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Weather Focus Shifts To The West This Weekend

A strong system and cold front will dive and carve through the West this weekend. Widespread mountain snow is expected for the favored terrain, as some winter storm watches have been issued. This system will then evolve into a multi-hazard storm of heavy rain, flooding and severe thunderstorms early to the middle of next week, from the Lower Mississippi Valley through the saturated Mid South. Read More >

Pocatello Weather Forecast Office History

The National Weather SErvice arrived in Eastern Idaho in 1895, with its first home in Idaho Falls and the main forecast office in Portland, Oregon. The office moved to Pocatello on July 1, 1899 for improved telegraph communications.

The initial Pocatello Weather Forecast Office (WFO) location was next to the railraod on Railroad Street in downtown Pocatello, then on the Cook block in 1901. The office then relocated to the Federal Post Office at Lewis and Arthur Streets in 1916. Military operations and a new airport encouraged the next move to McDougal Field in 1938. During 1949, another move took the office 2.5 miles west to the Pocatello Municipal Airport, where it has resided ever since. Most forecasts originated from the Boise office for the entire state for many years until the Pocatello WFO acquired full forecast and warning responsibility for Central and Eastern Idaho in 1999.

Pocatello WFO - Information & Services Guide

The National Weather Service in Pocatello provides a wide range of products and services to the American public. We have produced a "Information and Services Guide" to showcase what our office provides for Eastern Idaho. Some of the highlights include:

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