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Wind Advisory issued for Monday with high winds & blowing dust

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POCATELLO (KIFI/KIDK) A cold front will slide through the region Monday afternoon with scattered thunderstorms and gusty winds. The National Weather Service in Pocatello, has issued a Wind Advisory for portions of the Snake River Plain. We'll also run the risk of blowing dust, reducing visibility along I-86 and I-15.

WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM THIS MORNING TO
9 PM MDT THIS EVENING…

  • WHAT…West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts of 45 to 50 mph
    expected.
  • WHERE…Snake River Plain, South-central Highlands, and the
    Interstate 86 and 15 corridor from Raft River to Pocatello to
    Blackfoot.
  • WHEN…Beginning around 10 AM and reaching its peak between 1
    PM and 4 PM and then decreasing between 6 PM and 9 PM MDT
    Monday.
  • IMPACTS…Gusty winds coupled with recently turned
    agricultural land will produce blowing dust. Some areas along
    the Interstate 86 and 15 corridor may see visibility reduced
    to 1/4 mile at times creating hazardous driving conditions.
    Gusty winds may also blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs
    could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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Michael Coats

Michael is Chief Meteorologist for Local News 8 and KIDK Eyewitness News 3.

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