Snowpack levels are rising... it isn't surprising!
When you look at the latest snowpack graphic above, you’ll note that just about all the snow basins have risen to the green, or normal status. The only basin that is still in the yellow or, below normal category is the Boise Basin with 88% of normal. Even with all of the recent snow, it has still managed to rise from 85% of normal from last week. However, I think the reading was taken before the last round of snow to hit the local mountains. One thing for sure, we are moving in the right direction and now the biggest storm of the week is poised to move into the state on Wednesday. Here’s how things should play out:
TUESDAY: We will be in between storms! We may actually see a little sunshine in the morning. Don’t get used to it. We’ll see increasing clouds in the afternoon with a chance of snow in the mountains by the evening. Highs will be near 40 degrees.
WEDNESDAY: The stronger storm will move into the state. But, the orientation of this storm will put us in a southwest flow. That means as the core of the storm arrives in the morning, the southwest flow will cause our temperatures to rise during the day. I believe we could start as snow and then change over to rain or a wintry mix in the valley. There is no doubt we will see heavy snow in the mountains with a possible 1-2’ of snow in some areas by the end of the day.
THURSDAY: The unsettled weather will continue with occasional rain/snow showers in the valley and snow in the mountains.
FRIDAY: There may be a few spotty shower but overall, the pattern will gradually begin to dry as we approach the weekend.