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Heavy snow continues in the mountains

Snowfall Forecast through Thurs 2-14-19

It's been an active start to February with precipitation reported nine out of the last eleven days in the Long Valley(if you already count today), with the same scenario reported here in Boise. The northern mountains have made significant strides in snow pack levels over the past two weeks and will continue to do so this week with additional storms.

After eleven inches of fresh snow at the Brundage Mountain snowstake this morning, an additional 1-2 feet of snowfall, possibly 3 feet in some areas, is expected to fall through Wednesday evening. A Winter Storm Warning is in place for the Boise Mountains and West Central Mountains for that time period.

Where is all this moisture coming from? A low pressure system moving south out of the Gulf of Alaska is expected to slide down the west coast. As it slides south, it will tap into very moist air located in the central Pacific, and pull that moisture up into the Gem State.


As moisture streams in from the southwest on Wednesday, snow levels will likely rise above the valley floor to roughly 3,500-4,000 feet. However, as precipitation moves in late Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, it may be cold enough overnight to see some snowfall in the valleys before it transitions to a rain-snow mix Wednesday afternoon. Stay tuned.

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