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Warm system for Thanksgiving week

Warm system for Thanksgiving week

An atmospheric river is set up to douse almost the entire West Coast. Raising freezing levels today and tomorrow will aid Thanksgiving travelers the next couple of days, keeping snow off of the major passes. By midnight Monday night, the freezing level in much of Oregon will be above 9,000 feet with freezing levels remaining near 10,000 feet for the Pacific Northwest through Wednesday. I apologize in advance, I’ll be mentioning rain a lot in this post. While major highways won’t…

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Winter’s first snowfall… in summer.

Winter’s first snowfall… in summer.

Author Note: I wrote this post on my phone. The ‘featured image’ is from last winter because I can’t figure out how to upload images from my phone. Also be aware that formatting might be weird. I love fall, it’s my favorite time of year. Unfortunately, fall only lasted for about a week where I work in Island Park, Idaho. We got somewhere between two and three inches of snow overnight, freezing up my pressure washer. Driving up, you would…

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The Pacific Northwest heatwave… won’t be that bad in East Idaho

The Pacific Northwest heatwave… won’t be that bad in East Idaho

It’s no secret that I talk to a lot of weather folks in the Portland and Seattle areas, despite living in East Idaho. The “hot topic” (pun intended) of conversation in these circles is the impending heat wave, which spells imminent doom for everyone west of the Cascades who doesn’t have air conditioning. Our good friend Frankie MacDonald has even weighed in in this YouTube Video. With some weather models predicting highs in Portland above 110 and highs in Seattle…

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Incoming! Late season storm to bring snow to Northern Rockies

Incoming! Late season storm to bring snow to Northern Rockies

It’s May (obviously), and if you’re like me you’re super angry to see the word snow being thrown around willy nilly. Well, it’s real and it’s coming. On the bright side, this is a quick-moving storm with things beginning to clear out Wednesday and Thursday. Right Now First, here’s a look at the surface analysis over the Pacific Northwest with data from 12 pm Mountain Time. You’ll notice a low located near where Washington, Oregon and Idaho meet (labelled 1004)…

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Half of Idaho in Flood Alerts

Half of Idaho in Flood Alerts

Take a look at the Weather Service’s website this morning and south Idaho is a sea of green with Flood Advisories and Warnings. The snow is melting and rain is falling and those two together are causing record flooding that has closed Interstate 86 between Burley and Pocatello. The Interstate has since reopened, but other highways are closed both in the Snake River Plain as well as in the mountains, where this warmer rainy weather is causing an avalanche threat….

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Pacific Northwest Snowpack Report – December 2016

Pacific Northwest Snowpack Report – December 2016

If it seems like you’ve gotten a lot of snow so far this season, you’re not wrong. All of Oregon is above average for snowfall thus far, as well as most of Washington and southern Idaho. This is good for improving our ongoing drought situation, especially in eastern Oregon where the drought is still keeping a tight hold. Right now, snow is covering the ground in all of Idaho, as well as a large portion of Washington and Oregon east…

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Snow Just in Time for Christmas in Idaho and Utah

Snow Just in Time for Christmas in Idaho and Utah

Here we go boys and girls, this is what we’ve been dreaming of! Snow is set to arrive along I-15 beginning Friday Night and lasting into Christmas Day. The Weather Service offices in Salt Lake City and Pocatello have thrown a couple of winter alerts our way, so let’s take a look at the situation. What we’re looking at right now is a couple of different weather systems. One will head into the Pacific Northwest, while the other will track along…

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Ten states are colder than… Mars?

Ten states are colder than… Mars?

Yup, you read that unfortunate headline right. The high at my house today in St. Anthony, Idaho is going to around 4, while the high where the Curiosity Rover is on Mars is forecasted to be 28. In fact, 10 states will be completely colder that the high at Curiosity and another 18 states will have at least some part below that 28-degree high today. Including Hawaii! The data comes from an app on my phone called Sol, which takes data…

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Your way too early Christmas Forecast

Your way too early Christmas Forecast

I shamelessly admit that making a Christmas forecast right now is more of a crap shoot than anything, but I thought I might shed some light of the general idea that the Pacific Northwest is looking at here in two weeks. Before I start, though, take everything I say here with a grain of salt. Long-range Forecast Looking at data from the Climate Prediction Center, it looks like temperatures are going to get down right cold for the beginning of next week,…

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