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07/08/2019

Burn Scars are areas to watch when heavy rain is in the forecast. If you live near a recently burned area - flash flooding can happen that much more quickly on a burn scar. Stay Weather Aware today. #idwx #idfire

7/8 - Showers and thunderstorms today may bring one-quarter to one-half of an inch of rain to portions of Southeast Idah...
07/08/2019

7/8 - Showers and thunderstorms today may bring one-quarter to one-half of an inch of rain to portions of Southeast Idaho. These areas include Island Park, Driggs, Victor, Oakley, Almo, Malta, City of Rocks and portions of the Arco Desert.

When will thunderstorms be tracking through? Well, scattered activity is expected more or less throughout the entire day but expect increasing activity late morning through early evening. In addition to a heavy rain/flooding threat, gusty winds and small hail will be possible in and around thunderstorms. #idwx

Idaho Fire Info
07/08/2019

Idaho Fire Info

For Immediate Release: July 7, 2019, 8 p.m.
East Idaho Evening Fire Update
#HorseButteFire, #LakeChannelFire

#HorseButteFire
Horse Butte Fire is now 80% contained. Thanks to the hardwork of firefighters on the ground and the support of air resources this morning, significant progress has been made. Currently, containment lines are being tested by passing thunderstorms, which have gusts of 35 to 40 mph. Firefighters continue to secure the fire perimeter and mop up hot spots.
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 5:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning.
Fire Size: 9,446 acres
Percent Contained: 80% contained.9 Containment estimated for 7/8/19. Control estimated for 7/9/19.
Fire Behavior: Creeping and smoldering.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 13 engines, 2 dozers (BLM & USFS), 2 water tenders and Swan Valley Helitack (81 firefighters).
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

#LakeChannelFire
Containment lines are being tested by gusty winds. If containment lines hold, fire managers expect to call the Lake Channel 100% contained this evening at 9 p.m. Firefighters will continue securing the perimeter and mopping up until control is reached. Control is expected tomorrow evening.
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 7 miles north of Raft River on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning
Fire Size: 8,272 acres
Percent Contained: 90% contained, full containment estimated for 7/7/19 at 9 p.m. Control estimated for 7/8/19 evening.
Fire Behavior: Smoldering.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 6 engines, Snake River Hotshots, a 20-person handcrew, 2 dozers, 1 water tender and 1 helicopter.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Photos: Lake Channel from the air, Swan Valley Helitack, Horse Butte from the air

Idaho Fire Info
07/08/2019

Idaho Fire Info

‪#CanalFire is mapped 61 acres. Most of the active fire is out. Crews are improving containment lines and mopping up hot spots.

Estimated containment set for tonight (7/7) at 9 p.m.
Estimated control set for tomorrow (7/8) at 6 p.m.

. #BLMTFDFire ‬

07/07/2019
KMVT News

The fire is currently at 40 acres.

KMVT has confirmed that there is a fire currently burning approximately 1 mile north of Shoshone.
BLM is calling it the Canal Fire, and told us that it is between 5 and 10 acres in size as of 2:55 pm. They're unsure if structures are threatened at this time, and are working with Shoshone Rural Fire. We will update you as more information becomes available.

07/07/2019
Idaho Fire Info

Idaho Fire Info

July 7, 2019 11:30am #BLMIFDFire
#HorseButteFire mapped at 9,446 acres and growing. Crews are mopping up the north, west and south sides of the fire. Engines with air support are attacking the active east flank of the fire. (Video from air attack of tanker making retardant drop).

#LakeChannelFire mapped at 8,272 acres. Containment 40%. Firefighters are making good progress. The lava flows to the north are making containment slow going.

07/07/2019

7/7 215pm: Here's a general look at how thunderstorm activity is expected to progress through this evening. Storms will have the potential to produce wind gusts in excess of 45 mph, with only light precipitation. As always, storm reports are welcome and encouraged! #idwx

Did yesterday's wildfire starts get you thinking? Am I ready in case a wildfire affects me? Be prepared, not scared. #id...
07/07/2019

Did yesterday's wildfire starts get you thinking? Am I ready in case a wildfire affects me? Be prepared, not scared. #idwx #idfire

7/7 - A dry day is forecast today with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Rain amounts are generally low but there ...
07/07/2019

7/7 - A dry day is forecast today with a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Rain amounts are generally low but there is a risk for gusty winds and lightning today. #idwx

7/7 - Monday's forecast will bring a cold front, allowing for  cooler air, increased cloud cover and increased moisture ...
07/07/2019

7/7 - Monday's forecast will bring a cold front, allowing for cooler air, increased cloud cover and increased moisture to the region (for one day). Therefore, expect better chances rain with some areas expecting around one-quarter of an inch of rain. We could, however, have areas of heavy rain, gusty winds and small hail in some of the stronger thunderstorms. #idwx

1011pm 7/6:  Now that things are calming down, we OFFICIALLY hit 90° at the Pocatello airport today.  That's the first t...
07/07/2019

1011pm 7/6: Now that things are calming down, we OFFICIALLY hit 90° at the Pocatello airport today. That's the first time since last September....301 days. #idwx

Idaho Fire Info
07/07/2019

Idaho Fire Info

For Immediate Release: July 6, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

East Idaho Evening Fire Update

Storms with strong erratic winds are moving over the fires causing extreme fire behavior, making containment challenging. Firefighters will continue fighting the fires through the night and additional resources have been ordered. This will be the last news release tonight unless significant activity occurs.

#LakeChannelFire
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 7 miles north of Raft River on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning
Fire Size: approx. 1,100 acres
Percent Contained: 10% contained, full containment estimated for 7/7/19 at 6 p.m. Control estimated for 7/8/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Running
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 5 engines, Snake River Hotshots, 1 Inkom Fire Dept. water tender, 1 helicopter, 1 dozer and 1 heavy air tanker. Ordering additional resources.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

#HorseButteFire
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 5:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen on BLM. #BLMIFDFire
Cause: Lightning.
Fire Size: approx. 4,000 acres and growing.
Percent Contained: 0% contained. Estimated containment 7/7/19 at 10 p.m. and control 7/9/19 at 8 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Running.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 2 engines, 1 dozer (BLM & USFS), 6 single air tankers, 1 heavy air tanker and 1 very large air tanker responding. Ordering additional resources.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

#RadarHillFire
Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3:30 p.m.
Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Dubois near Radar Hill on IDL.
Cause: Under investigation.
Fire Size: approx. 75 acres
Percent Contained: 60% contained, full containment estimated for 7/6/19 at 9:30 p.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 6 p.m.
Fire Behavior: Creeping.
Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.
Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines (BLM & USFS), Clark County Fire Dept. engine and Hamer Fire Dept. engines.
Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.
Evacuations: No evacuations.
Closures: No closures.

Photos: Lake Channel Fire, Lake Channel Fire (photo 2), Radar Butte Fire (photo 3), Horse Butte Fire (photo 4)

Idaho Fire Info
07/07/2019

Idaho Fire Info

#RadarHillFire

Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Dubois near Radar Hill on IDL.

Cause: Under investigation.

Fire Size: approx. 75 acres

Percent Contained: 0% contained, full containment estimated for 7/6/19 at 9 p.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 6 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Creeping and running.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.

Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines (BLM & USFS), Clark County Fire Dept. engine. Hamer Fire Dept. engines en route.

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

Closures: No closures.

Idaho Fire Info
07/07/2019

Idaho Fire Info

#HorseButteFire reported 17 miles northwest of Aberdeen. Approximately 200 acres. Sending 2 engines and a dozer. #BLMIFDFire

Idaho Fire Information
07/07/2019
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Idaho Fire Info
07/06/2019

Idaho Fire Info

#RadarHillFire

Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3:30 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 10 miles northeast of Dubois near Radar Hill on IDL.

Cause: Under investigation.

Fire Size: approx. 75 acres

Percent Contained: 0% contained, full containment estimated for 7/6/19 at 9 p.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 6 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Creeping and running.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.

Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines (BLM & USFS), Clark County Fire Dept. engine. Hamer Fire Dept. engines en route.

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

Closures: No closures.

07/06/2019
Idaho Fire Info

Idaho Fire Info

July 6, 2019, 4:30 p.m.

#LakeChannelFire

Start Date: July 6, 2019, approx. 3 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: 7 miles north of Raft River on BLM. #BLMIFDFire

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: approx. 100 acres

Percent Contained: 0% contained, full containment estimated for 7/7/19 at 9 a.m. Control estimated for 7/7/2019 at 8 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Running

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.

Fire Crews/Resources: 3 engines, Snake River Hotshots, 1 helicopter, 1 dozer and 1 heavy air tanker. Additional resources being ordered.

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

Closures: No closures.

424pm 7/6:  We are seeing an uptick in fire starts today.  If you see smoke, please immediately call 911!  #idfire
07/06/2019

424pm 7/6: We are seeing an uptick in fire starts today. If you see smoke, please immediately call 911! #idfire

East Idaho has received lightning. Multiple smokes have been reported (N. Of Raft River & N. Of Dubois). Engines and air resources are responding. Size ups will be posted as they are reported. #BLMIFDFire

07/06/2019
415pm 7/6 Radar Loop

414pm7/6: Showers and storms continue to move in from west and southwest. The main threats will brief heavy rain and gusts 35-50 mph. #idwx

334pm 7/6:  It appears we MAY HAVE officially hit 90° for the first time in 2019 at the office and Pocatello Regional Ai...
07/06/2019

334pm 7/6: It appears we MAY HAVE officially hit 90° for the first time in 2019 at the office and Pocatello Regional Airport! We can't call if official until we run climate data later this afternoon. (Sometimes we get by the rounding numbers bug.) #idwx

7/6 2pm: Time to get off Bear Lake! Thunderstorms incoming with potential wind gusts to 35 mph along with frequent light...
07/06/2019

7/6 2pm: Time to get off Bear Lake! Thunderstorms incoming with potential wind gusts to 35 mph along with frequent lightning! #idwx

7/6 - Climate has been one of the more interesting topics in Southeast Idaho lately with temperatures still not reaching...
07/06/2019

7/6 - Climate has been one of the more interesting topics in Southeast Idaho lately with temperatures still not reaching 90 degrees! How is July tracking so far? Well, most days have been cooler than normal the the exception of the 1st.

This weekend, while warm, still isn't expected to be at or above normal and in fact cooler temperature are forecast for Monday!

☀️After that though...warm weather is on the way! It does look like that 90 degree weather is on its way for the middle part of next week. #idwx ⛵️🏊‍♀️

12:30 PM Fri 07/05/19: Hey #Montpelier, #BearLake, #SodaSprings, #Georgetown, #Bennington, #Dingle, #Paris, #Bloomington...
07/05/2019

12:30 PM Fri 07/05/19: Hey #Montpelier, #BearLake, #SodaSprings, #Georgetown, #Bennington, #Dingle, #Paris, #Bloomington, #StCharles, and #FishHaven, it's your turn! Join us for #SKYWARN Spotter training NEXT Saturday morning in Montpelier! The class is free and open to the public of all ages. Please help us spread the word! #idwx

7/5/19 Warmer Temperatures are anticipated the next several days with an even warmer forecast yet next week. We've been ...
07/05/2019

7/5/19 Warmer Temperatures are anticipated the next several days with an even warmer forecast yet next week. We've been cooler than normal lately though, so cool in fact, that we've been cooler than some cities that we normally would not be for this time of year. #idwx

Take a look at how poor our nations #AirQuality is tonight because of July 4th fireworks! Red/Yellow Dots indicate Moder...
07/05/2019

Take a look at how poor our nations #AirQuality is tonight because of July 4th fireworks! Red/Yellow Dots indicate Moderate or Unhealthy levels. The second image shows Yesterdays Air Quality - what a difference!

07/05/2019
July 4th 715 Radar Loop

715pm 7/4: We continue to watch an area of showers and storms across the southeast highland south into Utah. Another area of storms persists across the Centennials toward Island Park. As these storm clusters cont to weaken, outflow has pushed into other areas. The concern is for these outflow boundaries not only producing strong winds, but other storms developing along them. All of this could impact outdoor activities through the rest of the evening. #idwx

07/05/2019

628pm 7/4: Outflow winds around 40mph just occurred at our office. Looks for gusty winds moving into the #Pocatello area in the next few minutes. Similar winds and locally heavy rain also possible in the next 10-20 minutes for areas south of I-86 and along/west of I-15. This includes McCammon and Malad. #idwx

07/04/2019
July 4th 540pm Radar

540pm 7/4: Folks along I-86 and points south toward the UT border need to be aware of a line of thunderstorms moving east over the next hour. Wind gusts of 30-45mph have been common along with locally heavy rain. We can't rule out occasional gusts over 50mph as well. #idwx

07/04/2019
July 4th Evening Forecast from HRRR Model

There are Scattered showers and Isolated thunderstorms over the Central Mountains as well as the Southern and Southeast Highlands. The HRRR model shows showers and thunderstorms mostly done by 9 pm, only near Challis and Bear Lake. #idwx

Are you curious why firework smoke lingers in the air afterward the show? You can't see it, but every night, something c...
07/04/2019

Are you curious why firework smoke lingers in the air afterward the show? You can't see it, but every night, something called an 'inversion' sets up and its responsible for the smoky air. Read about the differences in our daytime and nighttime atmosphere here. #idwx

633AM 7/4: A dry morning is expected (except the Bear Lake area) this morning to kick off your 4th of July. By Noon, sho...
07/04/2019

633AM 7/4: A dry morning is expected (except the Bear Lake area) this morning to kick off your 4th of July. By Noon, showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop across the Central Mountains and Montana border region, with more activity expected for the southern highlands and Bear Lake area by mid-afternoon. Some of these storms could be strong, especially across the Bear Lake area. Gusty outflow winds are possible across the southern Snake Plain as well. The good news is that most of this activity should be winding down by sunset. When thunder roars go indoors. #idwx

07/04/2019

621pm 7/3: The storm near Georgetown continues to weaken somewhat as it moves toward western Wyoming. However, a storm over Blackfoot Reservoir is starting to strengthen. Small hail, locally heavy rain are the main threats with this storm. #idwx

601pm 7/3:  Our storm continue to press east toward Georgetown and Georgetown Summit.  Hail between 0.5 and 1.0" and loc...
07/04/2019

601pm 7/3: Our storm continue to press east toward Georgetown and Georgetown Summit. Hail between 0.5 and 1.0" and locally heavy rainfall are the main threats. Gusty winds are also possible. #idwx

07/03/2019

535pm 7/3: If anyone from the Swanlake/Banida area over toward Niter and Thatcher has any reports from the storm in your area, please pass them along! #idwx

07/03/2019

507pm 7/3: A storm capable or producing hail around 1/2" (if not larger) and gusty winds will pass over US 91 between Swanlake and Banida in the next couple of minutes. If you encounter these conditions, slow down until the storm passes your area. #idwx

445pm 7/3:  A risk for strong to even a few severe storms persists through this evening.  #idwx
07/03/2019

445pm 7/3: A risk for strong to even a few severe storms persists through this evening. #idwx

07/03/2019
July3rd 420PMRadar Loop

420pm 7/3: Showers and thunderstorms persist especially along the Montana and Wyoming borders. A new area of potential showers and storms is moving from the SW right now. Expect gusty winds, small hail and along with a little bit of rain. #idwx

07/03/2019
Forecast Radar through July 4th

Here's a look at a forecast Radar image which shows a general indication of where and when showers and thunderstorms might impact you through July 4th. Not shown are thunderstorm outflow winds, which may extend out several miles from this activity. Note it's unlikely the weather will unfold exactly like shown here, rather we're showing this to give us a general idea of how the weather may evolve. #idwx

Here's a look at the departures from average for June 2019 across the area for temperature and precipitation. Precipitat...
07/03/2019

Here's a look at the departures from average for June 2019 across the area for temperature and precipitation. Precipitation was below average (Shoshone and Richfield recorded 0.00") for most areas and temperatures ranged from above average across the Central Mountains to below average for the Snake Plain. No 90° temperatures were recorded at any SE Idaho climate site in June -- which was a first. #idwx

An update to the #TableButteFire. #idwx
07/03/2019

An update to the #TableButteFire. #idwx

**Contained July 2 at 9pm**
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

#TableButteFire

Start Date: July 2, 2019, at approximately 2 p.m.

Location and Jurisdiction: North of Table Butte, 5 miles east of Camas, ID on BLM. #BLMIFDFire

Cause: Lightning

Fire Size: 806 acres

Percent Contained: 50% contained, full containment estimated for 7/2/19 at 11 p.m. Control estimated for 7/3/2019 at 6 p.m.

Fire Behavior: Forward progress has stopped.

Fuels and Terrain: Grass and brush. Terrain is flat with rolling hills.

Fire Crews/Resources: 8 engines, 1 helicopter, and 1 dozer (BLM & USFS) still on scene. The following resources assisted: 2 Hamer Fire Department engines and water tender, 1 Roberts FD engine and water tender, 3 Madison FD engines and Camas Creek RFPA.

Structures Threatened: No structures threatened.

Evacuations: No evacuations.

Closures: No closures, Camas Monteview Road (2700) has reopened.

Summary: Firefighters held the Table Butte Fire at the Camas Monteview Road. Firefighters are now extinguishing hot spots and securing the perimeter. Table Butte Fire is 50% contained. Fire managers estimate containment for 11 p.m. tonight, July 2.

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