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Hailey, ID

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7/25/2019 New feature in the Airports section gives a link to 5 minute updates for data reports.

Sunrise 7:13AMSunset 6:27PM Friday February 28, 2020 3:28 PM MST (22:28 UTC) Moonrise 9:48AMMoonset 11:28PM Illumination 28% Phase: Waxing Crescent; Moon at 5 days in cycle
NOTE: Some of the data on this page has not been verified and should be used with that in mind. It may and occasionally will, be wrong. The tide reports are by xtide and are NOT FOR NAVIGATION.
Marine Forecasts
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7 Day Forecast for Marine Location Near Hailey, ID
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Area Discussion for - Pocatello, ID
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Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Pocatello ID 208 PM MST Fri Feb 28 2020

SHORT TERM. Today through Sunday night. Current water vapor imagery shows a Pacific system off the WA and southern British Columbia coasts with high pressure ridging over our area. Models continue to show high pressure breaking down and moving east into tomorrow. They then show the Pacific system and associated cold front moving through our area Saturday night into Sunday. Snow amounts look rather light, under an inch, for the Central mountains and the Eastern Magic valley as this system splits. The southern portion of this storm impacts our eastern areas better, particularly our southeastern areas. Expect 1 to 3 inches of snow for the Snake River plain and the Southern Highlands. The Eastern Highlands, the Big Hole mountains and the Southeastern Highlands still look to get 3 to 6 inches of snow. Portions of the Southeastern Highlands will get 4 to 8 inches of snow. The Wasatch mountains will likely get 4 to 8 inches if not 5 to 10 inches especially on the Utah line. From Idaho Falls to Pocatello and to a lesser degree near Burley a convergence band looks to set up with cold air filtering over the Montana divide late Saturday night into Sunday morning. Currently Idaho Falls looks get to 2.5 inches, Pocatello around 2 inches, and Burley less than 1/2 inch of snow with this storm. These numbers match the GFS ensemble but are about 1 inch higher than the ECMWF ensemble. We are leaning higher based on past experience with convergence bands with cold air moving down the Snake River plain. With that said, actual amounts still might be slightly higher than what we have in the current forecast. Have put out a Special Weather Statement for areas with greatest snow impacts. The Wasatch mountains and perhaps other areas in the Southeast Highlands may need an Winter Weather Advisory. Will make slight adjustments tonight into tomorrow with new model runs.Expect breezy northerly winds Sunday especially in the afternoon in the Snake River plain. Temperatures will be slightly warmer than normal today and tomorrow before dropping around 10 degrees below normal on Sunday. Wyatt

LONG TERM. Monday through Friday. Models usher in a period of moist northwesterly flow over the state, where the mountains will likely see some light snow accumulations. In the Snake Plain, drier weather is anticipated with some mid and high cloud cover. Ridging should then build in Wednesday night with mountain PoPs subsiding. With the ridging building in, warmer temperatures are in store for much of southeast Idaho. Highs in the Snake Plain are forecast to reach the 50s Thursday and Friday, however areas with snow cover may only see highs in the 30s. Hinsberger

AVIATION. Expect increasing upper level clouds this evening as a weather system approaches from the west. Terminals should remain VFR through the period. Down-valley winds should start to give way to more a south-southwesterly flow as the front approaches late tomorrow. Boundary layer winds will become more southerly late tonight and increase in the overnight hours. PIH, BYI, and IDA may come close to seeing impactful low-level wind shear provided surface winds are decoupled. Forecast soundings show winds around 30kts at 1500-2000 ft tonight. Hinsberger

PIH WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES. None.


Weather Reporting Stations
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Airport Reports
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Hailey, Friedman Memorial Airport, ID2 mi40 minESE 910.00 miClear37°F28°F70%1023.4 hPa

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Wind Forecast for Pocatello, ID (17,4,5,8)
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