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Special Statement

Statement as of 7:44 PM MDT on August 04, 2015

Expires 10:30 PM EDT on August 04, 2015


... South-southwest winds in excess of 40 mph for southwestern
Bingham... northwestern Bannock and central power counties until 830
PM MDT...

At 739 PM MDT... Doppler radar is tracking an area of strong... dry
outflow winds from about 15 miles southwest of American Falls to
about 15 miles south of Pocatello... moving northeast at 35 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms... which
will create areas of blowing dust and Crosswinds on I-15. Drivers of
high profile vehicles may need to reduce speeds.

Locations impacted include...
Pocatello... American Falls... American Falls Reservoir... Neeley...
Chubbuck... Aberdeen... Pocatello Airport... Fort Hall Buffalo Lodge...
Fort Hall Bannock creek Lodge... Fort Hall townsite... Portneuf gap...
Fort Hall Eagle Lodge and Massacre Rocks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If on or near American Falls Reservoir... get out of the water and
move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember... lightning can strike
out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear
thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to
safe shelter now. Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.


Lat... Lon 4312 11237 4276 11233 4261 11299 4289 11311
time... Mot... loc 0139z 270deg 18kt 4307 11252 4277 11250


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744 PM MDT Tue Aug 4 2015

... South-southwest winds in excess of 40 mph for southwestern
Bingham... northwestern Bannock and central power counties until 830
PM MDT...

At 739 PM MDT... Doppler radar is tracking an area of strong... dry
outflow winds from about 15 miles southwest of American Falls to
about 15 miles south of Pocatello... moving northeast at 35 mph.

Winds in excess of 40 mph will be possible with these storms... which
will create areas of blowing dust and Crosswinds on I-15. Drivers of
high profile vehicles may need to reduce speeds.

Locations impacted include...
Pocatello... American Falls... American Falls Reservoir... Neeley...
Chubbuck... Aberdeen... Pocatello Airport... Fort Hall Buffalo Lodge...
Fort Hall Bannock creek Lodge... Fort Hall townsite... Portneuf gap...
Fort Hall Eagle Lodge and Massacre Rocks.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

If on or near American Falls Reservoir... get out of the water and
move indoors or inside a vehicle. Remember... lightning can strike
out to 15 miles from the parent thunderstorm. If you can hear
thunder... you are close enough to be struck by lightning. Move to
safe shelter now. Do not be caught on the water in a thunderstorm.


Lat... Lon 4312 11237 4276 11233 4261 11299 4289 11311
time... Mot... loc 0139z 270deg 18kt 4307 11252 4277 11250


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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 12:55 PM MDT on August 04, 2015

Expires 11:00 PM EDT on August 05, 2015


... Red flag warning in effect from 9 am to 9 PM MDT Wednesday for
thunderstorms and gusty winds for southeast Idaho fire weather
zone 425...

The National Weather Service in Pocatello has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 9 am to 9 PM MDT Wednesday.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 425.

* Wind... gusts to around 50mph with thunderstorms.

* Thunderstorms... scattered or greater coverage from late morning
Wednesday through the evening hours.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. Fires may experience
rapid rates of growth. Please advise the appropriate officials or
fire crews in the field of the red flag warning for portions of
southeast Idaho.





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