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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...SMALL BUT STRONG STORM WILL BRING BLOWING DUST AND VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS...

.A SPRING STORM WILL ARRIVE IN EASTERN IDAHO ON SATURDAY MORNING.
WHILE IT LACKS IN MOISTURE...IT WILL COME WITH PLENTY OF WIND.
WEST TO SOUTHWEST WIND IN EXCESS OF 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR
50 MPH CAN DAMAGE ROOFS...BRING DOWN POWER LINES...AND GENERATE
DUST THAT REDUCES VISIBILITY SEVERELY. RESIDENTS IN EASTERN IDAHO
SHOULD MAKE AN EFFORT TO SECURE OUTSIDE OBJECTS AND PREPARE FOR
DAMAGING WIND.

IDZ017-020-021-272200-
/O.CON.KPIH.WI.Y.0005.150328T1400Z-150328T2300Z/
EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY-UPPER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
LOWER SNAKE RIVER PLAIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BURLEY...RUPERT...SHOSHONE...CAREY...
IDAHO FALLS...REXBURG...RIGBY...POCATELLO...BLACKFOOT
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM MDT
SATURDAY...

A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 8 AM TO 5 PM MDT SATURDAY.

* TIMING...VERY WINDY CONDITIONS SHOULD DEVELOP AROUND 8 AM...
  PEAK BETWEEN 11 AM AND 3 PM...AND THEN DECREASE TO BREEZY
  CONDITIONS BY 5 PM.

* WINDS...EXPECT PEAK WINDS DURING THE DAY SATURDAY OF SOUTHWEST
  TO WEST WIND OF 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 MPH.

* LOCATIONS INCLUDE...THE EASTERN MAGIC VALLEY TO THE REXBURG
  AREA...WITH STRONGEST WIND EXPECTED IN THE CORRIDOR WHICH
  INCLUDES INTERSTATES 84...86...AND 15. ALSO...STRONG WIND CAN
  BE EXPECTED ALONG U S ROUTE 20 AND IN THE ARCO DESERT.

* IMPACTS...WIND OF THIS STRENGTH CAN DAMAGE ROOFS AND BRING
  DOWN TREES AND POWER LINES. BLOWING DUST FROM IDAHO FALLS TO
  REXBURG HAS OFTEN LED TO EXTREMELY LOW VISIBILITY IN BLOWING
  DUST FROM RECENTLY PLOWED AGRICULTURAL FIELDS DURING THIS TIME
  OF YEAR. IT COULD BE LOW ENOUGH THAT INTERSTATE 15 COULD BE
  CLOSED TEMPORARILY. NEAR ZERO VISIBILITY DUE TO BLOWING DUST
  CAN ALSO OCCUR ANYWHERE IN THE AREA IN A VERY LOCALIZED
  MANNER. THE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS CAN MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO
  CONTROL YOUR VEHICLE WHEN DRIVING AT FREEWAY SPEEDS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS
THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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