RIVER
PLAIN ALONG THE I-86/I-15 CORRIDOR WILL SEE SNOW SUN MORN AS THE
UPPER FLOW FAVORS THE ADJACENT SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS. TEMPS WILL BE
BORDERLINE FOR SNOW...SO AROUND AN INCH AT THE VALLEY FLOOR AND UP
TO 3 INCHES ON THE BENCHES SEEMS REASONABLE AT THIS TIME. STILL
MORE THAN 2 DAYS OUT...AND A SMALL CHANGE IN THE TRACK OF THE
UPPER LOW COULD LEAVE THE SNAKE PLAIN WITH LITTLE PRECIP. THE MTNS
ARE MORE LIKELY TO REMAIN UNCHANGED.

TEMPS WILL REMAIN UNSEASONABLY WARM THRU FRI...AND SOMEWHAT COOLER
ON SAT. SUN WILL BE MUCH COLDER. HEDGES

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.  SYSTEM MOVING THROUGH
THE PACNW AND IDAHO WILL EXIT THE REGION WITH LINGERING ISOLATED
RAIN/SNOW SHOWERS OVER THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS SUNDAY NIGHT. WEAK HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGING FOR MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE FOLLOWED
QUICKLY BY ANOTHER UPPER LEVEL TROUGH MOVING THROUGH THE IDAHO
PANHANDLE TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION EXPECTED INITIALLY OVER THE
CENTRAL MOUNTAINS TUESDAY MORNING WILL WEAKEN AND SPREAD EAST INTO
THE UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS TUESDAY AFTERNOON. RELATIVELY FLAT RIDGING
AND ZONAL FLOW WILL REMAIN IN PLACE FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE
FORECAST PERIOD WILL LIMIT THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGHT PRECIPITATION ON
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY TO ELEVATED TERRAIN ALONG THE MONTANA BORDER
AND TO NORTHERN CUSTER COUNTY. DSH

&&

.AVIATION...WIDESPREAD VFR AND LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS WITH HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGING REMAINING OVER THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY. DSH

&&

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

$$









000
FXUS65 KPIH 300942
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
342 AM MDT THU OCT 30 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

EXPECT WARMER TEMPERATURES AND DRY CONDITIONS THROUGH FRIDAY
UNDER UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING. AS A STRONG PACIFIC LOW
SYSTEM APPROACHES EXPECT BREEZY TO MODERATE SOUTHERLY WINDS ON
FRIDAY. WINDS INCREASE EVEN MORE LATE SATURDAY MORNING INTO
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING. A WIND
ADVISORY WILL LIKELY BE NEEDED FOR THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AND
SNAKE RIVER PLAIN WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH POSSIBLE. THE COLD
FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON BRINGING GOOD
PRECIPITATION CHANCES SATURDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SUNDAY. COLD AIR
MOVES IN LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON INTO SUNDAY MORNING.
TEMPERATURES WILL DROP AROUND 20 TO 25 DEGREES FROM FRIDAYS
DAYTIME HIGH TO SUNDAYS DAYTIME HIGH. EXPECT AROUND 4 TO 8 INCHES
OF SNOW ABOVE 6000 FEET. SNOW OF 2 TO 4 INCHES IS LIKELY AS LOW
AS 500O FEET. SNOW ON THE VALLEY FLOOR CANNOT BE RULED OUT AT
THIS POINT PARTICULARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

WYATT

.LONG TERM...SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY.

STORM SYSTEM WILL BE EXITING THE REGION SUNDAY NIGHT. BEST CHANCES
FOR PRECIP WILL BE OVER THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS. SOME RESIDUAL
PRECIPITATION IS POSSIBLE INTO MONDAY. EXPECT COOL WEATHER FOR
MONDAY AS HIGH PRESSURE BUILDS INTO THE REGION. EXPECT MAINLY ZONAL
FLOW FOR NEXT WEEK WITH SOME MOISTURE TRYING TO WORK INTO THE REGION
FROM THE PACIFIC. THIS WILL KEEP SOME LOW CHANCE POPS IN THE CENTRAL
MOUNTAINS BUT NO SIGNIFICANT SYSTEMS FORESEEN THAT COULD HELP AID
PRECIPITATION.

VALLE


&&

.AVIATION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PRODUCE DRY WEATHER AND RELATIVELY
LIGHT WINDS OVER THE REGION THROUGH FRIDAY.

VALLE



&&

.FIRE WEATHER...HIGH PRESSURE WILL PRODUCE DRY WEATHER AND MAINLY
LIGHT WINDS THROUGH FRIDAY. A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL ARRIVE FOR
THE WEEKEND AND PRODUCE A GOOD CHANCE FOR RAIN AND SNOW ACROSS THE
REGION.

VALLE


&&

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

$$









000
FXUS65 KPIH 292013
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
213 PM MDT WED OCT 29 2014

.SHORT TERM...TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY. LIGHT SHOWERS ACROSS THE
CENTRAL MTNS/UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS WILL DISSIPATE THIS AFTN AS THE
UPPER RIDGE BUILDS BACK UP. DRY AND WARMER CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL
THRU FRIDAY. A STRONG STORM SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE PAC NW ON FRI.
SOUTHWEST UPPER LEVEL WINDS WILL INCREASE OVER ID THU NIGHT...
RESULTING IN INCREASING RIDGE TOP WINDS. AS SFC LOW PRESSURE
DEVELOPS OVER THE PAC NW...SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE THRU THE
VALLEYS IN THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS AND THE ADJACENT SNAKE RIVER
PLAIN THU NIGHT INTO FRIDAY. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE ACROSS
THEE ENTIRE FCST AREA FRI AFTN. THE MODELS ARE SLOWING THE
PROGRESSION OF THE STORM SYSTEM...SO HAVE BACKED DOWN THE POPS
INTO SAT MORN. LIFTED INDEX SHOWS INSTABILITY ON SATURDAY...SO
HAVE ADDED ISOLD TSTMS FOR THE AFTN HOURS WITH THE COLD FRONT. SW
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BECOME STRONG THRU THE SNAKE RIVER PLAIN BY
SAT AFTN. HEDGES

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  SYSTEM MOVING
THROUGH THE PACNW WILL SWING THROUGH SE IDAHO SATURDAY NIGHT WITH
PRECIPITATION SPREADING FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT.  PRECIPITATION
WILL CONTINUE INTO SUNDAY AND LINGER OVER THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS
ALONG THE WY BORDER FOR MUCH OF THE DAY.  WEAK HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING
FOR MONDAY AND MONDAY NIGHT WILL BE FOLLOWED QUICKLY BY ANOTHER
UPPER LEVEL TROUGH EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. PRECIPITATION EXPECTED
INITIALLY OVER THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS WILL WEAKEN AND SPREAD EASTWARD
ON TUESDAY.  RELATIVELY FLAT AND ZONAL FLOW WILL LIMIT PRECIPITATION
TO AREAS ALONG THE WY AND MT BORDERS FOR TUESDAY WITH DRYING AS HIGH
PRESSURE RIDGE REBOUNDS OVER THE PACNW ON WEDNESDAY.  BREEZY TO
WINDY CONDITIONS FOR SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY AND SIGNIFICANTLY
COOLER ON SUNDAY AS COLD AIR RUSHES INTO EAST IDAHO.  HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL FALL AROUND 20 DEGREES FROM FRIDAY TO SUNDAY AND
WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES THE SNOW LEVEL WILL FALL FROM AROUND 6000
FEET TO VALLEY FLOORS SUNDAY MORNING AND WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR SNOW
OR A RAIN/SNOW MIX AT VALLEY FLOORS.  PRECIPITATION IN LOWER
ELEVATIONS WILL BE DIMINISHING AT THIS TIME SO EXPECT LITTLE OR NO
VALLEY SNOW ACCUMULATION. DSH

&&

.AVIATION...WEAK SYSTEM CROSSING EAST IDAHO THIS AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
VERY LIGHT SHOWERS POSSIBLE WITH SOME PRECIPITATION REACHING THE
GROUND AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS...TERMINAL SITES WILL REMAIN DRY. MID
LEVEL CLOUD DECK WITH THIS SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH AND EXPECT VFR TO
REMAIN IN PLACE. MODERATE WINDS WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH WILL DECREASE
DURING THE EVENING HOURS.  DSH

&&

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

$$









000
FXUS65 KPIH 290938
AFDPIH

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
338 AM MDT WED OCT 29 2014

.SHORT TERM...TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY. A WEAK SYSTEM IS MOVING OVER
THE AREA TODAY BRINGING LIGHT PRECIPITATION MAINLY THIS MORNING
OVER THE NORTHERN CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND UPPER SNAKE HIGHLANDS.
VERY LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATION OF AROUND AN INCH OR LESS IS POSSIBLE
ABOVE 8000 FEET. UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING BUILD BACK IN
LATE TODAY THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. EXPECT DRY CONDITIONS WITH
WARMER TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. ALSO...LOOK FOR BREEZY
TO MODERATE SOUTHERLY WINDS ON FRIDAY. WYATT

&&

.LONG TERM...SATURDAY THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY. MODELS HAVE SLOWED
DOWN THE NEXT SYSTEM SHOWING THE FRONTAL PASSAGE ON SATURDAY
AFTERNOON NOW. STRONG COLD AIR ADVECTION WILL BRING STRONG WINDS
AS WELL LOWER SNOW LEVELS TO NEAR THE VALLEY FLOOR. MOUNTAIN SNOW
WILL RANGE FROM 4 TO 8 INCHES WITH VALLEY SNOW POSSIBLE
PARTICULARLY ALONG THE BENCHES. SUNDAY LOOK FOR LINGERING RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS ALONG THE EASTERN HIGHLANDS AND SNAKE RIVER PLAIN.
MONDAY UPPER LEVEL RIDGING STARTS TO BUILDS BACK IN. EXPECT MOSTLY
DRY CONDITIONS AND MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES ON MONDAY. MODEL RUNS
NOW KEEP HIGH PRESSURE RIDGING IN THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
PERIOD BRINGING GRADUALLY WARMING TEMPERATURES AND DRIER
CONDITIONS. WYATT

&&

.AVIATION...WEAK SYSTEM CROSSING EAST IDAHO TODAY. ISOLATED VERY
LIGHT SHOWERS POSSIBLE BUT BELIEVE TERMINAL SITES WILL REMAIN DRY.
BEST THREAT FOR KSUN EARLY TODAY AND WILL LEAVE VCSH THROUGH
MORNING. MID LEVEL CLOUD DECK AS SYSTEM PASSES THROUGH THUS CEILINGS
REMAIN VFR MOST AREAS. WINDS INCREASE TO AROUND 15KTS THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH SNAKE PLAIN. DMH

&&

.FIRE WEATHER...WEAK SYSTEM CROSSING THROUGH THE REGION TODAY. LIGHT
SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE AT HIGHER ELEVATIONS MAINLY NORTH OF A LINE
FROM SUN VALLEY TO DRIGGS. LOCALLY BREEZY CONDITIONS POSSIBLE
THROUGH THE SNAKE PLAIN AND HIGHER ELEVATIONS AS WELL. RIDGE RETURNS
FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WEEK...STRONGLY AMPLIFYING OVER THE
CENTRAL/NORTHERN ROCKIES AHEAD OF STRONG PACIFIC SYSTEM. DRY
SOUTHERLY FLOW STRENGTHENS FRIDAY WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS AGAIN AND
WARMEST DAY OF THE WEEK. PRECIP ARRIVES DURING THE DAY SATURDAY WITH
STRONG COLD FRONT PASSAGE MIDDAY. STRONG COLD ADVECTION BEHIND THE
FRONT COULD BRING SNOW LEVELS DOWN TO VALLEY FLOORS SAT NIGHT.
LINGERING ENERGY FROM TROUGH COULD KEEP PRECIP GOING THROUGH SUNDAY
ESPECIALLY EASTERN HALF OF DISTRICT. DMH

&&

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

$$









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