Coronavirus update: A statewide stay-at-home order is in effect statewide in Idaho. All Idaho ski areas are closed for the season. Backcountry skiing/riding is discouraged statewide to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). See more details in announcements. Weather: A new snow storm system approached Idaho overnight, bringing several inches of new snow to the Northern Idaho region. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Idaho Panhandle. Three to 7 inches of new snow are expected today with high temperatures in the low 30s. Very high winds are associated with the storm rolling through, with gusts in the mid-40s possible. Damage to trees and power outages could be possible. The storm system is approaching the West Central Mountains and Southern Idaho on Monday as well bringing substantial snow, 2-5 inches, during the day. More snow is forecast Monday night-Wednesday in all locations.
Short Term Forecast
Snow totals forecast on Monday in Idaho. Heavy winds are predicted in the Northern Idaho region as well.
The 5-day Open Snow forecast (map below) is calling for slightly more than a foot of snow through Friday in Northern Idaho and the West Central Mountains. 7-10 inches are expected in the Sun Valley region and Boise Mountains. About 6 inches of snow are expected south of the Snake River.
Unstable weather conditions are forecast throughout this week, particularly in Northern Idaho. There's a chance of snow every day through Sunday.
A slight break in storm systems will occur in Southern Idaho Wednesday night-Friday. Another storm system comes in Friday night, bringing a 20-30 percent chance of snow through Sunday.
Eight to 14-day NOAA forecast maps show the possibility of drying out in the 2nd week of April, at least in Northern Idaho, but mostly winter-like conditions are prevailing through what would have been the final weeks of the ski season.
Below-normal precipitation is expected through April 12 in Northern Idaho while Southern Idaho could have normal or above-normal precipitation.
Normal to below-normal precipitation is forecast in Idaho through April 12.
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