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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
236 PM MST FRI FEB 12 2016

IDZ017>025-031-032-131200-
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...HEYBURN...STANLEY...
CLAYTON...ST. ANTHONY...ASHTON...DRIGGS...VICTOR...IDAHO FALLS...
REXBURG...POCATELLO...MALAD CITY...OAKLEY...PRESTON...
MONTPELIER...HAILEY...KETCHUM...BELLEVUE...ARCO...CHALLIS...
MACKAY
236 PM MST FRI FEB 12 2016

...SNOW AND WIND TO IMPACT TRAVEL THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY...

A SERIES OF STORM SYSTEMS WILL BRING WINTRY WEATHER TO THE REGION
THIS WEEKEND INTO MONDAY. THE FIRST STORM WILL BRING A ROUND OF
LIGHT SNOW TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND MONTANA AND WYOMING
HIGHLAND BORDER REGIONS ON SATURDAY WITH LIGHT SNOW
ACCUMULATIONS. A SECOND STORM WILL BRING A PROLONGED PERIOD OF
SNOW TO THE CENTRAL MOUNTAINS AND UPPER SNAKE AND EASTERN
HIGHLANDS SUNDAY INTO MONDAY. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS SUNDAY AND MONDAY
ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 5 INCHES IN HIGHLAND VALLEYS WITH
5 TO 10 INCHES AT PASS LEVEL. SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ALONG THE
INTERSTATE CORRIDOR ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A TRACE AROUND
BURLEY TO UP TO AN INCH FROM IDAHO FALLS TO THE MONTANA BORDER. IN
ADDITION...STRONG SOUTHWEST WINDS SUNDAY AND MONDAY WITH GUSTS UP
TO 40 MPH WILL CREATE DIFFICULT TRAVEL FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES
AND AREAS OF BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW FOR PASSES SUCH AS GALENA
SUMMIT...PINE CREEK PASS AND TETON PASS.

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