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Posted on: May 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] WIND ADVISORY / ZOO CLOSED


AltTextWe are receiving reports of several downed trees as well as street light poles and other damage throughout Idaho Falls.  Please use caution and follow the instructions provided by the National Weather Service in Pocatello.  The Idaho Falls Zoo CLOSED at 2:20 p.m. this afternoon for safety precautions.  They will remain closed for the rest of the day.   Photo: 21st Street, Idaho Falls

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Wind Advisory
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Pocatello ID
217 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...Strong and Gusty Winds in the Upper Snake Plain today...

A cold front will cross Southeastern Idaho this afternoon and
bring strong Southwesterly winds to the Upper and Lower Snake
Plain. Some blowing dust is expected.

IDZ017-021-250300-
/O.CON.KPIH.WI.Y.0015.000000T0000Z-170525T0300Z/
Eastern Magic Valley-Lower Snake River Plain-
Including the cities of Burley, Rupert, Heyburn, and Pocatello
217 PM MDT Wed May 24 2017

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

* IMPACTS/TIMING...Strong and gusty winds will make driving
  difficult for high profile vehicles. Areas of blowing dust may
  limit visibility for motorists in areas of bare ground or
  recently plowed fields.

* WINDS...Southwest winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* LOCATIONS...The Upper and Lower Snake Plain and Eastern Magic
  Valley, including the Interstate 84 and 86 corridor from
  Burley to Pocatello and Interstate 15 corridor from Pocatello
  to Idaho Falls and Hamer.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A wind advisory means that winds of 30 mph are expected. Gusts
over 45 mph are possible. Winds this strong can make driving
difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra
caution.

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