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|Sunrise 6:01AM||Sunset 9:10PM||Sunday May 31, 2020 10:55 AM MDT (16:55 UTC)||Moonrise 2:09PM||Moonset 2:19AM||Illumination 71%|
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pocatello ID 1054 AM MDT Sun May 31 2020
UPDATE. Deep, broad southwest flow is in place across eastern Idaho around a departing through of low pressure that is lifting northeast through far northern Washington State and NW Montana this morning. Vertical mixing has been sufficient enough to allow some of these winds to reach the surface, particularly across the Arco Desert NW through Camas, Hamer and remainder of the Upper Snake Plain and Upper Snake Highlands. Also increased winds across the far SE/Bear Lake region. Winds will gradually decrease by sunset this evening. Think winds will remain just below Wind Advisory criteria (30-39 mph sustained, gusts 45-57 is the criteria) so Lake Wind and Wind Advisories should not be needed. Also made minor tweaks to the cloud cover forecast into this evening. No other adjustments were needed. The remainder of the previous discussion can be perused below. AD
PREV DISCUSSION. /issued 206 AM MDT Sun May 31 2020/
SHORT TERM . Today through Tuesday night. Upper troughing is anchored in the East Pacific with a strong shortwave lifting northward through west central Idaho this morning. A cold front will exit the state a bit after sunrise this morning, leaving some brisk southwesterly winds across the Pocatello area. Forecast winds keep us just shy of lake wind criteria this morning, but will likely see winds tapering off later this morning with a loosening of the pressure gradient. Expect to see dry and cooler weather today with the passage of the upper trough, though a few showers may linger in the Central Mountains this morning. Another round of showers is expected from the Sun Valley to Mackay to Island Park areas as a second shortwave trough pushes into WA/OR Monday. An upper low will cut off along the California coast once again on Monday, but along the northern stream we should see little significant weather. Hinsberger
LONG TERM . Wednesday through Sunday.
A low pressure system off the coast of southern California will move onshore and through the Great Basin for the latter half of next week. Chances for showers and thunderstorms will gradually increase with the best chances occurring on Friday when the system passes through Utah. As this system moves east of the region on Saturday, a new low pressure system will move into the Pacific Northwest which will continue the threat for showers and thunderstorms into early next week. Highs in the extended will start off about 10 degrees above normal but will cool to near normal by next weekend.
AVIATION . Expect vfr conditions at TAF locations today with gusty winds likely today across the Snake Plain. Wind gusts to 25kts will be common this morning but should decrease during the afternoon.
FIRE WEATHER . Expect dry weather today with only a slight chance for showers and thunderstorms across Salmon/Challis Monday afternoon. Cooler temperatures will result in slightly higher humidities. Gusty conditions remain likely today, with less wind for Monday.
PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.
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|Hailey, Friedman Memorial Airport, ID||2 mi||66 min||WSW 8 G 15||10.00 mi||A Few Clouds||64°F||37°F||37%||1018.3 hPa|
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