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Area forecast discussion 
National Weather Service Pocatello Idaho
134 PM MST Monday Mar 2 2015

Short term...tonight through Tuesday night.

Main focus is on powerful fast moving cold front that will arrive
tonight and exit the region by Tuesday afternoon. Expect this system
to bring some light snow into the central mountains this evening.
Meanwhile a low pressure system passing south of the region will
bring some light snow to extreme southeast Idaho...around the Soda
Springs area this evening. The cold front will arrive in the upper
snake plain and upper snake Highlands after midnight to around the
Pocatello area around sunrise. This front will exit the area by
noon. Very quick hitting round of snow with this system. The snow
amounts have been fluctuating quite a bit. Latest models did come
down a little on the amounts...but still looking at 1 to 3 inches of
snow across the eastern snake plain and eastern Highlands. Wind
gusts of 20 to 25 miles per hour are possible with the front as well which
could create some blowing and drifting issues. Will continue the
advisory because it may create problems for the Tuesday morning
commute...especially since there hasnt been much snow in a while.
Seem to have a really good handle on the timing so will trim the
advisory to start at 03z and end around 21z.


Long term...Wednesday through Monday night. Expect dry conditions
and slightly cooler than normal temperatures Wednesday behind an
exiting cold front. Thursday through the end of period expect dry
conditions and gradual warming temperatures. Expect well above
average temperatures by the weekend into Monday. The GFS model has
dropped the possibility of a weak system Friday into Saturday.
However...the European model (ecmwf) models continues to show a slight chance of
precipitation late Friday into Saturday. Wyatt


Aviation...look for VFR conditions this afternoon through this
early evening. However...a system will bring snow across the area
late tonight into tomorrow. Expect IFR/MVFR conditions by late
evening through early tomorrow afternoon for mainly kida and kpih
and to an lesser extent for kbyi and ksun. Also...look for breezy
winds across the area tomorrow. Wyatt


Pih watches/warnings/advisories...
Winter Weather Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM MST
Tuesday idz020-021.

Winter Weather Advisory from 8 PM this evening to 2 PM MST
Tuesday idz019-023.



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