ID WFO POCATELLO Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO POCATELLO Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, February 23, 2018

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT

Special Weather Statement

National Weather Service Pocatello ID

136 PM MST Thu Feb 22 2018

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

…Winter Snow Storm Coming This Weekend…

On Saturday morning, a powerful winter storm is expected to be

moving into central and eastern Idaho, bringing not only heavy

snow for the mountains and highlands of the region, but also

strong wind. Lower elevations can expect moderate snow. The storm

will continue all day Saturday and into Saturday night, with some

leftover light snow on Sunday.

For the central Idaho mountains, 1 to 3 inches of snow are

expected at elevations below 6000 feet, 3 to 6 inches from 6000

feet to 7500 feet elevation, and 6 to 16 inches at elevations

above 7500 feet. This would include the road passing through

Galena Summit. Winds on Saturday afternoon and evening on exposed

ridges will be from the west and northwest at 15 to 25 mph with

higher gusts. This will easily cause drifting snow which can undo

snow control efforts and blowing snow that can reduce visibility

to near zero in windy areas.

For the Snake River plain and eastern Magic Valley, most locations

should see 1 to 3 inches of snow, with bench areas, such as those

in Pocatello, should see 3 to 5 inches of snow on Saturday and

Saturday night. The wind during this event will be strongest in

this area, with south to southwest wind of 20 to 30 mph with gusts

to 50 mph possible. Wind of this speed can easily drift snow back

over recently plowed roadways, making temporary road closures

possible. Blowing snow can cause visibility while driving to drop

to near zero quickly and without warning.

Finally, for the southern and eastern highlands, and the Cache

Valley and Bear Lake regions, expect widespread snowfall of 2 to

6 inches, except above 6500 feet elevation where it will be more 6

to 12 inches. Locations such as the Rockland and Raft River

Valleys will also see the strong wind Saturday afteroon and

evening, where the channeled wind can be very strong, producing

near white-out conditions.

Travelers expecting to be out and around Saturday, especially that

afternoon and evening, must be ready for winter driving

conditions. Check road conditions before departure by calling 5 1

1. Bring a kit containing blankets, snow shovels, and other

emergency gear, just in case.

Winds will return Sunday, but snow will be much lighter.

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