It’s Snowing In Idaho Photos!
It's October, and in Idaho, it means a weather forecast that involves the four-letter word known as s-n-o-w! Eastern Idaho is the first part of the state to welcome snowfall in the Gem State. Our forecast appears to be focused on winds and some scattered showers. Out east, it's a different story.
15 Signs Boise Could Be in For a Harsh, Unforgiving Winter
The National Weather has issued a winter storm warning for the eastern parts of the state. From the National Weather Service: Moderate to heavy snow expected. Additional snow
accumulation of 2 to 5 inches below 6000 feet and 6 to 10
inches above 6000 feet. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph
through mountain passes creating areas of blowing snow and
reduced visibility. The NWS says these areas have blowing winds and low visibility: Island Park, Kilgore, Dubois, Spencer, Edie School,Small, Monida Pass, Raynolds Pass, and Targhee Pass.
Remember it's only October 12th and yes, eastern Idaho does historically see more snowfall than we do. However an early snowfall is a good omen for all of us who lived through last summer's drought.
Snow/Rain Prayers Answered?
This weekend we reported here that several local officials asked folks in Canyon County to get together to pray and fast for rain and snow. Last year's snowfall did not provide enough water for farms and lawns during last summer. The summer was filled with triple-digit temperatures and drought conditions.
Treasure Valley Weather?
The forecast for the Treasure Valley is sunshine with a high in the fifties. I believe we had highs in the eighties last week. Welcome to Idaho, where if you don't like the weather, wait a few hours and see significant changes.
Is Winter here?
Well, not in yet, but it could be on the way for the rest of our state. Early snow may be a hassle for those of us who drive to and from work daily. However, snowfall will be a boost to our ski areas and our local body shops.