Boise Region Daily Snow
By Matthew Platt, Forecaster Posted 2 months ago December 7, 2023
Quick update today. Tamarack came out the winner overnight with 6 inches of snow, Bogus had 1 inch, and it looked like Brundage came it at around 2 inches. We will see a strong cold front move through with dropping snow levels and a brief strong storm. Let's dive in!
Short Term Forecast
The next round of snow will come in around mid-afternoon. This will be a brief storm but it should drop some good snow in a short amount of time. Precipitation will move out during the overnight hours. I expect 3-6 inches of snowfall at Bogus, Tamarack, and Brundage. Friday will be a great opening day at Bogus with softer conditions and cold temperatures. There could be some light snow showers during the day on Friday though I don't expect much in the way of accumulations.
The next storm moves in late Saturday/early Sunday. Initially, it will start as an AR in northern Idaho, but the AR will lose its strength very quickly as it progresses into our region. Precipitation will be light with forecasted accumulations of only 2-4 inches up at Tamarack and Brundage through Sunday. Bogus will see lesser amounts with 1-3 inches possible. The bright side is that temperatures will stay cooler with freezing levels below 4500 feet.
We could see some light follow-on showers early next week. Those showers result from residual moisture of the AR moving back through our area. We won't get much from those showers other than clouds and some flakes.
Not a whole lot going on in the extended-range forecast. We will move into a drier period from about December 12th-16th. Average temperatures during this period will be a bit warmer than average but still cold enough for snowmaking.
There are some indications that we could see a weak trough nose into the PNW sometime around the 16th of December:
I hope that we at least get a storm or two out of that but no promises as of yet. Do those snow dances!!!