Boise Region Daily Snow
By Matthew Platt, Forecaster Posted 3 months ago December 3, 2023
The series of storms impacting our region have performed about as expected. Most of the resorts in our area have performed about as expected with ~15 inches falling across all of them. Temperatures have started to warm today, and temperatures will be pretty warm this week. We do have an active forecast so let's take a look!
Short Term Forecast
Precipitation will continue to move through the area for a few more hours. Since this storm has sub-tropical origins that means temperatures will continue to warm as well. By mid-afternoon on Monday freezing levels will be above 8k feet.
The warm air will stick around through mid-week. Check out the daily high and low temperatures up in Mccall:
Models are calling for a trough to move inland on Thursday and set up shop for about 5 days. This will move persistent storms and cold into the region:
Right now it looks like a storm will move through on Wednesday (12/6) afternoon and last through the day into Thursday (12/7) morning. Temperatures will start out warm with freezing levels well above 8k feet but progressively getting colder through the day Wednesday. By overnight hours temperatures will be cold enough for snow to fall down to 6k feet.
The next storm would impact our area shortly after on Thursday evening with much colder temperatures forecasted. This storm could last into Friday (12/8) afternoon. Total precipitation is really solid considering this isn't a strong trough:
Let's wait to forecast totals until we get a clearer picture of how soon colder temperatures move in.
Models aren't showing any consistent troughing or ridging after next week. It does look like the pattern stays very transient with troughs and cold temperatures moving in and out of our area quickly. We are really in a pattern of cold when we have storms but then warm temperatures in between.
Longer-range forecasts have backed off of the forecasted Tahoe storms around mid-month and moved that toward the end of December. Luckily we have some action to look forward to in the near future with colder temperatures. Keep working on those snow dances!
Bogus Basin opened with Deer Point and Morning Star cranking up! Congrats to them and an incredible job done. Hopefully, Tamarack and Brundage start to open their groomed terrain soon.
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