Special Weather Statement
Areas affected:
Bear Lake; Oneida; Lincoln; Sublette

IDZ017>025-031-032-062300-
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/PASHIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BURLEY…RUPERT…HEYBURN…STANLEY…
CLAYTON…ST. ANTHONY…ASHTON…ISLAND PARK…DRIGGS…VICTOR…
IDAHO FALLS…REXBURG…POCATELLO…MALAD CITY…OAKLEY…
ROCKLAND…HENRY…SODA SPRINGS…DOWNEY…LAVA HOT SPRINGS…
PRESTON…MONTPELIER…HAILEY…KETCHUM…BELLEVUE…ARCO…
CHALLIS…MACKAY
250 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

…THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH LOCALIZED FLOOD…HAIL AND DAMAGING
WIND THREAT…

ENHANCED POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY RESULTING
FROM AN UPPER LOW POSITIONED TO THE SOUTHWEST. WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS BEAR LAKE…SODA
SPRINGS…AND ALONG THE UTAH BORDER WHICH ARE FORECAST TO
PROGRESS TO THE NORTHWEST AND WEST…AFFECTING POCATELLO THIS
AFTERNOON. ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD TO THE NORTHWEST INTO
IDAHO FALLS…ATOMIC CITY…AND MACKAY THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE
THE SEVERE THREAT DIMINISHES NEAR SUNSET. THREATS WILL INCLUDE
DAMAGING WINDS FROM INDIVIDUAL STORM CELLS…SMALL HAIL AND
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD REACH 0.50 TO
0.75 INCHES TODAY PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE BEAR LAKE REGION AND
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS.

TOMORROW…ANOTHER WEAKENED POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST ONCE MORE. THESE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED
TO BE AS STRONG AS TODAYS STORMS. RAINFALL TOTALS COMBINED WITH
FRIDAYS ACTIVITY ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 1 INCH IN SOME LOCATIONS.
REMEMBER IT IS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE OR WALK THROUGH FLOODED
ROADS…ALL IT TAKES IS 12 INCHES OF WATER TO CARRY AWAY A SMALL
CAR…TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!

NP/HUSTON

$$

Special Weather Statement
Areas affected:
Bear Lake; Oneida; Lincoln; Sublette

IDZ017>025-031-032-062300-
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/PASHIMEROI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…BURLEY…RUPERT…HEYBURN…STANLEY…
CLAYTON…ST. ANTHONY…ASHTON…ISLAND PARK…DRIGGS…VICTOR…
IDAHO FALLS…REXBURG…POCATELLO…MALAD CITY…OAKLEY…
ROCKLAND…HENRY…SODA SPRINGS…DOWNEY…LAVA HOT SPRINGS…
PRESTON…MONTPELIER…HAILEY…KETCHUM…BELLEVUE…ARCO…
CHALLIS…MACKAY
250 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

…THUNDERSTORMS TODAY WITH LOCALIZED FLOOD…HAIL AND DAMAGING
WIND THREAT…

ENHANCED POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY RESULTING
FROM AN UPPER LOW POSITIONED TO THE SOUTHWEST. WIDESPREAD
THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP ACROSS BEAR LAKE…SODA
SPRINGS…AND ALONG THE UTAH BORDER WHICH ARE FORECAST TO
PROGRESS TO THE NORTHWEST AND WEST…AFFECTING POCATELLO THIS
AFTERNOON. ACTIVITY WILL CONTINUE TO SPREAD TO THE NORTHWEST INTO
IDAHO FALLS…ATOMIC CITY…AND MACKAY THROUGH THIS EVENING BEFORE
THE SEVERE THREAT DIMINISHES NEAR SUNSET. THREATS WILL INCLUDE
DAMAGING WINDS FROM INDIVIDUAL STORM CELLS…SMALL HAIL AND
LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS COULD REACH 0.50 TO
0.75 INCHES TODAY PARTICULARLY ACROSS THE BEAR LAKE REGION AND
THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS.

TOMORROW…ANOTHER WEAKENED POTENTIAL FOR ISOLATED TO SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS WILL EXIST ONCE MORE. THESE STORMS ARE NOT EXPECTED
TO BE AS STRONG AS TODAYS STORMS. RAINFALL TOTALS COMBINED WITH
FRIDAYS ACTIVITY ARE EXPECTED TO EXCEED 1 INCH IN SOME LOCATIONS.
REMEMBER IT IS NEVER SAFE TO DRIVE OR WALK THROUGH FLOODED
ROADS…ALL IT TAKES IS 12 INCHES OF WATER TO CARRY AWAY A SMALL
CAR…TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN!

NP/HUSTON

$$

Aviation Weather Warning
Areas affected:
Salt Lake

UTC035-061800-
AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING FOR SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UTAH
1014 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

AIRPORT WEATHER WARNING FOR WINDS GUSTING TO GREATER THAN
30 MPH/26 KT FOR THE SALT LAKE CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

VALID 1014 AM TO 1200 PM MDT.


$$

Special Weather Statement
Areas affected:
Bear Lake; Oneida; Lincoln; Sublette

WYZ023-024-027>029-061730-
STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…AFTON…ALPINE…STAR VALLEY RANCH…
THAYNE…KEMMERER…COKEVILLE…ROCK SPRINGS…GREEN RIVER
921 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN
SWEETWATER COUNTY…SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY…THE SALT AND
WYOMING RANGES AS WELL AS THE STAR VALLEY THROUGH 11 AM. EXPECT
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
WITH THESE STORMS AS WELL AS WINDS GUSTS OF UP TO 30 MPH.

$$

Special Weather Statement
Areas affected:
Bear Lake; Oneida; Lincoln; Sublette

WYZ023-024-027>029-061730-
STAR VALLEY-SALT RIVER AND WYOMING RANGES-SOUTH LINCOLN COUNTY-
ROCK SPRINGS AND GREEN RIVER-FLAMING GORGE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…AFTON…ALPINE…STAR VALLEY RANCH…
THAYNE…KEMMERER…COKEVILLE…ROCK SPRINGS…GREEN RIVER
921 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

A BAND OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE MOVING NORTHEAST INTO WESTERN
SWEETWATER COUNTY…SOUTHERN LINCOLN COUNTY…THE SALT AND
WYOMING RANGES AS WELL AS THE STAR VALLEY THROUGH 11 AM. EXPECT
LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL AND DANGEROUS CLOUD TO GROUND LIGHTNING
WITH THESE STORMS AS WELL AS WINDS GUSTS OF UP TO 30 MPH.

$$

Winter Storm Warning
Areas affected:
Sublette

WYZ014-015-071000-
/O.NEW.KRIW.WS.W.0010.160506T1559Z-160508T1200Z/
WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS WEST-WIND RIVER MOUNTAINS EAST-
959 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT SUNDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN RIVERTON HAS ISSUED A WINTER
STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM MDT
SUNDAY.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL FALL THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WITH EMBEDDED
AFTERNOON AND EVENING THUNDERSTORMS ON TOP OF THE WIDESPREAD
SNOW WITH SNOWFALL RATES OF 2 TO 3 INCHES AN HOUR POSSIBLE.

* SNOWFALL…ACCUMULATIONS OF 10 TO 25 INCHES OF SNOW IS EXPECTED.

* MAIN IMPACT…PEOPLE HIKING AND CAMPING IN THE MOUNTAINS WILL
SEE A LONG DURATION HEAVY SNOW EVENT. IF NOT PREPARED FOR THE
COLD HEAVY SNOW…HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER STORM WARNING FOR HEAVY SNOW MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER
CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF
SNOW ARE FORECAST THAT WILL MAKE TRAVEL DANGEROUS. ONLY TRAVEL IN
AN EMERGENCY. IF YOU MUST TRAVEL…KEEP AN EXTRA FLASHLIGHT…
FOOD…AND WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY.

&&

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