BY: ROLAND STEADHAM - CHIEF METEOROLOGIST
LAST UPDATED: Friday, December 2, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
The strongest cold front of the season is on the way and will impact much of Idaho with colder temperatures, significant mountain snow and a rain/snow mix for the Treasure Valley on Sunday. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the mountains north of the valley from Saturday night through Sunday where we will see 6+ inches of snow depending of elevation. This front will cause us to go into a deep freeze that will last through much of next week. Another storm could bring valley snow on Tuesday with yet another storm late Thursday and Friday.
A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THE WEST CENTRAL AND BOISE MOUNTAINS...FROM LATE SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.
* SNOW AMOUNTS...5 TO 9 INCHES BETWEEN 5000-7000 FT AND 9 TO
13 INCHES ABOVE 7000 FT.
* WINDS...SOUTHWEST ABOUT 12 MPH OR LESS. STRONGER WINDS ALONG
* TIMING...SNOWFALL WILL BEGIN EARLY SUNDAY MORNING WITH THE BULK
OF THE ACCUMULATION EXPECTED TO OCCUR SUNDAY AFTERNOON AND
* IMPACTS...SNOW MAY ACCUMULATE ON ROADS CREATING A TRAVEL
HAZARD....INCLUDING HIGHWAY 55 AND HIGHWAY 21.
A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT
SNOW...SLEET...OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL.
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