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
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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